Tuesday, December 13, 2011
You know I go hot and cold with the Grateful Dead, which is an improvement over the close-minded kid who showed no respect at all, not even for Jerry. But even on the cold days, their debut is still one of my very favorite records. So as I revisited this gem, a bonus track from the 2003 Rhino reissue jumped out at me. Give a listen to an instrumental version of "Death Don't Have No Mercy." If any longtime Dead fans want to share some info about this, I'd love to hear it. In the meantime, it is Jerry Garcia's guitar playing that has kept me in the game and this track is a prime example of why I stick around.
DEATH DON'T HAVE NO MERCY