History YMMV / TheGratefulDead

8th May '16 2:52:14 PM bt8257
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* DeaderThanDisco: Most depictions of the band these days only portray them to make fun of their [[FanDumb scarily devoted fans]].


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7th Feb '16 7:57:27 AM Freshmeat
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* ArchivePanic
* AwesomeMusic: An awful lot of it, given the band's LongRunner status. ''Music/AmericanBeauty'' is usually cited as the band's studio MagnumOpus, with ''Workingman's Dead'' and ''Music/AnthemOfTheSun'' being a close second. As for the band's live output, fan opinions are divided (as would be expected with a band that toured as long and was as thoroughly documented as the Dead; the band played some 2,350 shows), but frequently cited contenders for Best Show Ever include:

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* ArchivePanic
* AwesomeMusic: An awful lot of it, given the band's LongRunner status. ''Music/AmericanBeauty'' is usually cited as the band's studio MagnumOpus, best, with ''Workingman's Dead'' and ''Music/AnthemOfTheSun'' being a close second. As for the band's live output, fan opinions are divided (as would be expected with a band that toured as long and was as thoroughly documented as the Dead; the band played some 2,350 shows), but frequently cited contenders for Best Show Ever include:



* MagnumOpus: Among their studio recordings, ''Music/AmericanBeauty'' is the most frequently cited, with ''Workingman's Dead'' usually regarded as a close runner-up. ''Music/AnthemOfTheSun'' is another candidate for this title. As for their live shows, see AwesomeMusic above.
11th Jan '16 10:26:08 PM youngbond007
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* MainstreamObscurity and PopCulturalOsmosis: If you have to name a cult rock band they are perhaps the best example, due to their fanbase even having a special nickname ("Deadheads") and many of them religiously attending their concerts. They are also most people's idea of ''hippie music''. Yet, when all of that is said and done: how many songs or albums can you name by this group? That's right, the Grateful Dead are actually more famous as an iconic hippie band,''stoner'' band and/or concert experience than for their songs or albums.

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* MainstreamObscurity and PopCulturalOsmosis: If you have to name a cult rock band they are perhaps the best example, due to their fanbase even having a special nickname ("Deadheads") and many of them religiously attending their concerts. They are also most people's idea of ''hippie music''. Yet, when all of that is said and done: other than "Touch of Grey", how many songs or albums can you name by this group? That's right, the Grateful Dead are actually more famous as an iconic hippie band,''stoner'' band and/or concert experience than for their songs or albums.
4th May '15 4:01:26 AM SomewhatMisleading
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* RetroactiveRecognition: On the back cover of ''Aoxomoxoa'', that's a 5 year old, Courtney Love sitting next to Pig Pen ([[http://deadessays.blogspot.com/2015/01/whos-who-in-aoxomoxoa-photo.html No it's not]]). (Her father was the band's manager at the time)
31st Mar '15 9:32:14 AM yoel
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* RetroactiveRecognition: On the back cover of ''Aoxomoxoa'', that's a 5 year old, Courtney Love sitting next to Pig Pen. (Her father was the band's manager at the time)

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* RetroactiveRecognition: On the back cover of ''Aoxomoxoa'', that's a 5 year old, Courtney Love sitting next to Pig Pen.Pen ([[http://deadessays.blogspot.com/2015/01/whos-who-in-aoxomoxoa-photo.html No it's not]]). (Her father was the band's manager at the time)
6th Feb '15 2:08:57 PM Patachou
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* AwesomeMusic: An awful lot of it, given the band's LongRunner status. ''Music/AmericanBeauty'' is usually cited as the band's studio MagnumOpus, with ''Workingman's Dead'' being a close second. As for the band's live output, fan opinions are divided (as would be expected with a band that toured as long and was as thoroughly documented as the Dead; the band played some 2,350 shows), but frequently cited contenders for Best Show Ever include:

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* AwesomeMusic: An awful lot of it, given the band's LongRunner status. ''Music/AmericanBeauty'' is usually cited as the band's studio MagnumOpus, with ''Workingman's Dead'' and ''Music/AnthemOfTheSun'' being a close second. As for the band's live output, fan opinions are divided (as would be expected with a band that toured as long and was as thoroughly documented as the Dead; the band played some 2,350 shows), but frequently cited contenders for Best Show Ever include:



* MagnumOpus: Among their studio recordings, ''Music/AmericanBeauty'' is the most frequently cited, with ''Workingman's Dead'' usually regarded as a close runner-up. As for their live shows, see AwesomeMusic above.

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* MagnumOpus: Among their studio recordings, ''Music/AmericanBeauty'' is the most frequently cited, with ''Workingman's Dead'' usually regarded as a close runner-up. ''Music/AnthemOfTheSun'' is another candidate for this title. As for their live shows, see AwesomeMusic above.



* RetroactiveRecognition: On the back cover of Aoxomoxoa, that's a 5 year old, Courtney Love sitting next to Pig Pen. (Her father was the band's manager at the time)

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* RetroactiveRecognition: On the back cover of Aoxomoxoa, ''Aoxomoxoa'', that's a 5 year old, Courtney Love sitting next to Pig Pen. (Her father was the band's manager at the time)
1st Jan '15 6:43:04 PM Patachou
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* AwesomeMusic: An awful lot of it, given the band's LongRunner status. ''American Beauty'' is usually cited as the band's studio MagnumOpus, with ''Workingman's Dead'' being a close second. As for the band's live output, fan opinions are divided (as would be expected with a band that toured as long and was as thoroughly documented as the Dead; the band played some 2,350 shows), but frequently cited contenders for Best Show Ever include:

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* AwesomeMusic: An awful lot of it, given the band's LongRunner status. ''American Beauty'' ''Music/AmericanBeauty'' is usually cited as the band's studio MagnumOpus, with ''Workingman's Dead'' being a close second. As for the band's live output, fan opinions are divided (as would be expected with a band that toured as long and was as thoroughly documented as the Dead; the band played some 2,350 shows), but frequently cited contenders for Best Show Ever include:



* MagnumOpus: Among their studio recordings, ''American Beauty'' is the most frequently cited, with ''Workingman's Dead'' usually regarded as a close runner-up. As for their live shows, see AwesomeMusic above.

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* MagnumOpus: Among their studio recordings, ''American Beauty'' ''Music/AmericanBeauty'' is the most frequently cited, with ''Workingman's Dead'' usually regarded as a close runner-up. As for their live shows, see AwesomeMusic above.above.
* MainstreamObscurity and PopCulturalOsmosis: If you have to name a cult rock band they are perhaps the best example, due to their fanbase even having a special nickname ("Deadheads") and many of them religiously attending their concerts. They are also most people's idea of ''hippie music''. Yet, when all of that is said and done: how many songs or albums can you name by this group? That's right, the Grateful Dead are actually more famous as an iconic hippie band,''stoner'' band and/or concert experience than for their songs or albums.
30th Dec '14 10:21:04 PM CassandraLeo
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* SignatureSong: Almost certainly "Truckin", although "Box of Rain", "Casey Jones", and "Touch of Grey" also have strong claims.
30th Dec '14 9:58:55 PM CassandraLeo
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* MagnumOpus: Among their studio recordings, ''American Beauty'' is the most frequently cited, with ''Workingman's Dead'' usually regarded as a close runner-up. As for their live shows, see AwesomeMusic above.
9th Nov '14 3:07:56 PM LongLiveRock
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* RetroactiveRecognition: On the back cover of Aoxomoxoa, that's a 5 year old, Courtney Love sitting next to Pig Pen.

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* RetroactiveRecognition: On the back cover of Aoxomoxoa, that's a 5 year old, Courtney Love sitting next to Pig Pen. (Her father was the band's manager at the time)
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