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Published: 2011/09/26

Furthur Busts Out Another Classic Cover

The Grateful Dead’s version of the Dylan classic

Furthur kicked off their fall tour this weekend with a three-night run at Eugene, OR’s Cuthbert Amphitheater. Though Furthur has been together for two years, the band continues to mine the Grateful Dead catalog for different songs. On Friday night, Furthur busted out Bob Dylan’s “It Takes a Lot to Laugh, It Takes a Train to Cry” for the first time. The Grateful Dead played the classic Highway 61 Revisited cut once in 1973 at Washington, DC’s RFK Stadium with the members of The Allman Brothers Band and revived the song for a few shows in the early ‘90s. Jerry Garcia also regularly played the song from the early ‘70s through ’95 with his various outside groups and Jerry Garcia Band. The Dead also covered the song once in 2003. Furthur is on to Missoula, MT’s Adams Event Center tomorrow.


There are 13 comments associated with this post

tomripple16 September 28, 2011, 21:33:15

also sandstone ampitheater !!

Charles Brown September 29, 2011, 08:00:25

Destroying the Grateful Dead’s legacy one gig at a time.

Bgreene September 29, 2011, 10:50:12

Haven’t gone to any of these shows, eh, Charles?

JW September 30, 2011, 06:52:38

Yawn ! Anouther cover song that the G.Dead and Jerry Band used to cover. How about playing more non G. Dead songs. John is a good guitar player but stop trying to sound just like Jerry. Just be yourself. Much rather see Phil Lesh & Freinds cause they played G. Dead songs in a new & fresh way. Allready seen the G.Dead many,many times no need to here a band trying to sound just like them !

Fred September 30, 2011, 15:16:30

Yea Furthur sucks Dont go Stay at home be board an complain about stuff on the Internet. I will be out the dancing and sharing in the community that is the legacy of the grateful dead. Whether its bar band, Furthur or a dance party.

Noodles October 1, 2011, 11:32:05

Furthur IS not the old boys but are, after enough shows to judge the scene, a new band. I dont believe they try to “be” anything. Furthur- thats that. And on good nights, they play amazing music, fake jerry syndrome or not. though I used to pick on that aspect- Furthur has earned a thumbs up creating a decent scene, gathering enough good folks to keep it clean… Or not .. That is up to YOU. Phil has more energy than a cheetah in heat, Bobby has more hair than all of def leppard, and, well, it is what it is. Good times.

Charles Brown October 1, 2011, 20:52:26

I saw the real Grateful Dead with the Real Jerry Garcia. I dont need any Artificial Garcia from JKLone Farcia…sorry you missed it.

Charles Brown October 1, 2011, 20:55:00

# Furthur…%100 of your daily psychedelic jams…# Caution, Contains Artificial Garcia.

gratefulljimmy October 2, 2011, 14:22:00

Speaking of classic covers: Strawberry Fields Forever in the 2nd set.

Noodles October 3, 2011, 10:03:56

Dont get it sceewwed and obscude, Furthur IS charlie brown. I was part of the Touch generation, what sane kid could ignore a cassette single with side a touch and side b essau? RFK in the day… Furthur is the best twisted jazzclub themed jam experience today!

Jdog October 4, 2011, 19:44:10

Thanks Furthur.

Shred October 6, 2011, 08:30:46

Personally I can’t stand Further and Phil/Friends. I saw the Dead many times, watching these guys play without JG just shows how lucky they were to be in his band(s). I am glad some people like what they see. It’s good to have old members playing and fans enjoying. But for me personally never again. Watching them play MSG for $100 was the worst.

Drenden October 23, 2011, 13:39:42

wow what a bunch of old haters commenting on here, I’m just one of many Jerry’s kids who never saw him live but have seen hundreds of post GD shows, living it as their songs tell our tales, have some decency and respect and focus on the good things here and maybe you will eat your words as JK lights up the power that is in a good “Morning Dew” or be cleanly decapitated as Phil drops a bomb opening up “ The Other One”. Furthur is here to stay, and it is worth $100 to see Phil who is over 71 now, lay it down untill the End. stay grateful! GDK=Not Fade Away….......!

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