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Published: 2011/12/06

War on Drugs Cover the Grateful Dead

Philadelphia psych-rock band War on Drugs is the latest indie band to pay tribute to the Grateful Dead. While performing at Washington, DC’s Rock and Roll Hotel on Sunday night, the group bused into a cover of the In the Dark single “Touch of Grey.” In true jamband fashion, the song was already up on the site PHILEBRITY.COM the next day. War on Drugs may revisit the cover again at Indianapolis, IN’s Radio Radio this evening.


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UltimatelywhogivesaF#cK December 6, 2011, 11:42:06

Horrible band name… surely to suffer the same fate…complete TOTAL time try “busing” into tunes as rare as anyone who likes this band..straight tothebottom of the Schuylkill river with this cant just put Grateful Dead next to anything..this is blasphemy..I made a cd of Dark Star with just fart noises..Print IT

Occupy December 6, 2011, 13:05:55

Seriously… seems to only report on what band’s cover. The whole Bear creek report was just about what classic rock songs that were covered by Funk bands. Who is this War On Drugs and why should we care about them? Why should we care that they might cover the same song two shows in the row in different cities? Should I be thinking … damn I missed Touch Of Grey in DC, so I must go to Indianapolis! Or is it just a heads up to Indianapolis because this version of Touch Of Grey is so unlike any other version of Touch Of Grey and it is not to be missed. I’m not trying to hate on Consider it helpful critisim. Don’t become a pardoy of yourself. There are other bands then Phish and the Grateful Dead. Go see On The Bus if you want to see drunkin’ baby boomers belt out Grateful Dead covers in Washington, DC. Go to Rock and Roll Hotel to see up and coming original bands.

Joe December 6, 2011, 20:46:14

The War on Drugs is a solid band. is going out of their way to expand the definition of what a jam band can be, which is supposed to be expansive and inclusive but is oftentimes embarrassingly rigid.

Phil E. Moose December 7, 2011, 18:08:39

Seriously though, check out Slave Ambient, the War on Drugs new album. This band is something else.

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