I was very pleasantly surprised at Phil's articulation in retelling his experiences with the band. His sensitivity in describing Jerry's passing and the thrill he got from playing with the Dead was related in such a way that I could feel what is was like to have been there. It was also thrilling to hear about the personal sides of the band members when playing or just hanging out together. Hearing about Jerry's cat learning to fetch or swimming with his Newfoundland dogs was something I never heard before. I loved hearing about the bands evolution with each new keyboard player. All in all I loved this book and felt like Phil was talking to me alone.
Only recently fell into the dead also through random coincidences of my love for travel. It's been a wonderful trip.
Excellent, literate, entertaining
mm, maybe 'The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test' because it documents that cultural slice of history so well
I cannot say. They were all wonderful.
When Phil's father was dying, also when Jerry Garcia died (right before and after)
Phil tells it
The early years, from Phil's pov.
Not as thunderous as his bass performances, but great all the same.
Phil lesh tells his story. Nuff said.