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EDITORS’ NOTES

The Dead began the '70s with a stunning stylistic about-face: In place of the psychedelic fury of their '60s work, Workingman’s Dead greeted the new decade with concise country/folk-influenced tunes, sparse production, and CSNY-style vocal harmonies. With milestone songs like the folky, transcendently touching "Uncle John's Band," the good-time anthem "Casey Jones," and the hauntingly twangy "Dire Wolf" (featuring Jerry Garcia displaying his pedal-steel guitar chops), the band blazed a trail for an entire generation of roots rockers.

EDITORS’ NOTES

The Dead began the '70s with a stunning stylistic about-face: In place of the psychedelic fury of their '60s work, Workingman’s Dead greeted the new decade with concise country/folk-influenced tunes, sparse production, and CSNY-style vocal harmonies. With milestone songs like the folky, transcendently touching "Uncle John's Band," the good-time anthem "Casey Jones," and the hauntingly twangy "Dire Wolf" (featuring Jerry Garcia displaying his pedal-steel guitar chops), the band blazed a trail for an entire generation of roots rockers.

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