Workingman's Dead

Grateful Dead - Workingman's Dead
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Based on 5 reviews
1970 Ratings: #10 / 117
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Based on 152 ratings
1970 Ratings: #85
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deeply saddened to see you’ve changed your avatar, pudge.

Fav Trak: Dire Wolf


This album put me in a quite emotional, reflexive mood. It was a nice experience. It's that beautiful blending between country, folk, and psychedelic rock that the Grateful Dead does very well. Rather rootsy too. A-side is better and more touching, B-side sounds the same (in a good way, but the same) but it has "Casey Jones", the most acclaimed track. However, my favorite is "Dire Wolf". That chorus is just frightful: "don't murder me, please". Thank God Jerry ... read more


Please don’t murder me.


The Grateful Dead feels like a band that you either don't know exists or you have some pretty strong opinions on. I've never mentioned them to anyone and got a response of "oh yeah, they sure do exist!" or anything. For the uninitiated, the San Francisco-based band lasted from the mid-60s to the mid-90s thanks to their passionate fanbase and their adoration of their live performance. In fact, they were the ones that essentially spun the concept of jam bands into existence. More than ... read more


Please don’t murder me.


not a good introduction to grateful dead for me. a few decent tracks overall, but casey jones stole the show.

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Track List

  1. Uncle John's Band
  2. High Time
  3. Dire Wolf
  4. New Speedway Boogie
  5. Cumberland Blues
  6. Black Peter
  7. Easy Wind
  8. Casey Jones

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Added on: February 4, 2013