Grateful Dead - Aoxomoxoa
Label: Warner Bros. - Seven Arts Records – WS 1790
Format: Vinyl, LP, Album
Record: VG+ VG++ ( some light wear ) ( listen)
Cover: VG+ spinewear, ringwear
Released: Jun 1969
Style: Folk Rock, Psychedelic Rock
A1 St. Stephen
A2 Dupree's Diamond Blues
A4 Doin' That Rag
A5 Mountains Of The Moon
B1 China Cat Sunflower
B2 What's Become Of The Baby
B3 Cosmic Charlie
Accompanied By [Supporting Musicians] – David Nelson, Debbie, Marma-Duke, Mouse, Peter Grant, Wendy
Arranged By – Grateful Dead, The
Bass, Vocals – Phil Lesh
Engineer [Consulting] – Dan Healy, Owsley, Ron Wickersham
Engineer [Executive] – Bob Matthews
Engineer [Hot Dog!] – Betty Cantor
Guitar, Vocals – Bob Weir, Jerry Garcia
Keyboards – Tom Constanten
Other [Kwipment Krew] – Jackson, John P. Hagen, Ramrod
Percussion – Bill Kreutzmann, Mickey Hart
Performer [Big Pen] – Ron McKernan
Written-by [Tunes] – Jerry Garcia, Phil Lesh
Written-by [Words] – Robert Hunter
Made In U.S.A. - Warner Bros.-Seven Arts Records, Inc., A Subsidary And Licensee Of Warner Bros.-Seven Arts Records, Inc.
The Grateful Dead's third studio album "Aoxomoxoa" serves as a bridging gap between the band's psychedelic experiments and the harmony-laced folk-rock they would adopt a few years later.
The album still remains a favorite amongst Deadheads and includes concert staples such as "Saint Stephen", "China Cat Sunflower" and "Cosmic Charlie".
There are also some fun sing-along moments such as the memorable "Dupree's Diamond Blues" and "Doin' That Rag". "Rosemary" and "Mountains of the Moon" are beautiful acoustic pieces that fuse folk and baroque influences into the mix.
Then, there's the infamous "What's Become Of The Baby" which is nothing but 8-minutes worth of Jerry Garcia chanting with vast amounts of echo plastered on his voice. Depending on who you talk to, this track is either the Dead's finest studio moment or their absolute worst. Either way, the track certainly is different.
Since it's initial release 35 years ago "Aoxomoxoa" has become an instant Dead classic. With its diverse range of styles (everything from standard rock, to avant-garde, to acoustic and now with the bonus tracks, improvisation and jazz), "Aoxomoxoa" remains a highly entertaining album. On a technical and historical note, this album was also the very first in history to be recorded using 16-track technology which is the reason for its sharp pristine sound.
Grateful Dead - What's Become of the Baby
Grateful Dead - Mountains of the Moon
rare video from 1969.
Grateful Dead - Doin' That Rag
The visuals are from a Dale Johnson film made in 1967 called "Journey Through A Day."
Grateful Dead - St. Stephen
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