Dead Gear: The Band's Instruments, Sound Systems, and Recording
Sessions from 1965 to 1995
Jackson has written liner notes for many Grateful Dead and Jerry
Garcia Band CD's releases, was on the box-set So Many Roads
From the “acid tests” of the '60s to the famous “wall of
sound” in the ’70s and up to their exceptional later touring
systems, the Grateful Dead were always on the cutting edge of
technological innovation and experimentation. Grateful Dead Gear
is an in-depth examination of every aspect of the Dead’s technical
side. This exhaustive study includes clear and concise explanations
of the band’s equipment technology, instrument design, and studio
recording techniques, plus a history of the group.
About the Author
Blair Jackson has written about Jerry Garcia and the Grateful Dead
for nearly thirty years. His other books include Garcia:
An American Life, Grateful
Dead: The Music Never Stopped and Goin'
Down the Road: A Grateful Dead Traveling Companion.