Thursday, December 20, 2007
No. 287: Anthem of the Sun
Band: The Grateful Dead
Album: Anthem of the Sun
Why Rolling Stone gets it right: Um, it's not terrible background music. Certainly, the musicianship on the record is noteworthy.
Why Rolling Stone gets it wrong: Meandering solos, overly stocked rhythyhm sections (the album is the first with a second drummer) and awful vocals, "Anthem of the Sun" is everything I don't like about the Grateful Dead.
Best song: "Alligator" would be decent, if it wasn't long as hell.
Worst song: Everything is stinky.
Is it awesome?: I suggest no.
I thought I'd used up all my Deadhead jokes, but here's another one.
Where do you hide things from deadheads?
Under the soap.