Shakedown Speak, a podcast about the Grateful Dead with your hosts Drew Hamilton and Mike Widmer. Hop on the bus as we take you on a long, strange trip through the Grateful Dead's extensive career with album and show reviews, setlist analysis, and stories from the parking lot scene.
SS #5: 1975-1978
Grateful Dead fans Drew Hamilton and Mike Widmer are finally back to review the albums Blues for Allah, Terrapin Station, and Shakedown Street from the time period 1975-1978. Wid Kid brings the history. Hammy brings the humor…in an effort to cover up his inability to correctly pronounce King Solomon’s (13:28), climactic scene (43:48), and Italy […]
SS #4: 1973-1974
Grateful Dead fans Drew Hamilton and Mike Widmer are back to review Wake of the Flood, From the Mars Hotel, and Steal Your Face from 1973-1974. Listen in to laugh and learn as Wid Kid educates you on Dead history, while Hammy cuts up in the back of the classroom. Show Highlights […]
SS #3: 1972
Grateful Dead fans Drew Hamilton and Mike Widmer tackle 1972 and review Jerry Garcia’s Garcia, Bob Weir’s Ace, and the Dead’s Europe ’72. Like a bad Dr. Scholls’ commercial, the chemistry between Hammy and Widdy is gellin, so tune in as the boys act like they know what they’re talking about even though they were […]
SS #2: 1970-1971
Grateful Dead fans Drew Hamilton and Mike Widmer are back and ready to usher in the 70s. This show covers the period 1970-1971, as Hammy and Widdy review Workingman’s Dead, American Beauty, Skull and Roses, and Bear’s Choice. The band’s sound was changing like Peter Brady’s voice in puberty, but Widdy has you covered with all […]
SS #1: 1965-1969
Grateful Dead fans Drew Hamilton and Mike Widmer talk about the years 1965-1969 and give their review of the albums The Grateful Dead, Anthem of the Sun, Aoxomoxoa, and Live/Dead. Hear about the formative days of the Grateful Dead and the early lineup, which included a combination of Jerry Garcia, Bob Weir, Phil Lesh, Bill Kreutzmann, Ron “Pigpen” McKernan, […]
Informative and entertaining
I will steal a line from the podcast, which Hammy borrowed from Jack Straw, but it does not hurt my ears to listen. Great history lessons with a sense of humor, some good sports references... and I like the extended clips of tunes before giving the hosts give their critique.