Daily Cover Tune: Grateful Dead “Touch of Grey”

By on October 21, 2013 in Awesome, Culture with 0 Comments

Garcia_Clone_Touch_of_GreyWe love scouring Youtube for cover versions of our favorite songs. Came across this one over the weekend. A Jerry Garcia clone lays down an spot-on acoustic cover of Grateful Dead’s “Touch of Grey.” The original song made a huge splash in the late 80s via a memorable music video that showed the Dead during a live performance turning into a jam band of skeletons. Here’s the rundown according to Wikipedia:

Touch of Grey” is a 1987 single by the Grateful Dead, and is from the album In the Dark. The song is known for its refrain “I will get by / I will survive”. It combines non sequitur lyrics with a pop tempo. The music was written by Jerry Garcia, and the words are by Robert Hunter. It was also released as a music video, the first one by the Grateful Dead.

First performed as an encore on September 15, 1982 at the Capital Centre in Landover, Maryland, it was finally released on In the Dark in 1987. The song got into the top 10 on Billboard’s Hot 100 chart, peaking at number 9,[1] and reached number 1 on the Mainstream Rock Tracks chart, the only song by the band ever to do so on both charts

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