A new book entitled After All Is Said and Done: Taping the Grateful Dead 1965-1995 explores the rich history of Grateful Dead tapers and cassette tape trading, which was a major facet of Deadhead culture before the shift to digital recordings and online archives.
Due out on September 20th via Anthology Editions, the new book was written by sculptor and folk artist Mark A. Rodriguez, who first got involved with the Grateful Dead tape trading community in the mid-90s. Known for amassing one of the most complete collections of Grateful Dead cassettes in the world, Rodriguez has worked with more than 27,000 tapes since then.
Brimming with colorful artwork from homemade cassettes, the book contains personal interviews with tapers, collectors, and members of the Grateful Dead organization, photographs, and related articles. It also includes a forward written by Jerry Garcia’s daughter Trixie Garcia and an introduction by poet and art critic Stuart Krimko.
Watch a video previewing After All Is Said and Done: Taping the Grateful Dead 1965-1995 below. The book will be available via Anthology Editions on September 20th.
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