333sound

Grateful Dead Week – Day 5: Video Vault: “Hard to Handle”

TO CELEBRATE THE RECENT RELEASE OF OUR 33 1/3 ON  WORKINGMAN’S DEAD, WE’RE PLEASED TO BRING YOU THE FIFTH AND FINAL INSTALLMENT OF GRATEFUL DEAD WEEK BY AUTHOR BUZZ POOLE!

Unlike the bounty of high-quality audio recordings of the Grateful Dead from 1969 and 1970 – the Workingman’s Dead era – decent video footage from that time is slim pickings. If you really want to see songs off this album performed, grainy, sonically warped videos are available, though they are hard to watch.

On February 4, 1970, days after being busted in New Orleans and not too long before the band would enter the studio to begin recording Workingman’s Dead, a film crew shot what eventually would be released as Night at the Family Dog. And this clip of Otis Redding’s “Hard to Handle” documents the Dead in all of their 1970 glory.

 

One comment

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: