UIC Pavilion, University of Illinois-Chicago
1140 W. Harrison Street
August 18, 1984 (Saturday) - 7 PM
Hessberg MAC flac2496 shnid-148835
--main set + encore (7 tracks, 63:23)--
--main set (6 tracks, 53:28-0:55)--
t01. - ... Cats Under The Stars [#7:06] -8:12
t02. Get Out Of My Life Woman [11:00] [0:15]
t03. I'll Take A Melody [13:47] ->
t04. Run For The Roses [5:20] [0:01] % [0:07]
t05. Gomorrah [6:10] [0:14]
t06. Midnight Moonlight [7:29] (1) [0:09] % pre-encore [0:55]
--encore (1 track, 0:55+9:54)--
t07. Deal [9:45] (1) [0:09]
! ACT1: Jerry Garcia Band #21b
! lineup: Jerry Garcia - guitar, vocals;
! lineup: John Kahn - bass;
! lineup: Melvin Seals - keyboards;
! lineup: David Kemper - drums;
! lineup: Jacklyn LaBranch - vocals;
! lineup: Gloria Jones - vocals.
! Recording: symbols: % = recording discontinuity; / = clipped song; // = cut song; ... = fade in/out; # = truncated timing; [x:xx] = recorded event time. The recorded event time immediately after the song or item name is an attempt at getting the "real" time of the event. So, a timing of [x:xx] right after a song title is an attempt to say how long the song really was, as represented on this recording.
! Jerrybase: URL https://jerrybase.com/events/19840818-01
! db: https://etreedb.org/shn/8415 (O'Connell MAC shnf); https://etreedb.org/shn/22084 (Senn 421s shnf); https://etreedb.org/shn/148834 (this master, flac1644); https://etreedb.org/shn/148835 (this fileset). I am also aware of Nak 300 tapes pulled by David Doppelt and another by "Doug and Nancy" (the latter from the 3rd row), but it seems that neither of these has made the jump to lossless.
! map: https://goo.gl/maps/xFccM
! JGBP: URL http://jerrygarciasbrokendownpalaces.blogspot.com/2012/12/uic-pavilion-university-of-illinois-525.html. This is a relatively rare example of the JGB playing a venue before the Dead would play it (April 9-10-11, 1987). I am surprised the Dead could still play a 10k seat arena in April 1987, but I guess that was just before "Touch Of Grey" hit it big.
! ad: Chicago Reader, unknown date
! listing: Chicago Tribune, August 12, 1984, p. 26
! review: [positive] Van Matre 1984
! expost: URL https://web.archive.org/web/20150910005323/http://home.online.no/~corneliu/picturedisc2.htm
! expost: Billboard, 9/22/1984, p. 53. Sellout @ 9,728 sold, $15, gross $145,920.
! R: historical: Last night of the August '84 tour which must have made a bundle. FZ recalled "we were the opening act and I didn't see any of his set." Van Matre says the opening / closing slots were determined by a coin flip, with Zappa headlining, and he got the imagery in a Chicago Reader ad. Van Matre likes both of the "aggressively unfashionable" acts, finding Garcia "capable of conjuring up a kind of sweet, stoned, meandering magic with his music that has lasting appeal".
! misc: Zappa setlist: Zoot Allures, More Trouble Every Day, Penguin In Bondage, Hot Plate Heaven At The Green Hotel, City Of Tiny Lights, You Are What You Is, Mudd Club, The Meek Shall Inherit Nothing, Dumb All Over, He's So Gay, Bobby Brown, Keep It Greasey, Honey Don't You Want A Man Like Me?, Carol You Fool, Chana In De Bushwop, Let's Move To Cleveland, Cosmik Debris, Sharleena, Ride My Face To Chicago, The Illinois Enema Bandit. via http://etreedb.org/lookup_show.php?shows_key=54581.
! R: field recordist: Michael Hessberg
! R: field recording gear: 2x Sennheiser ME-80 > Sony D5 (MAC)
! R: lineage: Nakamichi DR-1 playback > Tascam DA-3000 (DSF 1-bit/5.6 MHz) > dBpoweramp (24/96) > Adobe Audition CC 2019 > TLH flac2496.
! R: seeder notes: - Thanks to Michael Hessberg for the Master Cassette source - Thanks to Charlie Miller for the transfer and coordinating this effort - Thanks to Brian O'Connell for the shnid8415 Nakamichi 100 source which supplies the first 1:15 of "Cats Under The Stars", some crowd and the first few notes of "Gomorrah" (0:09 total), as well as some crowd and first few notes of "Midnight Moonlight" (0:15 total) - Thanks to Joe B. Jones for his assistance with the pitch correction. Mastered by Scott Clugston, December 2019.
! P: nice punchy tape
! R: t01 CUTS enters in progress, maybe 30 seconds missing
! P: t01 CUTS Garcia's first guitar turn late 2 already has some great fuzz. He had flubbed lyrics and sounded listless vocally, but here the guitar goes straight to the good stuff, no dicking around.
! P: t02 GOOMLW sounds so awesome!! The crowd appreciative 5 as Garcia does some percussive grungy stuff. More great playing late 8 over 9. Man, Garcia is feeling his oats here.
! P: t06 Mid Moon: I can nearly taste the oats from Garcia's feedbag as he gallops to the barn. Embarrassingly sped up.
! t06 (1) JG: "Thanks a lot. G'night."
! P: t07 Deal fucks up verse goes right to "hate to leave you sitting there composin' lonesome blues". It's a fine, if misplaced, sentiment. Notwithstanding this, Deal is very hot, as you would expect. Very hot.
! t07 (2) JG: "Thanks a lot."