Mudcat Café Message Lyrics & Knowledge Personal Pages Record Shop Auction Links Radio & Media Kids Membership Help
The Mudcat Cafeawe

User Name Thread Name Subject Posted
Rev Lyr Add: Blues For Allah (Grateful Dead) (8) RE: Lyr Add: Blues For Allah 23 Sep 01

The Grateful Dead had an interesting relationship with the Middle East. In 1978 they played a series of concerts at the Sound and Light Theater in Giza, Egypt, right in front of the Pyramids and the Sphinx. The run of shows culminated on the night of a total eclipse. They even tried to wire the King's Chamber in the Great Pyramid for sound, to use it as an echo box. Maybe it was pyramid energy in the way, but they could never get it to work. It's interesting that Hunter and Garcia wrote "Blues for Allah" before they went to Egypt. As for that song's appropriateness right now, it's quite startling to me how well it applies. Hunter is always good at writing ambiguous lyrics that can reveal meanings you never knew were there.

Post to this Thread -

Back to the Main Forum Page

By clicking on the User Name, you will requery the forum for that user. You will see everything that he or she has posted with that Mudcat name.

By clicking on the Thread Name, you will be sent to the Forum on that thread as if you selected it from the main Mudcat Forum page.

By clicking on the Subject, you will also go to the thread as if you selected it from the original Forum page, but also go directly to that particular message.

By clicking on the Date (Posted), you will dig out every message posted that day.

Try it all, you will see.