He brings to vivid life the dead’s early days in late-sixties San Francisco—an era of astounding creativity and change that reverberates to this day. From 1965 to 1995, the grateful dead flourished as one of the most beloved, unusual, and accomplished musical entities to ever grace American culture.
In a kaleidoscopic narrative, the magic of the grateful dead concert experience, McNally not only chronicles their experiences in a fascinatingly detailed fashion, but veers off into side trips on the band’s intricate stage setup, or metaphysical musings excerpted from a conversation among band members.
But mcnally carries the dead’s saga through the seventies and into the more recent years of constant touring and incessant musical exploration, which have cemented a unique bond between performers and audience, and created the business enterprise that is much more a family than a corporation. Written with the same zeal and spirit that the Grateful Dead brought to its music for more than thirty years, the book takes readers on a personal tour through the band’s inner circle, highlighting its frenetic and very human faces.
A Long Strange Trip: The Inside History of the Grateful Dead #ad - The complete history of one of the most long-lived and legendary bands in rock history, written by its official historian and publicist—a must-have chronicle for all Dead Heads, and for students of rock and the 1960s’ counterculture. Here we see the group at its most raw and powerful, mingling with such legendary psychonauts as Neal Cassady and Owsley “Bear” Stanley, both live and in the studio, playing as the house band at Ken Kesey’s acid tests, and performing the alchemical experiments, that produced some of their most searing and evocative music.
Searching for the Sound: My Life with the Grateful DeadBack Bay Books #ad - A fun ride. Even for the most well-read Deadhead, there's enough between the covers to make Searching for the Sound worth a look. Associated Press Back Bay Books. From ken kesey's "acid tests" to the summer of Love to bestselling albums and worldwide tours, the Dead's story has never been told as honestly or as memorably as in this remarkable memoir.
. In a book "as graceful and sublime as a box of rain" new york times book review, the beloved bassist tells the stories behind the songs, and jams in the Grateful Dead's long, tours, strange trip from the 1960s to the death of Jerry Garcia in 1995 and beyond. The legendary bass player tells the full, true story of his years with Jerry Garcia and the Grateful Dead in this "insightful and entertaining" Austin Chronicle memoir of life in the greatest improvisational band in American history.
Deal: My Three Decades of Drumming, Dreams, and Drugs with the Grateful DeadSt. Martin's Griffin #ad - Some of the greatest musicians and concerts were a part of the grateful Dead's career, from sharing the stage with Janis Joplin, Bob Dylan, to playing in the Acid Tests, The Monterey Pop Festival, and The Who, Woodstock and Altamont. For thirty years, beginning in the hippie scene of San Francisco in 1965, they were a musical institution, the original jam band that broke new ground in so many ways.
Back Bay Books. Saint martin s Press Inc. Everything a rock music fan would expect is here, but what sets this apart is Bill's incredible life of adventure that was at the heart of the Grateful Dead experience. The grateful dead are perhaps the most legendary American rock band of all time. From the music to their live concert sound systems and fan recordings, they were forward-thinking champions of artistic control and outlaw artists who marched to the beat of their own drums.
Deal: My Three Decades of Drumming, Dreams, and Drugs with the Grateful Dead #ad - In deal, one of their founding members and drummer for every one of their over 2, Bill Kreutzmann, 300 concerts has written an unflinching and wild account of playing in the greatest improvisational band of all time. This was a band that knew no limits and Bill lived life to the fullest, pushing the boundaries of drugs, drums and high times, through devastating tragedy and remarkable triumph.
But at this book's beating heart is the music--theirs and others. Bill's life is a chronicle of American music and pop culture history and his epic personal journey is one of sonic discovery and thrilling experiences.
Home Before Daylight: My Life on the Road with the Grateful DeadSt. Martin's Griffin #ad - It is a piece of music history, one that reflects the American spirit of adventure and brotherhood. Saint martin s Press Inc. The first show he worked was a Grateful Dead concert in July of 1969 and Parish was captivated by the music. Throughout the dead's historic run, there were parties of biblical proportion and celebrity run-ins with everybody from Bob Dylan to Frank Sinatra--but there was a dark side to life on the road and tragedy didn't just strike the musicians.
But home before daylight is a story of friendship, of music and redemption. Back Bay Books. Seen through steve parish's eyes and experiences, The Grateful Dead's wild ride has never been so revealing. Busted as a teenager for selling acid in the summer of 1968, Parish landed in Riker's Island. He became very close with garcia in particular, acting as his personal roadie and later manager for his solo performances and Garcia Band shows.
Home Before Daylight: My Life on the Road with the Grateful Dead #ad - He was also the last friend to see Garcia alive. A life seemingly headed nowhere had suddenly found its calling as he fell in quickly with a band of likeminded misfits who formed the nucleus of what would be the greatest road crew in rock 'n' roll history. Parish traveled to California where his apprenticeship began.
The experience changed him and after getting out he did his best to stay out of trouble, securing a job moving music equipment at the New York State Pavilion.
Garcia : An American LifePenguin Books #ad - Penguin Books. With more than forty photographs, many of them previously unpublished, Bob Dylan said, Garcia: An American Life is the ultimate tribute to the man who, "had no equal. Back Bay Books. Now, who covered the grateful dead for twenty-five years, Blair Jackson, and ultimately, the brilliant songwriter, gives us an unparalleled portrait of Garcia--the musical genius, the tortured soul plagued by his own addiction.
Jerry garcia was one of the most gifted musicians of all time, and he was a member of one of the most worshiped rock 'n' roll bands in history. He was there when dylan went electric, when a generation danced naked at Woodstock, and when Ken Kesey started experimenting with acid. Saint martin s Press Inc.
The Complete Annotated Grateful Dead LyricsSimon & Schuster #ad - And the annotations on sources provide a gloss on the lyrics, which goes to the roots of Western culture as they are incorporated into them. Saint martin s Press Inc. Penguin Books. An avid grateful dead concertgoer for more than two decades, David Dodd is a librarian who brings to the work a detective’s love of following a clue as far as it will take him.
They are hummed and spoken among thousands as counterculture code and recorded by musicians of all stripes for their inimitable singability and obscure accessibility. Celebrate the fiftieth anniversary of the most popular and enduring band ever: “Even the most hardcore Deadheads will be impressed by this obsessively complete look at the Grateful Dead’s lyrics” Publishers Weekly.
The Complete Annotated Grateful Dead Lyrics #ad - The complete annotated grateful Dead Lyrics is an authoritative text, providing standard versions of all the original songs you thought you knew forwards and backwards. These are some of the best-loved songs in the modern American songbook. How do they do all this? to provide a context for this formidable body of work, of which his part is primary, Robert Hunter has written a foreword that goes to the heart of the matter.
A gorgeous keepsake edition of the dead’s official annotated lyrics, The Complete Annotated Grateful Dead Lyrics is an absolute must-have for the fiftieth anniversary—you won’t think of this cultural icon the same way again. In fact, founding band member Bob Weir said: “This book is great. Now i’ll never have to explain myself.
Living with the Dead:: Twenty Years on the Bus with Garcia and the Grateful DeadCooper Square Press #ad - Saint martin s Press Inc. Penguin Books. Simon Schuster. This memoir chronicles the Grateful Dead's seminal years: 1965-1985. Back Bay Books.
Everything I Know About Business I Learned from the Grateful Dead: The Ten Most Innovative Lessons from a Long, Strange TripBusiness Plus #ad - The grateful dead, one of the most popular bands of all time, still enjoys incredible relevance to this day. Or were they? for an extraordinary 30 years, the Dead improvised a business plan-all while making huge profits and pioneering practices subsequently embraced by the business world. Simon Schuster. Penguin Books.
But let's admit it, they weren't exactly poster boys for corporate America. Saint martin s Press Inc. Now, business professor and lifelong deadhead barry Barnes shares the 10 most innovative business lessons from the band's illustrious career, including: creating and delivering superior customer value; implementing a flat management structure; sharing your content; and more.
Everything I Know About Business I Learned from the Grateful Dead: The Ten Most Innovative Lessons from a Long, Strange Trip #ad - Back Bay Books. Barnes shows how the dead were masters of "strategic improvisation"-the ability to adapt to changing times and circumstances-and that their success lay in their commitment to relentless variation. Everything i know about business i learned from the grateful dead teaches readers how they did it-and what any business can learn from their long, strange trip.
Jerry on Jerry: The Unpublished Jerry Garcia InterviewsBlack Dog & Leventhal #ad - Black dog Leventhal Publishers. Here, garcia speaks openly about everything from growing up in the San Francisco Bay Area and his first encounters with early R&B to his thoughts on songwriting, movies, government, LSD, the Beats and Neal Cassady, and more. Released by the jerry garcia family and made available to the public for the first time, these are some of the most candid, intimate interviews with Jerry Garcia ever published.
These never-before-published interviews with Jerry Garcia reveal his thoughts on religion, his personal life, politics, and his creative process. Back Bay Books. Illustrated with family photographs, jerry on Jerry presents uniquely poignant, and astute moments, unguarded, and Jerry's artwork, ephemera, showing a side of Jerry that even his biggest fans have not known.
Jerry on Jerry: The Unpublished Jerry Garcia Interviews #ad - Penguin Books. Jerry on jerry provides new insight into the beloved frontman of the Grateful Dead in time for the 50th Anniversary of the band. Saint martin s Press Inc. Simon Schuster.
Fare Thee Well: The Final Chapter of the Grateful Dead's Long, Strange TripDa Capo Press #ad - Simon Schuster. Culminating in the landmark tour bearing the same name, fare thee well charts the arduous journey from Garcia's passing all the way up to the uneasy agreement between the Core Four that led to the series of shows celebrating the band's fiftieth anniversary and finally allowing for a proper, and joyous, sendoff of the group revered by so many.
So long defined by garcia's vision for the group, the surviving "Core Four, " as they came to be called, were reduced to conflicting agendas, strained relationships, and catastrophic business decisions that would leave the iconic band in utter disarray. Penguin Books. Back Bay Books. Wrestling with how best to define their living legacy, the band made many attempts at restructuring, but it would take twenty years before relationships were mended enough for the Grateful Dead as fans remembered them to once again take the stage.
Fare Thee Well: The Final Chapter of the Grateful Dead's Long, Strange Trip #ad - Acclaimed music journalist and new york times bestselling author Joel Selvin was there for much of the turmoil following Garcia's death, and he offers a behind-the-scenes account of the ebbs and flows that occurred during the ensuing two decades. Saint martin s Press Inc. When garcia passed away suddenly in August of 1995, the remaining band members experienced full crises of confidence and identity.
Black dog Leventhal Publishers. Plenty of books have been written about the rise of the Grateful Dead, but this final chapter of the band's history has never before been explored in detail. A tell-all biography of the epic in-fighting of the grateful Dead in the years following band leader Jerry Garcia's death in 1995The Grateful Dead rose to greatness under the inspired leadership of guitarist Jerry Garcia, but the band very nearly died along with him.
BEAR: AUGUSTUS OWSLEY STANLEY IIIGriffin #ad - Black dog Leventhal Publishers. Simon Schuster. The creator of the dancing bear logo and designer of the wall of sound for the Grateful Dead, Bear, better known by his nickname, Augustus Owsley Stanley III, was one of the most iconic figures in the cultural revolution that changed both America and the world during the 1960s.
Owsley's high octane rocket fuel enabled Ken Kesey and his Merry Pranksters to put on the Acid Tests. Owsley turned on Pete Townshend of The Who and Jimi Hendrix. It also powered much of what happened on stage at Monterey Pop. Back Bay Books. Saint martin s Press Inc. Penguin Books. The shipment of lsd that owsley sent John Lennon resulted in The Beatles' Magical Mystery Tour album and film.
BEAR: AUGUSTUS OWSLEY STANLEY III #ad - As their longtime soundman, he then faithfully recorded many of the Dead's greatest live performances and designed the massive space age system that came to be known as the Wall of Sound. Award-winning author and biographer robert greenfield’s definitive biography of this Grateful Dead legend masterfully takes us through Owsley's incredible life and times to bring us a full picture of this fascinating man for the first time.
Convinced that the grateful dead were destined to become the world's greatest rock 'n' roll band, Owsley provided the money that kept them going during their early days.