Volume #15, Issue #4 – October 1988

Additional Fragments
By Toni

The Grateful Dead have completed the recording of their new album.  They are in Lucas Studio mixing the tapes as we go to press.  Several new Hunter songs will be included on the album, including “Built to Last,” “To a Foolish Heart,” and “It Happens.”

            Robert Hunter is re-doing Tiger Rose, the second album he released on Round Records in 1975.  Jerry Garcia is producing.

            Eric Clapton will be touring the U.S. for three weeks this fall, September 3-23 are the scheduled dates.

            Monterey Pop has been made available on home video.  Hundreds of radio stations broadcasted a nine-hour special over the July 4th weekend to stimulate sales of the Sony video.  Vintage performances by Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin, Mamas and the Papas, the Who, and many others are featured.

            Fairport Convention has released a 110 minute video “rockumentary,” It All Comes ‘Round Again.  Filmed in part at last August’s celebration of their 20th Anniversary, the video also includes rare concert footage of former Fairport line-ups and current interviews.  Send $29.95 + $2.00 postage to Fairport Assoc., 163 Joralemon St., Suite 1156, Brklyn, NY  11201.

            The Grape Nut Flakes have been playing the clubs around the Bay Area for over a year now, keeping the Moby Grape sound alive.  Jerry Miller from the original Moby Grape has even sat in with the Flakes.  Grape Nut Flakes performs a variety of originals, blues, and 60s sounds in addition to Moby Grape classics.  To be placed on their mailing list, write to Flakevine, 1335 Adrian Ave., San Mateo, CA  94403.  Tell them you saw it in Relix.

            The most popular underground video in the Soviet Union is One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest.  The Soviet government may allow it to be shown in theaters in response to its profitability.


            The next Relix Records releases are scheduled for September/October.  Among those releases will be Johnny Winter’s Birds Can’t Row Boats, which features Winters from ’67 – ’69 at his psychedelic best.  These are some of his earliest recordings.

            Next up is Wavy Gravy, the clowned Prince of psychedelic comedy.  His reminiscent tales are full of irony, and he tells all with the unique quality that has endeared him to the entire Woodstock generation.

            The long awaited debut album by the Dinosaurs is on the imminent horizon!  The live recording captures these Bay Area veterans at their best.  Robert hunter guests on “Who Makes the Moves,” a song he wrote when he was a member of the band.  Barry Melton (Country Joe & the Fish), Peter Albin (Big Brother), John Cipollina (Quicksilver), Spencer Dryden (Airplane), and Merl Saunders (Legion of Mary) make up this legendary band.

            Living Earth has long been a favorite local band in the Pennsylvania area.  Recently, their tour routes have brought them to the attention of other East Coast areas, and their audience has grown to the point that a vinyl documentary is now due.  Their shows include many Grateful Dead covers, but they have always shown their own abilities when presenting the material.  Heralded as one of the best Dead cover bands around, the Living Earth debut album will prove that this band transcends the limitations such a label may suggest.  Aside from the original material that will be presented here, one of the first recordings of the Dead’s unreleased “Mason’s Children” will be featured.  A great new band to check out!


            Downtown Deb has moved to KLCX in Eugene, Oregon.  Her new show, Dead Air, can be heard on Sundays from 9-11 on 104.7.

            Dinosaur Rock airs every Friday night from 12-2AM.  D-Rock covers Pink Floyd, Hot Tuna, Airplane, Savoy Brown, Fairport Convention, Allman Brothers, the Grateful Dead and more.  Dinosaur Rock can be heard in River Grove, Illinois on WRRG – Triton College Radion/88.9FM.

            WZLX in Boston, Massachusetts features Dead Ahead every Saturday night at 11PM.  Tune in to host Geoff Allan at 100.7 for a wide array of Dead music, as well as associated musical artists (NRPS, Kingfish, Max Creek, etc.).

            Pomona, New Jersey’s Stockton College features Fresh Air every Wednesday morning from 8-11.  Paul DiMarco hosts, bringing folk, folk rock, bluegrass, the blues, and a healthy dose of the Grateful Dead your way.  Tune in at 91.

            Radio Stations are invited to send us info on any programs that may be of interest to Relix readers.  (Radio c/o Relix, Box 94, Bklyn., NY  11229)

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