A poll

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Pick Your Favourite

Jerry Garcia
2
13%
David Crosby
14
88%
 
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A poll

Post by Inder » 08 Dec 2016, 2:50pm

Inspired by some chat in the Death Pool —

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Re: A poll

Post by Rat Patrol » 08 Dec 2016, 3:18pm

Crosby weathered his heroin way better. Garcia couldn't fucking play the last 15+ years of his life he lost so most guitar dexterity to the needle. It's pathetic how much Deadheads overrate him as a player. It's an exercise in cherry-picking 20,000 hours of boots for individual songs where he was on his game then ignoring the 92% of all other evidence to the direct contrary. He was a casualty long before he became a casualty.

Crosby also had his come-to-Jeebus moment about getting clean (albeit taking an organ transplant to get there) and has paid it back somewhat by being musically quite productive in his dotage. There's no such redemption in what tricks Dead, Inc. had to pull to get Garcia out on stage upright every night for the profit margins of the smelly traveling multinational corporation they became.
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Re: A poll

Post by JennyB » 08 Dec 2016, 3:37pm

Crosby. And only because he's associated with Ohio, which is a great song. But they are both terrible.
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Re: A poll

Post by tepista » 08 Dec 2016, 4:44pm

I only like one song that Garcia was involved in, and a good handful for DC.
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Re: A poll

Post by Flex » 08 Dec 2016, 4:46pm

I actually like (some of) the music Crosby was involved with.
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Re: A poll

Post by JennyB » 08 Dec 2016, 4:47pm

Flex wrote:I actually like (some of) the music Crosby was involved with.
Says the guy whose life was changed by Kokomo. :shifty: :mrgreen:
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Re: A poll

Post by Flex » 08 Dec 2016, 4:48pm

JennyB wrote:Says the guy whose life was changed by Kokomo. :shifty: :mrgreen:
Maybe Crosby wrote a line or two from that musical revelation. :cool:
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Re: A poll

Post by Heston » 08 Dec 2016, 5:19pm

David Crosby was in the motherfucking Byrds, one of the best American bands ever. Not even sure if I've heard a Grateful Dead song, don't think I'd want to.
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Re: A poll

Post by JennyB » 08 Dec 2016, 5:20pm

Heston wrote:David Crosby was in the motherfucking Byrds, one of the best American bands ever. Not even sure if I've heard a Grateful Dead song, don't think I'd want to.
Good point. I forgot about the Byrds. And no, you absolutely do not want to hear and GD songs.
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Re: A poll

Post by gkbill » 08 Dec 2016, 5:46pm

Hello,

I abstain as I know very little of either. I'm not in a rush to hear any of their stuff.

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Re: A poll

Post by JoseUnidos » 08 Dec 2016, 6:05pm

Heston wrote:David Crosby was in the motherfucking Byrds, one of the best American bands ever. Not even sure if I've heard a Grateful Dead song, don't think I'd want to.
Yeah, I'll go with Crosby, but only because of the Byrds - the Dead annoy me to no end and I loathe CSN.

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Re: A poll

Post by revbob » 08 Dec 2016, 6:07pm

Don't know any Dead songs that I like I don't care care for all that musical noodling. And I pretty much agree with everything JennyB said.

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Re: A poll

Post by matedog » 08 Dec 2016, 6:42pm

Flex wrote:I actually like (some of) the music Crosby was involved with.
Yeah right, we know where you really stand.
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Look, you have to establish context for these things. And I maintain that unless you appreciate the Fall of Constantinople, the Great Fire of London, and Mickey Mantle's fatalist alcoholism, live Freddy makes no sense. If you want to half-ass it, fine, go call Simon Schama to do the appendix.

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Re: A poll

Post by Flex » 08 Dec 2016, 6:58pm

matedog wrote:
Flex wrote:I actually like (some of) the music Crosby was involved with.
Yeah right, we know where you really stand.
https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/ ... e_Dead.jpg
That album is better than its reputation, tbh.
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Re: A poll

Post by matedog » 08 Dec 2016, 7:01pm

Flex wrote:
matedog wrote:
Flex wrote:I actually like (some of) the music Crosby was involved with.
Yeah right, we know where you really stand.
https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/ ... e_Dead.jpg
That album is better than its reputation, tbh.
It's reputation is bottom of the barrel, right?
Look, you have to establish context for these things. And I maintain that unless you appreciate the Fall of Constantinople, the Great Fire of London, and Mickey Mantle's fatalist alcoholism, live Freddy makes no sense. If you want to half-ass it, fine, go call Simon Schama to do the appendix.

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