Right Outside This Lazy Summer POLL (Grateful Dead - Wake of the Flood)

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Might this actually be the best Dead studio album?

Poll Results

OptionVotes
Eyes of the World 6
Stella Blue 4
Mississippi Half-Step Uptown Toodeloo 3
Row Jimmy 2
Weather Report Suite 2
Let Me Sing Your Blues Away 0
Here Comes Sunshine 0


longtime caller, first time listener (man alive), Thursday, 20 June 2019 14:56 (one month ago) link

Eyes for the words. I like to mix in REM lyrics with it sometimes in my head like "seeds that were silent all burst into bloom & decay/ children look up all they hear is sky blue bells ringing"

BrianB, Thursday, 20 June 2019 15:09 (one month ago) link

Anyone else mildly infuriated that Mississippi Half-Step Uptown Toodeloo is not titled Half-Step Mississippi Uptown Toodeloo?

☮ (peace, man), Thursday, 20 June 2019 15:10 (one month ago) link

one obvious choice here, especially if we're talking about studio versions

global tetrahedron, Thursday, 20 June 2019 15:34 (one month ago) link

I could easily go for Row Jimmy, Stella Blue or Eyes of the World, and I enjoy Weather Report Suite a lot but probably wouldn't place it above those.

longtime caller, first time listener (man alive), Thursday, 20 June 2019 15:52 (one month ago) link

not wrs, to me anyway

global tetrahedron, Thursday, 20 June 2019 15:53 (one month ago) link

one obvious choice here, especially if we're talking about studio versions

― global tetrahedron, Thursday, June 20, 2019 3:34 PM (twenty minutes ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

Fuck, I haven't listened to the record in 20 years. I voted based on the platonic ideal of the song that exists in my mind.

☮ (peace, man), Thursday, 20 June 2019 15:56 (one month ago) link

I have come to believe that this is the best GD studio album. Only song here not a contender is Keith's (which is still pretty good)

Voted Eyes

Paul Ponzi, Thursday, 20 June 2019 16:55 (one month ago) link

It’s a great album. Eyes is my mom’s favorite dead song, I love Jerry’s soloing. I love the Without A Net version with Branford Marsalis too... ends up sounding kinda like “what’s going on/“mercy mercy me”

brimstead, Thursday, 20 June 2019 18:42 (one month ago) link

It always reminds me a lot of What's Going On too.

longtime caller, first time listener (man alive), Thursday, 20 June 2019 19:57 (one month ago) link

Row Jimmy, easily. One of my favorite Dead songs--enigmatic, world-weary, and stoic in the most beautiful way. And the studio version has a leg up on most live versions because it's got Keith on both Rhodes and Clavinet.

J. Sam, Friday, 21 June 2019 00:55 (one month ago) link

this is actually my least favorite of their post-aoxomoxoa glory run. it's weather report suite among these for me, the languor is so rich and deep there, and the harmonies swelling...really good stuff to my ear

Automatic thread bump. This poll is closing tomorrow.

System, Wednesday, 26 June 2019 00:01 (three weeks ago) link

Automatic thread bump. This poll's results are now in.

System, Thursday, 27 June 2019 00:01 (three weeks ago) link

i forgot how much i love this album

johnny crunch, Thursday, 4 July 2019 16:15 (two weeks ago) link


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