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By Dennis McNally

ISBN-10: 0767911865

ISBN-13: 9780767911863

The entire heritage of 1 of the main long-lived and mythical bands in rock heritage, written by way of its reliable historian and publicist–a must-have chronicle for all lifeless Heads, and for college kids of rock and the 1960s’ counterculture.

From 1965 to 1995, the thankful lifeless flourished as probably the most cherished, strange, and complete musical entities to ever grace American tradition. The inventive synchronicity between Jerry Garcia, Bob Weir, Phil Lesh, invoice Kreutzmann, Mickey Hart, and Ron “Pigpen” McKernan exploded out of the creative ferment of the early sixties’ roots and folks scene, delivering the soundtrack for the Dionysian revels of the counterculture. to these within the understand, the useless used to be an ongoing travel de strength: a band whose consistent dedication to exploring new geographical regions lay on the middle of a thirty-year trip via an ever-shifting array of musical, cultural, and psychological landscapes.

Dennis McNally, the band’s historian and publicist for greater than 20 years, takes readers again in the course of the Dead’s background in A lengthy unusual Trip. In a kaleidoscopic narrative, McNally not just chronicles their reviews in a fascinatingly targeted type, yet veers off into facet journeys at the band’s problematic level setup, the magic of the thankful lifeless live performance adventure, or metaphysical musings excerpted from a talk between band contributors. He brings to brilliant lifestyles the Dead’s early days in late-sixties San Francisco–an period of dazzling creativity and alter that reverberates to at the present time. right here we see the crowd at its such a lot uncooked and robust, taking part in because the residence band at Ken Kesey’s acid checks, mingling with such mythical psychonauts as Neal Cassady and Owsley “Bear” Stanley, and appearing the alchemical experiments, either reside and within the studio, that produced a few of their such a lot searing and evocative song. yet McNally consists of the Dead’s saga in the course of the seventies and into the more moderen years of continuous traveling and relentless musical exploration, that have cemented a special bond among performers and viewers, and created the supplier that's even more a kin than a corporation.

Written with an analogous zeal and spirit that the thankful lifeless delivered to its song for greater than thirty years, the booklet takes readers on a private journey during the band’s internal circle, highlighting its frenetic and intensely human faces. A lengthy unusual Trip isn't just a wide-ranging cultural heritage, it's a definitive musical biography.

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