Deadbase: The Complete Guide to Grateful Dead
Authors: John W. Scott, Mike Dolgushkin, Stu Nixon
book is much more than set lists. Each version of Deadbase offers slightly
different statistics. The last printed edition Deadbase XI is out of
DeadBase X Features
Set Lists - citations on
2,318 Grateful Dead concerts from 1965 through 1995, listing a total
of 37,118 songs. The format of this chapter has been changed to two
columns in a smaller point size, saving about 80 pages. We have
found that this more compact format also makes it easier to find a
Songs Played - basic
information on the Dead's songs including first and last performance
dates and other artists who have recorded them.
Discography - a
comprehensive listing of the Grateful Dead on vinyl, video, and in
Table - how many times
songs were played each year.
Statistics - a statistical
overview of the Grateful Dead's song selections.
Played/Not Played - a look
at how the Dead's play list evolved, highlighting songs as they join
and leave the repertoire.
Every Time Played - a
cross-reference of each song and every date that it was played (used
to help place those mislabeled tapes, this is a very popular feature
Places Played - every date
played at each venue (also used to locate tapes).
Feedback Results - our
loyal readers' opinions on many aspects of the Grateful Dead,
including taping preferences, the best venues, albums, concerts and
even versions of songs throughout the years.
Deadhead Survey - our
demographic survey on deadheads. From favorite pizza toppings to
fantasy bands and opinions on capital punishment, free speech, and
celebrities, this is our attempt at figuring out what makes us tick.
Reviews - Commentary on
over 400 concerts.
Timings - six hundred hours
of live dead tapes timed out for your dubbing convenience.