The Grateful Dead were certainly one of the most unusual rock groups of all time. Born in the counter-cultural upheaval of the '60s, the Dead became inextricably linked with Flower Power, peace and love — despite the fact that some of their songs contain some very cynical lyrical elements. The group's music was an amalgam of rock, folk, blues, country and jazz elements that lent itself perfectly to long improvisational passages in their live shows, yet many of their best songs are short and to the point, displaying a sense of song craftsmanship one might not expect from the world's greatest jam band — as evidenced by our list of the Top 10 Grateful Dead songs. Following a virtual paradigm for many of the Dead's best songs, "Scarlet Begonias" is a vibe-y mid-tempo tune with a loose feel. One of three new studio tracks on the double live album Grateful Dead, "Bertha" was a somewhat sardonic lover's lament from a man who has run from a relationship.
In honor of the Grateful Dead's 50th anniversary, these are the top 50 Grateful Dead songs I like to trip to:. Robert Hunter wrote the lyrics. It makes reference to the last days and trial of the 1st century AD saint, Stephen, the first martyr of the New Testament of the Bible, who was stoned to death. Released in the summer of , this is one of the most experimental tracks the band recorded. Jerry Garcia's vocals have been touched up in the mix to give it a real trippy sound. Add Jerry Garcia's unmistakable late 70's tone and this is pure Dead magic. Here's one of those Grateful Dead songs that I wasn't feeling at all when I first heard it. It was only recently when I went back to listen to the album "Shakedown Street" that it struck a real chord with me. This is actually a solo Jerry song from his '72 album "Garcia" but it was perfected by the Dead live, particularly during the late 70s. This is has the best harmonies of any Dead track recorded.
You should be fine as long as you stick to the lines you have laid out. Rawkcuf, maybe your comment is like your name and intended backwards, but what do you mean by differences between races. Somehow I never believed any of that; I wanted a career and a small family and never believed religion was a way to identify good character. How church discipline works. This usually works out great.