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Timmy Hoover
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Re: DSO or Furthur: Which is the better GD cover band?

#13266 3 years, 3 months ago
spring mountain high wrote:
kind of a silly question, imo, since i dont think that any band that has original members in it can be considered a cover band...$.02



not really. They've all been in Grateful Dead cover bands since they retired the name The Grateful Dead.
Deadhead4Obama
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Re: DSO or Furthur: Which is the better GD cover band?

#13272 3 years, 3 months ago
Still call them 'spinoffs' rather than 'cover' bands. I think its just the vibe the word 'cover band' gives. Just screams a bunch of crappy, local musicians not good enough to write their own music so they play someone elses.... Guess thats why they now try to call themselves 'tribute'' bands. I think only legendary cover bands should be called 'tribute' bands, ala DSO.

Furthur, IMO, is a 'spin off' since it has original GD members in it.
Deadhead4Obama
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Re: DSO or Furthur: Which is the better GD cover band?

#13273 3 years, 3 months ago
Shakin Nagan wrote:
No lasting implications from the bust. Just cost me several thousands and it eats at me that I had to take the plea deal of 30 days unsupervised probation and fines and costs or sit in the courtroom for a week hoping my case was reached and when it wasn't do it again the next month. I have a business to run and couldn't afford to do that. Also not supposed to drive in PA until August.

If I could have fought it I would have won at trial or on appeal (search warrant was unconstitutional). I could still sue them but I think I'd rather put the negative energy behind me and move on.

Oh, for the record, Assistant DA Mark Brooks is a liar and a thief. Stole $627 from me. Karma will get him.


And I think thats why they do it. They know a lot of these people arent just bums, and ahve real 'gig's to attend to. So, tehy swoop in, bust everyone, give out abunch of fines and arrest people without just cause knowing the moneys worth if even if only a few people decide not to fight the charges. its such BS. I cant wait til the dude fidns a new farm and a new place to hold his church. havent heard any news lately on it.... i need to seek it out and see if hes found something yet. That place was paradise!
Deadhead4Obama
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Re: DSO or Furthur: Which is the better GD cover band?

#13280 3 years, 3 months ago
Shit, they had a fire and the stage/VIP trailer burned down.... thats so not cool...
Shakin Nagan
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Re: DSO or Furthur: Which is the better GD cover band?

#13286 3 years, 3 months ago
>>Just screams a bunch of crappy, local musicians not good enough to write their own music so they play someone elses

I haven't written a song since Nixon was President. What composing I do with my band Who Knows? is done right ion stage in the moment. When we go into a song it is always someone elses but I don't consider us a cover or tribute band because of how we do the songs.

If you'd like to hear it send me your email and I will send you the wave files.
Shakin Nagan
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Re: DSO or Furthur: Which is the better GD cover band?

#13287 3 years, 3 months ago
>>Shit, they had a fire and the stage/VIP trailer burned down.... thats so not cool...

County closed them down long before the fire. Kind of a shady operation if you ask me.
Walk in the Sunshine
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Re: DSO or Furthur: Which is the better GD cover band?

#13311 3 years, 3 months ago
When people come up to me and tell me how well I play I tell them that I suck, can't play for shit. The spirit can play like a motherfucker and, when I get out of its way and allow it to play through me it's awesome. When I start to think about what I am going to play, I can't do it and have to stop.

I have been hearing the pocket all my life but never really knew what it was until i started playing percussion with P-Funk. They are masters of the pocket and taught me to stay in it.

Sorry all credibility shot. You are a BONGO player??? Shit you shoulda heard me outside the spectrum or Landover in the late 80's. A killer pocket. People come up to bongo players and say you were AWESOME after a pfunk show? LOL ..carry on.. and your opinion on Furthur is judged by one set..... ?????????
Frenchy13
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Re: DSO or Furthur: Which is the better GD cover band?

#13313 3 years, 3 months ago
Shakin, I respect your opinions, but I just don't see the DSO thing. First off, Johnny K is in Furthur now and not in DSO......and lets face it, he was the heart and soul of DSO. I have seen them with and recently in Eugene without John. Boring......No soul....looked like they were there for a paycheck. And I will admit, I just don't like Rob Eaton. Met him several times, seen him play in both DSO and American Beauty. Saw them leave the stage in Denver with an hour left of playing time at the bar because there weren't enough people there. About a month later, I watched him coast through an opening set with little interest, and then troll the bar for chicks too young to know what GD is really about. I am old enough to have seen the Grateful Dead before Jerry passed on, and I can say from a fan standpoint, that no spinoff or cover band, whatever you want to call it, had moved me since Jerry left us. I saw the rythm devils, the other ones, phil and friends, dso, uncle johns band, hairball willey (props John saw you at Ottos in DeKalb IL), Mr. Blotto and the list goes on. I love Grateful Dead music, but nothing moved me like the Broomfield shows in CO last March when Furthur was rocking two drummers. Needless to say, I am back on the bus. Never had that feeling after a DSO show. Was always happy, but never moved.

Love and Light
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ColoradoRain
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Re: DSO or Furthur: Which is the better GD cover band?

#13316 3 years, 3 months ago
Just saw DSO the 2 nights they did in Boulder. They are a good cover band, but lack the magic of seeing Furthur, who is not a cover band.

I walked out the first night, because the show was boring, and meeting some friends at the bars was honestly a more exciting prospect.

DSO is NOWHERE NEAR as good as Furthur, the guy on bass was really struggling to come close to Phil's sound. The fact that they try to act and look like the dead (fake Bobby in particular) comes off as really really cheesy to me. It almost seems like they intentionally flub the lyrics, or make pretend gestures to their sound guy to try to look exactly like the dead. Just be yourselves guys, and the music will be more true.

Furthur >>>>>> DSO, and always will be.
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Frenchy13
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Re: DSO or Furthur: Which is the better GD cover band?

#13320 3 years, 3 months ago
yeah I was hanging with some friends at a restaurant before the DSO show in Eugene. Cut dinner short to get to the show. Wished I would have stayed at dinner. Conversation was much more stimulating than DSO's first set. and yeah....Rob Eaton is a cheesy poser. I understand wanting to play like Bobby, but wanting to be Bobby, that's just weird.
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