Music today has been Grateful DeadAnthem of the Sun (1968), a strange experiment between studio and live performances, mixed together with unique results. It was their second album and they were already causing a stir. Drummer Bill Kreutzmann’s comments:

“…Jerry [Garcia] and Phil [Lesh] went into the studio with Dan [Healy] and, like mad scientists, they started splicing all the versions together, creating hybrids that contained the studio tracks and various live parts, stitched together from different shows, all in the same song — one rendition would dissolve into another and sometimes they were even stacked on top of each other…It was easily our most experimental record, it was groundbreaking in its time, and it remains a psychedelic listening experience to this day.”

Music Of The Daze

The musical musings in this post are an excerpt from my daily blog, TO WHERE I AM NOW, featured on my main website. Read the full blog post here.

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