Living with the Dead

Living with the Dead

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As a manager for the Grateful Dead, Rock Scully was with the band from its early days in San Francisco to the years it spent touring the globe as one of the most enduring legends in music history. In Living with the Dead , Scully gives a complete account of his outrageous experiences with the band, during years that saw the Grateful Dead transform from a folksy revivalist band to psychedelic explorers of outer space. In addition to close-up portraits of band members Jerry Garcia, Bob Weir, Pigpen, Phil Lesh, Micky Hart and Bill Kreutzmann, Scully brings into the story many of the people the Dead encountered in their journeys across America's musical landscape, including Ken Kesey, Janis Joplin, Etta James, Bob Dylan, Paul Simon, and the Jefferson Airplane. Scully tells the story of the band with genuine feeling; the tour disasters, acid trips, and burnouts, but most importantly the exaltation of delivering fantastic music.Whereas the Hammond is a gigantic motherfucker, the size of a church door, and it weighs a ton. You need ... Therea#39;re multiple keyboards, dozens of stops to pull out, and a daunting array of wooden organ pedals. ... Just chords upon chords upon chords, all the possible configurations for fingering and diagrams for picking.

Title:Living with the Dead
Author:Rock Scully
Publisher:Cooper Square Press - 2001-08-28


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