Presented in conjunction with the Rock Hall's special exhibit Grateful Dead: The Long, Strange Trip, this edition of Rock and Roll Night School will spotlight the Dead's 1977 album Terrapin Station. Their first album for Arista Records, Terrapin Station represented a musical departure for the band. For the first time in a decade, the band enlisted the help of an outside producer (Keith Olsen, Fleetwood Mac). The result was a grab-bag of musical styles, including Motown covers (“Dancin’ in the Streets”), reggae influences (“Estimated Prophet”), and progressive rock styles (“Terrapin Station Part 1”) – all of which became important pieces in the band’s live shows. Though the album received mixed reviews upon its release, it has since been valued as an underrated gem. This month’s Rock and Roll Night School will begin with a listening of the album in its entirety and will continue with an in-depth discussion about the album, with specific attention paid to the experimental 16-minute title track.
This event is FREE and RSVPs are not required. Seats are available on a first-come, first-served basis