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  • Searching for the Sound

  • My Life with the Grateful Dead
  • By: Phil Lesh
  • Narrated by: Phil Lesh
  • Length: 5 hrs and 33 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 310
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 192
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 190

Phil Lesh first met Jerry Garcia in 1959 in the clubs of Palo Alto, California. At Garcia's suggestion, Lesh learned to play the electric bass and joined him in a new group that blended R&B, country, and rock 'n' roll with an experimental fervor never before heard.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Searching for the Sound

  • By Brad Zerkel on 04-29-05

Searching for the Sound With Phil Lesh

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-15-09

Phil Lesh's narration makes you feel like you're walking with a childhood friend--whom you've recently reconnected with after many years apart--as he updates the story of his life's distant journey.

Startling successes neutralized by demonic descents of debauchery are shared with alluring alacrity.

From Palo Alto to Altamont, syringes to sphinx, the "long strange trip," is recounted in earnest
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Anyone interested in the Grateful Dead, the rise and fall of the hippie culture and an intimate overview of the spoils of corporate rock and roll will enjoy this book.

It's the fastest five hours of non-musical audio I've ever listened to. I highly recommend Lesh's work. His passion is pulsating; his integrity inspiring.

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