Geek Smithology

August 13, 2005

MP3otW – China Cat Sunflower by the Grateful Dead

Filed under: MP3 of the Week by Nathan @ 10:33 am

With the anniversary of Jerry’s death, it was preordained that our MP3 this week would be a Grateful Dead tune. The question then became “which one?” After much soul searching and debate (or a quick look at my CD collection, whichever seems more interesting) I’ve decided on the Europe ’72 version of China Cat Sunflower because it it fulfills the criteria I was looking for:

  • It’s live. Everyone knows that the best Dead is live Dead.
  • It gives you a taste of the groove these guys could build…
  • …but doesn’t go on for a half an hour.
  • Jerry’s singing.
  • It’s a kick ass track.

One response to “MP3otW – China Cat Sunflower by the Grateful Dead”

  1. Awesome! I saw them on this tour. Stunning.

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