The 80's

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Posted by kevin r schmidt on 02/22/02 - 23:19:32
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Lets face it, the Dead, QSM, JA, and others from that time took the time and listened to and learned their craft the jazz and blues pioneers who had the ability to improvise.  The newer bands haven't taken the time to learn the roots of the music they are trying to emulate.  They need to go back and listen to John Coltrane, Miles Davis, Duke Ellington, and other great jazz and blues artist to understand the roots of the Dead, QSM, and JA.  Until they do that, then they just will not [GET IT].

As for the fans, I couldn't agree with you more on that issue.  It was more imprtant to be seen at the Dead shows in the 80's than to be a part of the show itself.  For myself personally, I do not consider anyone who became a fan after 1975 a Deadhead.  Those who got into the Dead prior to 1975 saw the development of the band and really appreciated what they were doing.  

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