Aquarium Drunkard Presents: Dead '72
The unreleased concert film Sunshine Daydream (documenting the Grateful Dead's historic Veneta, OR performance in August of 1972) premieres this Thursday at select theaters. Originally shot on 16mm, the film has been restored to HD resolution for its theatrical release along with completely remastered audio. To say Dead loyalists are 'excited' would be an understatement. Until now, viewing the film had long been relegated to 6th generation dubbed VHS copies digitized and uploaded to Youtube. We commemorated the event over at Aquarium Drunkard this morning, highlighting the "Dark Star" from that 108 degree day in Oregon. Read it, here....
This week's playlist takes a look at 1972 (my favorite year of the band's career) via the commercially released live recordings available on Spotify.
ABOUT AQUARIUM DRUNKARD
Based in Los Angeles, Justin Gage is the founder of the long-running, eclectic music blog Aquarium Drunkard. In addition to the blog you can catch his weekly radio show, Fridays, on SIRIUS XMU satellite radio -- noon-2pm EST.
Gage is also the founder of Autumn Tone Records and works as a music consultant and supervisor.