02 Jun THE GRATEFUL DEAD- “CLOCK TWISTS BACKWARD”

Jerry Garcia of the Grateful Dead performing in Cheney, Wa. on 10-27-78. Photo/Art by Ben Upham. Magical Moment Photos.

JERRY GARCIA PERFORMING WITH THE JERRY GARCIA BAND IN CHENEY, WA. ON 10-27-78. PHOTO-ART BY BEN UPHAM.

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THE GRATEFUL DEAD-
“CLOCK TWISTS BACKWARD AS DEADHEADS BOOGIE”
BY KIM CROMPTON
SPOKANE DAILY CHRONICLE
SPOKANE, WASHINGTON
JUNE 16, 1980

The “Dead” were resurrected at the Coliseum Saturday night, but they didn’t seem nearly as grateful as the audience which came to life with them.
The Grateful Dead, one of the old­est and most unique rock and roll groups of the past two decades, treated a relatively small but enthu­siastic crowd to three full hours of enjoyable music.
The diverse group of fans who came to see the group were almost as interesting, as the band itself. ­”Flower Children,” “Hippies,” mem­bers of outlaw motorcycle gangs and other societal outcasts of the Vietnam era were there, mingling freely and comfortably with others from that generation who have since conformed to more contemporary norms.
The Coliseum lights came on dur­ing a 45-minute intermission, re­vealing a scene similar to those at Woodstock, Blue Mountain and doz­ens of other outdoor rock concerts of that period in time.
One young woman with long blond hair moved slowly through the shifting bodies on the Coliseum floor, smelling a long-stemmed ­flower while holding aloft a sign which read, “I need a ride to L.A.” Wearing a long flowered skirt, she resembled many of the other wom­en from that era who were attracted to Spokane to hear their favorite group Saturday night.
Similarly, the men were scantily clad, for the most part, wearing no shirts and shoes, and many with beards and hair that reached to the middle of their backs. The crowd, overall, contrasted sharply with the group of teen-agers and young adults which gathers for most Spokane rock concerts. Members of this audience were older, ap­pearing more content on enjoying themselves than on impressing each other.
An example was the group of fans which normally stands at the rear of the Coliseum floor. Concerts featuring rock groups which appeal to a younger clientele generally cause that area of the floor to turn into a traffic zone with adolescents milling continually back and forth looking for someone they know or someone they would like to know.
The scene was different Saturday night, however, as rockers from the ’60s and late ’70s utilized that area as a gigantic dance floor. Grateful Dead fans, overcome with musical rapture, danced all evening and most of them were dancing alone.
The band’s music gave them ample reason to boogie, as The Dead were right on target with their inter­mingling of nostalgic numbers with newer songs. Lead guitarist Jerry Garcia was excellent throughout the night and was complimented by the back-up fingerings of rhythm gui­tarist Bob Weir. They thrilled the crowd with their performances on songs like “Alabama Getaway” and “It Looks Like Rain” and with their vocals on slower songs like “Ship of
Fools.”
Drummers Billy Kreutzmann and Mickey Hart also were good and awed the crowd with a five-minute duet involving a large drum set-up at the rear of the stage. The entire crowd standing on the Coliseum floor bounced to the rhythm of most of the band’s songs, cheered loudly after each one and eventually called the group back for a single encore song, “One More Saturday Night”.
If the band were to be criticized it would be for its lack of response to the crowd. Members of the group refused to acknowledge the crowd’s applause, took long breaks between each song and acted as though they were rehearsing inside an empty hall. The fans, known as “Deadheads” didn’t seem to mind, however, as they appeared caught up in their own nostalgic rock revival.

Grateful Dead Setlist from the Spokane Coliseum show on June 14, 1980:
Set I-
Alabama Getaway
Promised Land
Friend of the Devil
El Paso
Brown Eyed Women
Me & My Uncle
Big River
Far From Me
Big Railroad Blues
Looks Like Rain
Don’t Ease Me In

Set II-
Feel Like a Stranger
Ship of Fools
Estimated Prophet
Eyes of the World
Drums/Space
Lost Sailor
Saint of Circumstance
Stella Blue
Goin’ Down the Road Feelin’ Bad
Good Lovin’
Encore: One More Saturday Night

GRATEFUL DEAD DISCOGRAPHY:
1967 The Grateful Dead
1968 Anthem of the Sun
1969 Aoxomoxoa
1969 Live dead
1970 Workingman’s Dead
1970 American Beauty
1971 Grateful Dead (Skull & Roses)
1972 Europe ’72 (Live)
1973 History of the Grateful Dead (Bear’s Choice)
1973 Wake of the Flood
1974 Grateful Dead from the Mars Hotel
1975 Blues for Allah
1976 Steal your Face (Live)
1977 Terrapin Station
1978 Shakedown Street
1980 Go to Heaven
1981 Reckoning (Acoustic Live)
1981 Dead Set (Electric Live)
1987 In the Dark
1989 Dylan & the Dead
1989 Built to Last
1990 Without a Net (Live)

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Winterland 12-27-77
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JGB Cheney, Wa. 10-27-78
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Garcia and Dead Artwork by Ben Upham III
and
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