Defile the Dead | Letters | Chicago Reader

News & Politics » Letters

Defile the Dead


Sign up for our newsletters Subscribe


To the editors:

While I agree that the album Dylan & the Dead was a rather lame effort, don't you think you were a little rough on the guys? (i.e. the blanket statement that Jerry Garcia plays bad guitar because of a solo on the album that you think he's responsible for) [March 17]. But everyone's entitled to an opinion and I'm not writing to convince you to change yours.

Rather, I'd like to see more scathing reviews about the Grateful Dead. The nastier the better. Maybe you could get them printed in major newspapers, go on t.v., write books. Tell the general public, "The Dead sucks!"

Then, maybe we can return to the days of a few years ago when one could attend a Grateful Dead concert and people would dance and play frisbee on the lawn, children could go along without being trampled, and the concert goers were there to hear the Dead play--not to be doing the "in" thing of the moment.

Christine Kintner

(neither "aging flower child" nor "slumming MBA")


Support Independent Chicago Journalism: Join the Reader Revolution

We speak Chicago to Chicagoans, but we couldn’t do it without your help. Every dollar you give helps us continue to explore and report on the diverse happenings of our city. Our reporters scour Chicago in search of what’s new, what’s now, and what’s next. Stay connected to our city’s pulse by joining the Reader Revolution.

Are you in?

  Give $35/month →  
  Give $10/month →  
  Give  $5/month  → 

Not ready to commit? Send us what you can!

 One-time donation  → 

Add a comment