Back in 2014, members of the Grateful Dead teamed up with The Disco Biscuits for an unprecedented musical fusion. Drummers Bill Kreutzmann and Mickey Hart joined the Biscuits during their set, accentuating a number of Grateful Dead classics for the performance.
Though their performance at Gathering of the Vibes was probably the most hyped of the run, the band had played together for two nights at the 9:30 Club in Washington, DC. They’d also collaborate with Hart and Kreutzmann the following year when they joined the Biscuits at Red Rocks just a couple months prior. Still, this last of the four Grateful Biscuits performances was something special, as the Vibes crowd cheered on the drummers and band to great effect.
The show opened with a Biscuits original, “Story of the World”, before segueing into James Brown’s “I Don’t Want Nobody To Give Me Nothing (Open Up The Door I’ll Get It Myself)”. After a couple more originals, the Biscuits introduced Hart and Kreutzmann before jamming into “West L.A. Fadeaway”. Tracks like “I Know You Rider”, “Eyes of the World”, “Shakedown Street”, and more over the course of this great set of music. They closed out with the traditional “We Bid You Goodnight”, wrapping things up with a heartfelt conclusion. You can watch full-set footage below, courtesy of mk devo:
The Disco Biscuits w/ Mickey Hart, Bill Kreutzmann – 8/2/14 – Full Set
Setlist: The Disco Biscuits | Gathering of the Vibes | Seaside Park | Bridgeport, CT | 8/2/14
Story of the World, I Don’t Want Nobody To Give Me Nothing (Open Up The Door, I’ll Get It Myself), Confrontation, Home Again, West LA Fadeaway, I Know You Rider, Eyes of the World, That’s It For The Other One, Shakedown Street, Viola Lee Blues, I-Man
E: And We Bid You Goodnight
[Originally published 8/2/15]