On this week’s new Grateful Dead archival pro-shot video release on their All The Years Live series, the band put up their “Truckin'” from the October 30th show as part of their eight-night Halloween run at Radio City Music Hall New York City during 1980. They’ve also released the “Heaven Help the Fool” from the same show and both are part of the Dead Ahead live release.
“From the penultimate show of the Radio City Music Hall run in 1980, Truckin’ was also a great song to launch the second set jam. During this period, Truckin’ was generally slotted in one of two places: before the Drums/Space sequence, sending the Dead into an uninterrupted hour-long segued sequence of music, or coming out of Space. Toward the end of the 1980s, it was used almost exclusively in the former slot, but the latter placement of Truckin’ always began a wonderful, uninterrupted, and long sequence of Dead magic.” – David Lemieux
Watch it below.