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Grateful Dead: Workingman's Dead 12"

Grateful Dead: Workingman's Dead 12"


Tags: · 70s · classic rock · psychedelic · reissues · rock and pop · spo-default · spo-disabled
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Warner Bros.
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$23.00

 The first Grateful Dead album to eschew cosmic jams and complex signatures, Workingman’s Dead stakes its existence to great songs, homespun warmth, and bare essentials. Its wistful, relaxed state—immediately apparent via the innocent album-opening invitation “Will you come with me?” on “Uncle John’s Band”—owes to the circumstances and conditions surrounding its creation. At the time, the Dead owed a considerable financial debt to Warner Bros. and were hobbled by a recent drug bust and financial scandal. Most significantly, the band was recovering from—and reacting to—the tragic events of the Altamont Music Festival and symbolic end of the peace and love era.