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Is there a studio version of Bertha?

Is there a studio version of Bertha?

No studio recording of Bertha. However, the track on Skull has vocals and organ redone in the studio. The original live version 4/27/71 is out there if you want to compare.

Is Bertha on a studio album?

Grateful Dead is an album by rock band the Grateful Dead. Released on October 24th, 1971 on Warner Bros. Records, it is their second live double album….Track listing.

No. 1.
Title “Bertha”
Writer(s) Jerry Garcia, Robert Hunter
Recording notes April 27, 1971, Fillmore East
Length 5:27

What album is Bertha on?

Grateful Dead

Where was Skull and Roses recorded?

San Francisco
Known by fans as Skull & Roses due to its iconic cover art (and as Skull Fuck, the band’s proposed title, which was promptly rejected by the record company), the eponymous live LP contains material recorded in New York and the band’s native San Francisco during March and April 1971.

Why does the Grateful Dead have a skull?

According to the official website of the late Bear Stanley, the skull and lightning bolt symbol was first designed out of necessity way back in 1969, right near the beginning of the long, strange, trip of the Grateful Dead. It was just the Grateful Dead logo.

How many times did the Grateful Dead play Bertha?

The Dead included their April 27, 1971 performance of “Bertha” on their 1971 self- titled live album (aka Skull Fuck) and performed the song live nearly 400 times.

What is the Grateful Dead skeleton called?

lightning skull
Also commonly referred to as the “lightning skull,” the concept was born out of necessity, really.

What’s the Grateful Dead skull called?

As for the bolt, it may signify enlightenment and transformation through the band’s music. As the symbol is on the cover of the album Steal Your Face, it is often referred to as the Steal Your Face skull emblem and the skull is called Stealie.

Why are they called Grateful Dead?

December: Grateful Dead born: The band changes its name after learning of another group called Warlocks. Garcia spotted the phrase “grateful dead,” which the band later discovered to be from an Egyptian prayer, in a dictionary, and it stuck.

Why is the Grateful Dead bolt 13 points?

Even we’re a little curious about why Owsley chose to make the bolt with 13 distinct points. Being that Bear was the King of LSD, another popular theory is that the 13 points represent some aspect of the LSD molecule or the 13 steps involved in the chemical process of creating the trippy and transcendent drug.

What is the Grateful Dead Skeletons name?

Uncle Sam Skeleton The 1980 Radio City Music Hall poster designed by Dennis Larkins and Peter Barsotti is one of the most famous to feature this skeleton. According to “So Many Roads: The Life and Times of the Grateful Dead” by David Browne, the poster was not well received by the venue.

Who designed the Steal Your Face logo?

Owsley Stanley
13. Steal Your Face: Owsley Stanley — the LSD icon who was known as “Bear” in the Dead community — is widely credited for helping to design the band’s “Steal Your Face” (lightning bolt on skull) logo.

Where was Bertha by the Grateful Dead recorded?

“Bertha” is the opening track on what’s become known as the Skull & Roses album (it doesn’t actually have an official name, after the record label refused the band’s desire to title it Skull F–k ), which is all live music. The version of “Bertha” on there was recorded on April 27, 1971, at the Fillmore East in New York City.

What does Garcia say in the song Bertha?

So, in “Bertha,” Garcia’s saying (with Hunter’s words) that he’s tired of running through the birth-death-reincarnation cycle over and over again. If we look at “Bertha” as “birth,” then the chorus: is a plea for escape from that cycle.

Is the song Bertha a reference to Lady Chatterly?

“Birth (‘Bertha’ pun), death, and reincarnation.” This is one of those songs that can be listened to, and interpreted, and second-guessed at so many levels that it’s almost ridiculous. I’ve read a fairly convincing argument that the song is really a reference to Lady Chatterly’s Lover, by D.H. Lawrence.