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Grateful Dead fans Drew Hamilton and Mike Widmer are back and ready to usher in the 70s. This show covers the period 1970-1971, as Hammy and Widdy review Workingman’s Dead, American Beauty, Skull and Roses, and Bear’s Choice. The band’s sound was changing like Peter Brady’s voice in puberty, but Widdy has you covered with all the insight you need. Crack open a coldie and have a high time counting how many times Hammy says “absolutely” and how many songs Wid Kid considers “great.”

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Show Highlights (or Lowlights depending on your viewpoint):

  • 15:35-15:45 We’re gonna need some forensic evidence to determine what that noise is
  • 20:23-20:40 Hammy’s stellar analysis of Black Peter is can’t miss commentary
  • 1:06:22-1:0710 Widdy reveals his senior yearbook quote

Once again the boys got a little aggressive in their estimate for the next episode. Episode 3 will only cover Garcia, Ace, and Europe ’72. Wake of the Flood and From the Mars Hotel will have to wait until Episode 4 to get their time in the spotlight.

Hop on the bus for this long, strange trip through another time’s forgotten space…on Shakedown Speak!