Grateful Dead: Box of Rain

By: Andrew Gaerig

Posted 08/31/2006 - 06:50:46 AM by raskolnikov:
 The Grateful Dead are a pustule on the ass of rock that should have been lanced in the 1970's. Meandering self-indulgence is defined by this band of hippie clowns. I would dig Jerry up and burn his corpse if I only could.
Posted 08/31/2006 - 12:16:24 PM by syurix:
 I think that pretty much sums it up, but for more levels of metaness, I'll admit that The Dead never meant much to me outside of the context of Freaks and Geeks, which is to say that they've (indirectly) almost brought me to tears... Cause that show is fucking boss in a metric fuck ton of ways.
Posted 09/02/2006 - 03:40:46 PM by grinder:
 Tell it to Ornette Coleman and John Oswald, raskolnikov.
Posted 09/02/2006 - 05:07:42 PM by barbarian:
 How people can post such disgusting comments about a person as harmless and kind as Jerry Garcia, I just don't know. As far as the Grateful Dead goes, whether you like their jamming or not, they have some provoking songs, which isn't surprising considering their primary lyricist is the literary poet Robert Hunter. Let me name a few good songs: "Box of Rain," "Dark Star," "Eyes of the World," "Fire On the Mountain," "Mountains of the Moon," "Rosemary," "Saint Stephen," "Scarlet Begonias," "Sugar Magnolia," "Terrapin Station," and "Uncle John's Band." They have a large selection. It is well known that their albums weren't very compelling, but that makes them more admirable in this day and age when the album is dying and record companies are destroying artists to hold on. Not only that, but the Grateful Dead are the leaders of digital music, and literally thousands of complete concerts are available from sites such as and for free. Maybe you dislike the Grateful Dead, but I bet you wish your favorite band was cool enough to have 3,000 shows up for you to listen to at any time. Think of how awesome that would be. Well, guess what! Your favorite band ain't that cool or kind.
Posted 10/13/2006 - 02:58:30 PM by garlad1:
 Box of Rain was a pretty unique song for the dead. I saw a show before Jerry died, and they were good. The 'culture' surrounding them was otherworldly. Time will be kinder to the band than most of today's hippy-hating hipsters. The Dead are truly an all-american band, much like the jazz greats or original rock and rollers were. They will get their due someday (probably after all the hippies are dead).