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Grateful Dead

Black-Throated Wind

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“Black-Throated Wind” is the second track from Grateful Dead member Bob Weir’s solo debut, Ace. The song was written by Weir and lyricist John Perry Barlow about the experiences Barlow had on a road trip from New York to San Francisco in 1971. Barlow has said that the experience was “right out of Easy Rider,“ in that he was accosted by locals in the American South for having long hair. The song was performed by the Grateful Dead frequently in 1972, as heard on the live Europe ‘72 Volume 2, , Dick’s Picks Volume 24, and Dick’s Picks Volume 30. It also appears twice on . In addition, as part of the band’s set at Winterland in October 1974, it appears on the Grateful Dead’s fifth live album, Steal Your Face, released in... Read on...

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