Tuesday, December 27, 2011

This is the edge...

"The Edge. There is no honest way to explain it because the only people who really know where it is are the ones who have gone over."
Click the link below to listen to Guy Malone's latest addition to archive.org- 8/5/2011 Dancing Dick's Midnight Ramble

Guy Malone at Dancing Dick's Midnight Ramble - 8/5/2011

Guy Malone


Dancing Dick’s Midnight Ramble, Watertown, CT

Set 1

On Your Way Down

My Way Gone

Situation Nominal (1)>

Whipping Post (2)

Eye to Eye>

Pick It Up>

Electrify Me>

Better Than Before

Tombstone Blues (3)

Up On Cripple Creek (3)(4)

Johnny B. Goode* (3)(5)

Tennessee Jed*> (3)(6)

China Cat Sunflower*>(3)(7)

I Know You Rider* (3)

Loving Cup (3)

Ophelia (3)(8)

Set 2

Dancing Dick's Jam>

Whale (Slow)>


The Weight (3)(9)

Maneater (10)

The Power of Love (10)>

Baba O’ Riley>

Whale (Slow)

Holy Ghost

You Can’t Always Get What You Want>

Frankenstein (11)

Show Notes


(1) During “Situation Nominal”, Brett proclaimed, “This is Richie’s Rocks. This is the Edge!”

(2) “Whipping Post” featured Bill Calabrese on lead vocals
(3) “Tombstone Blues”, “Up on Cripple Creek”, “Johnny B. Goode”, “Tennessee Jed”, “China Cat Sunflower”, “I Know You Rider”, “Loving Cup”, “Ophelia”, and “The Weight” all featured Rich “Dancing Dick” Atkins on lead vocals.

(4) Rich dedicated “Up On Cripple Creek” to Bill Calabrese and gave a shout out to Lon Smith and his son

(5) Prior to “Johnny B. Goode”, the children in attendance requested the band play a “good song”

(6) Rich dedicated “Tennessee Jed” to Jerry Garcia, his daughters, nieces and nephews. “All 25 of them”

(7) “China Cat Sunflower” contained a “Frankenstein” (Edgar Winter Group) tease

(8) “Ophelia” contained band introductions in which Rich referred to the band as “Diamond Dave, Bill, er, Brett Calabrese, and Earthquake Jake”

(9) “The Weight” also contained band introductions by Rich

(10) “Maneater” and “The Power of Love” featured Jim Sillery on lead vocals

(11) Brett joined Dave on the drum solo section of “Frankenstein”

This show was played at the very first “Dancing Dick’s Midnight Ramble” at Rich’s house in Watertown, CT. This show featured the debuts of “Johnny B. Goode”

(Chuck Berry), “Tennessee Jed”, China Cat Sunflower”, and “I Know You Rider” (The Grateful Dead). No bass fires were reported at this show.


  1. Be sure to check out Dancing Dick's Jam> Slow Whale over a glass of nog.
    Happy Holidays!

  2. I think this quote sums up the greatness of this and other epic GM shows:

    "Jake just asked me what the chords were to this song, and my answer was, 'I don't know.' So, we'll see how this one goes." (Brett Calabrese, 0:29 of "Eye to Eye")

    Classic exchange, indeed.

  3. Love that icon, Phil.

  4. Ha, thanks for makin' those sweet tees, brah. My fav icon has to be the new one Brett put up w/ Bill. Looks to be both old school AND hilarious.