Grateful Dead once gave their fans a far-reaching promise: "As long as you want to hear us, you will have a band". Now the fans of the Grateful Dead, the much sung about deadheads, are not to be compared with other fans. They follow their band on tour everywhere, young fans still get tattoos of the faces of Pigpen and Jerry Garcia (dead since 1973 and 1995, respectively), deadheads embody the counterculture of the late sixties, as if the Summer of Love never ended. The degree of their devotion shows that the formation, founded in California in 1965, is not just any band. Warner Music/Rhino are now taking this fact into account again by releasing the complete works of the formation. In addition, the 11-CD live box set "May 1977: Get Shown The Light" (as an excerpt the 3-CD release "Cornell 5/8/77") and the double CD set "Long Strange Trip: Motion Picture Soundtrack" for the Dead documentary of the same name have now been released.
Listen to an exclusive German premiere of the song "Dancing In The Street" from the upcoming GRATEFUL DEAD album "Cornell 5/8/77" (released May 5th).
QUEEN - Their 50 biggest songs
Queen emphasized throughout their career that they are essentially a hard rock band. In fact, the English kept increasing the hardness of their songs as much as they liked. And yet there is hardly a formation of its caliber that has tried its hand in so many different genres. This stylish heterogeneity is also reflected in our ranking of the 50 greatest songs of the pomp quartet.
CARLOS SANTANA - The Sound of the World
"Only he who ate with the dead of the poppy, of theirs, will not lose the quietest note again." (Rainer Maria Rilke)
About one kilometre away from Levi's Stadium, deadheads have spread out with their vehicles, some of which are sloping at the top. This funny, peaceful audience between eight months and eighty years celebrates itself and the event on around fifty hectares between office buildings and industrial buildings. Around them are flying dealers with their creative, beautiful shops of all kinds draped. There are spontaneous performances and a lot of people who want to sell tickets after all. For the black market traders among them this will be an expensive lesson: bad business!
The exact day on which it was formed under the new name can no longer be traced. What is certain is that at the beginning of December 1965 the largely unknown band Warlocks, which had come together in May of the same year, changed its name to Grateful Dead. Much to the chagrin of concert promoter Bill Graham, who had become aware of the group the month before and had taken it under his wing.
But there are two more years that mark the birth of the biggest of all jam bands. On the one hand 1938 - the year in which the Swiss chemist Albert Hofmann discovered LSD in a laboratory of the chemical company Sandoz; on the other hand 1943 - the year in which the scientist learned for the first time about the effect of his discovery on the human brain, namely on his own body.
Playing With The Band
Although they have not officially existed since 1995, new CDs of them are released with impressive persistence. Grateful Dead - with or without "The" - is a myth. But despite all the fables and legends that entwine around them, they were a real band with flesh and blood musicians. What makes the Grateful Dead exceptional, why don't you get tired of their countless live albums with always the same songs? Where are the boundaries between legend and reality of one of the most influential bands in rock history?
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eclipsed is a music magazine based in Aschaffenburg and has been on the German market since 2000. It is aimed at friends of sophisticated rock music who want to go on a new acoustic voyage of discovery month after month.
eclipsed deals in detail with the rock greats of the 60s and 70s in the areas of art rock, prog, psychedelic, blues, classic, hard rock and much more as well as with the current scene in these areas.