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Songs with a Dead connection discography

This is a discography of recordings that include songs that are tributes to the Grateful Dead or a member of the Dead or songs that include a mention of the Dead in their lyrics. Unlike the other discographies this section is organised by song rather than by album. For songs that have been included on compilations over the years only the original releases and important re-releases are included. There are three sections:

Songs in tribute to the Dead/member of the Dead | Songs that mention the Dead | Whatever the opposite of tribute is - these are they

If you come across a song that mentions the Dead that isn't on the list please let me know at Additions, corrections and comments are welcome


Songs in tribute to the Dead or a member of the Dead

17 G
info New Age Blues, Colie Brice, 1996

Blue Eternity
info Eternity Blue, Henry Kaiser, 1995

Deadhead
no info Nobody's Home, Dave Gow, 200?

Dead Heat
info A Tribute To Jerry Garcia, Phil Salazar and Jonathan McEuen, 1999

Fare Thee Well
info Abbey Normal, Mr. Pickle, 1996

Golden Days
info Missing Man Formation, Vince Welnick, 1998
info Across the Laguna, Various Artists (Vince Welnick), 2003

Grateful
info Gung Ho, Patti Smith, 2000

Jerome John
info Terrapin, Joe Gallant and Illuminati, 1999

Jerry's Farewell
info The Sound, The Larry Keel Experience, 1999
info Flatpicking 2001, Various Artists (Larry Keel), 2005

Jerry's Gone (1)
info Woodstock Winter, Tom Pacheco, 1997

Jerry's Gone (2)
info Chad, Chad, 1997
info Pop Pie, Various Artists, 1997

Jerry's Jam
info On The Road: August 8, 2004, Terra Alta, WV, String Cheese Incident, 2004

Live Dead Dance
info Rabbit Hole Soul, Toni Brown, 2004

Long Live The Grateful Dead
info Long Live The Grateful Dead, David Peel & The Lower East Side, 2002
info Rock 'N' Roll Outlaw: The Apple & Orange Recordings, David Peel, 2005

Lysergic Celtic Raga (A Song For Jerry)
info Oh Yeah! Live At The Tremont, The Blotter Boys, 1999

The Minstrel
info Solo Acoustic, David Gans, 2001

Mr Natural
info Hell 3: New Axes To Grind, The Hellecasters, 1997
info Essential Listening, Vol. 1, The Hellecasters, 2002

Patchwork Quilt (Song information)
info There and Back Again, Phil Lesh & Friends, 2002
info The Deepest End, Gov't Mule, 2003
info Lone, Warren Haynes, 2003
info Instant Live, Charlotte, NC, 8/9/03, Allman Brothers Band, 2003
info Live at Bonnaroo, Warren Haynes, 2004
info Pickin' on Gov't Mule: A Bluegrass Tribute, Various Artists, 2004
info Irvine, CA: June 24, 2004, The Dead, 2004
info Live At The Moody Theater, Warren Haynes Band, 2012

Play Jerry
info Appointment With His Majesty, Burning Spear, 1997
info (A)Live In Concert, Burning Spear, 1998
info Spirit Of Reggae, Various Artists, 1999

Psalm To Jerry Garcia
info Long Live The Grateful Dead, David Peel & The Lower East Side, 2002
info Rock 'N' Roll Outlaw: The Apple & Orange Recordings, David Peel, 2005

Raga For Jerry (Song information)
There are no officially released recordings of this piece

Rainy Day (A Song For Jerry)
info DAVA, DAVA And The Peace Army, 1997

Rosebud
info Cold Roses, Ryan Adams & the Cardinals, 2005

Seeya Garseeya
info Ukulele Summit 5, Various Artists, 2002

So Long, Jerry
info Piss Up A Rope/You Were The Fool/So Long Jerry, Ween, 1996

Song For The Grateful Dead
info Beyond Attention, J.D. and the Sons of Rhythm, 2005

Sound Of A Guitar
info Whose World Is This, Jim Page, 1997

Your Steps Alone
info In November Sunlight, Soko, 2000


Songs that mention the Dead, a member of the Dead or deadheads in the lyrics

1977
info Cabbages And Kings, Mr. Blotto, 2001

The Acid Song
info More Love Songs, Loudon Wainwright III, 1986
info Career Moves, Loudon Wainwright III, 1993

Another Shitty Deadhead Band
info Songs For B-Movies, Torsos From Space, 2003

Big Sky
info Vida, Vida, 1996

Bleeker Street Blues
info Friends of Mine, Ramblin' Jack Elliott, 1998

Blues For Allah Is Life's Soundtrack
info Release The Medicine, Sylvia Bagge, 2006

Born Too Late
info Shine, Scott Blasey, 1999
info Let It Go, The Clarks, 2000
info Live, The Clarks, 2001 (only on bonus track version)
info Between Then And Now, The Clarks, 2005

The Boys Of Summer
info Building The Perfect Beast, Don Henley, 1995
info Olive Juicy, Juicy, 1996
info A Sense Of Coalition, Codeseven, 1998
info Heaven, DJ Sammy, 2002
info Drive, Russ Freeman, 2002
info After Eighties, Skin Of Tears, 2002
no info Some of these versions of the song have been included on a number of various artists compilations.

Carl Perkins Wears The Crown
info Where I Come From, New Riders Of The Purple Sage, 2009

Chairman Of The Bored
info Rhyme Schemes, Joel Mabus, 199?

Cherry Garcia
info Narcoossee Lucie, Jerry Mincey, 2004

Come Again
info The Wind And The Crickets, Mustard's Retreat, 1997

Confessions Of A Deadhead
info The Traveler, Chris Vincent, 1997

Davo's Boogie
info Tom Troccoli's Dog, Tom Troccoli's Dog, 1985

The Day They Busted The Grateful Dead
info As Trivial As Life And Death, Flowerpornoes, 1990?

Dead Head Baby
info Heroines, Rory Lewis Band, 1995

Dead Raven Space
info Live Orion, Quarkspace, 1998

Deadhead
info Beanweevils, Beanweevils, 2001

Deadhead
info Nobody's Home, Dave Gow, 2007?

Deadhead In Prison
info Live At Club Passim, David Rovics, 2001

Deadhead On A Moped
info Pish Posh, Just A Hobby, 1997

A Deadhead's Lament
info Hi-Tech Lowlife, The Davenports, 2004

Deadheads Forever Deadheads
info Long Live The Grateful Dead, David Peel & The Lower East Side, 2002
info Rock 'N' Roll Outlaw: The Apple & Orange Recordings, David Peel, 2005

The Death Of Rock
info The Death of Rock & Other Entrances, Daevid Allen, 1984
info Divided Alien Clockwork Band: Live at The Squat Theatre, New York, August 1980, Divided Alien Clockwork Band, 1998

Down The Road (Song information)
info Mystery Box, Mickey Hart, 1996
info Into The Music: Jam Band, Vol. 1, Various Artists (Mickey Hart), 2001
info Over The Edge And Back, Mickey Hart, 2002
Down The Road has also been released on live recordings of shows from The Dead 2003 and 2004 tours

Down To Eugene
info Whose World Is This, Jim Page, 1997
info Solo Acoustic, David Gans, 2001
info The Ones That Look the Weirdest Taste the Best, David Gans, 2008

Drug Test
info President Yo La Tengo, Yo La Tengo, 1989
info President Yo La Tengo / New Wave Hot Dogs, Yo La Tengo, 1996

Electric Trains
info Ridiculous, Squeeze, 1995
info Electric Trains single, Squeeze, 1995
info Master Series, Squeeze, 1998
info Up the Junction: Essential Collection, Squeeze, 2000
info Big Squeeze: Very Best Of, Squeeze, 2002

Encore
info The Black Album, Jay-Z, 2003

Game Over
info Seven Solos, Lisa McCormick, 200?

Gate Crashers Suck
info Stage, Keller Williams, 2004

Grateful Dead Afternoon
info Hit the Ground Running, The Expeditions Band, 2005

Grateful Dead Show
info Steamboat In A Cornfield, Truckstop Honeymoon, 2011

Gratefully Dead
no info Single (San Francisco Nights / Gratefully Dead), Eric Burdon and The Animals, 1967 (UK)
info Gratefully Dead 1964-1968, The Animals, 2004

Hair
info Hair (Original cast recording), Original Broadway Cast, 1968
no info A number of other recordings of Hair have been released

Havin' A Good Time
info Rockpalast: 30 Years of Southern Rock, 1978-2008 (CD), Dickey Betts & Great Southern, 2010
info Rockpalast: 30 Years of Southern Rock, 1978-2008 (DVD), Dickey Betts & Great Southern, 2010

Her Eyes
info Last Of Seven, Pat Monahan, 2007

Hippy On the Highway
info Sunflowers And Scarecrows, Tom Pacheco, 1991

Hotline To Heaven Jerry Garcia
info Barskomatic For The People, The Barsky Morning Show, 199?

I Don't Want You Around
info Ribbed, NOFX, 1990

I Fell In Love With The Grateful Dead
info New Kind Of Lonely, I See Hawks in L.A., 2012

I Still Like Rock & Roll
info White Bread Man, Charlie Domokos, 2009

I Wanna Be A Deadhead
info Kids Know Everything, Sidekicks, 2000

I've Suffered A Head Injury
info I've Suffered A Head Injury, The Verve Pipe, 1992

Interview With the Hollywood Gay Alliance
info The Best of the National Lampoon Radio Hour, The National Lampoon, 1996

Jerry and J.B.
info Rollin' In The Hay, Rollin' In The Hay, 2000
info Live At The Oasis 2, Rollin' In The Hay, 2000

Jerry Dawg
info Pirates Of The Sun, Freshly Baked, 1999

Jerry Garcia and Jerry Garcia (Sunshine Version)
info Big Hunk O' Cheese, Big Hunk O' Cheese, 1994

Jerry Garcia
info Long Conversation, Kevin Connolly, 2004

Jerry Garcia's Draft Card
info Actually I Used To Have A Girlfriend, Hal 9000, 1998?

Jerry Garcia's Finger
info Pretty Noose single, Soundgarden, 1995
info (Songs from) Superunknown EP, Soundgarden, 1995
no info Alive In The Superunknown CD-Plus, Soundgarden, 1995

Jerry Said
info Texacousticana, Guy Schwartz & The New Jack Hippies, 2004
info Guy Schwartz 2004 Box Set, Guy Schwartz, 2004

Jerry Was There
info K, Kula Shaker, 1996
info Grateful When You're Dead/Jerry Was There CD Single, Kula Shaker, 1996
info Kollected: The Best Of Kula Shaker, Kula Shaker, 2003
info K-15 Buried Treasure, Kula Shaker, 2011

Just Might Be OK
info Food & Liquor, Lupe Fiasco, 2006

Lucifer's Eyes
A Joan Baez song that refers to the Grateful Dead. The song has not been recorded. See the Lucifer's Eyes page for further information.

Magazine
info Breed, Lauren Christy, 1997

Mama Was A Deadhead
info Pianist Envy, Rev. Billy C Wirtz, 1994

Miracle Ticket
info Badass Bluegrass, Rollin' In the Hay, 199?
info Live At The Oasis, Rollin' In the Hay, 1998

Monterey
info The Twain Shall Meet, Eric Burdon and The Animals, 1968
no info Monterey has been included on numerous Animals and v/a compilations

Move Yer Ass Right Now Jerry Garcia
info Abbey Roadkill, Los Ass Draggers, 1996

No News
info Lonestar, Lonestar, 1995

O Come All Ye Grateful Dead-Heads
info Twisted Christmas, Bob Rivers & Twisted Radio, 1992
info Twisted Christmas Box Set, Bob Rivers & Twisted Radio, 1994

Old Gray Deadhead
info Something To Fall Back On, Berkley Hart, 2003

Old Hippie Christmas
info Tropical Christmas, Bellamy Brothers, 1996
info Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year, Bellamy Brothers, 1996
info Reason For The Season, Bellamy Brothers, 2002

Processed_Beats
info Kasabian, Kasabian, 2004
info Processed Beats single, Kasabian, 2004
info Live From Brixton Academy, Kasabian, 2005

Psychedelic Child
info Welcome To The Show, Barclay James Harvest, 1990

Rebellious
info Anchorless, Kacy Crowley, 1997

River And Drown
info Solo Acoustic, David Gans, 2001
info Live At The Powerhouse, David Gans, 2003

San Francisco FM Blues
info Texas Tornado, Sir Douglas Band, 1973
info Doug Sahm & Friends: The Best Of Doug Sahm's Atlantic Sessions, Doug Sahm, 1993
info The Genuine Texas Groover, Doug Sahm, 2003

Searching For Jerry Garcia (album title)
info Searching For Jerry Garcia, Proof, 2005

She Like The Dead
info Baked Fresh Daily EP, Love Seed Mama Jump, 1995
info Drunk At The Stone Balloon, Love Seed Mama Jump, 2000?

Shine
info Going Public, Newsboys, 1994
info Shine: The Hits, Newsboys, 2000
no info Also collected on a number of various artists compilations

Smiley Garcia
info Strobe Light, funkUs, 2002
info Free, funkUs, 2005

Sparkling Deadheadz
info Desk Trickery, Doldrums, 1999

Teenage Wind
info You Are What You Is, Frank Zappa, 1981
no info A version without the Dead reference was included on You Can't Do That On Stage Anymore, Vol. 4.

The Thing That Only Eats Hippies
info Eat Your Paisley!, The Dead Milkmen, 1986
info Enigma Variations 2, Various Artists, 1987
info Chaos Rules: Live At The Trocadero, The Dead Milkmen, 1994
info Death Rides a Pale Cow: The Ultimate Collection, The Dead Milkmen, 1997
info Cream of the Crop: Best of the Dead Milkmen, The Dead Milkmen, 1998

We Saw Jerry's Daughter
info Camper Van Beethoven, Camper Van Beethoven, 1986
info Cigarettes & Carrot Juice: The Santa Cruz Years, Camper Van Beethoven, 2002

What's Your Trip?
info Royal Highness, Kottonmouth Kings, 1998

Who Killed Uncle John
info Solo Acoustic, David Gans, 2001

Who Stole The Show? (Song information)
This song has been performed by the Mickey Hart Band but has not been recorded

Worse
info Folk Remedy, Adam Brodsky, 199?

Wrecking Ball
info Soul Journey, Gillian Welch, 2003

Yuppie Deadhead Party
info Wig Man! Wig!, The 14th Wray, 199?
info Fun With Mushrooms, Various Artists, 1993

Albums that include a non-musical reference to the Grateful Dead

info Tinto, Los Otros, 2003

Songs that insult the Dead, members of the Dead or deadheads

August 8th
info Heavy Petting, NOFX, 1996

Bomb The Mars Hotel
info Beet, Eleventh Dream Day, 1990
info Borscht, Eleventh Dream Day, 1990

Bring Me The Head Of Jerry Garcia
info Bring Me The Head Of Jerry Garcia, Archie Brown and The Bucks, 1987
info 7" single, Iron Prostate, 1991

Deadhead
info Minor Disturbance EP, Teen Idles, 1980
info Dischord 1981: The Year in Seven Inches, Various Artists, 1993

Don't Call Me A Deadhead
info Vol. 666, Old Grandad, 1996
info OGD EP plus San Fran666co Bootleg, Old Grandad, 1997

Drop Dread
info Thrumdrone, Carnival Art, 1991

I Fell Asleep At A Grateful Dead Concert
info Blue Collar Stories, Jones Crusher, 2002

I Hate Everything
info Love Songs for the Retarded, The Queers, 1991
info Suck This Live, The Queers, 1998
info Later Days and Better Lays, The Queers, 1999
info Live in West Hollywood, The Queers, 2001

I Hate The Grateful Dead
info 7" single, I Hate The Grateful Dead/Big Wheel, The Violets, 1991
no info Starter, Various Artists, 199?

I Shot Jerry Garcia
info I Shot Jerry Garcia, 409, 1995

I Won't Be
info Love Songs for the Retarded, The Queers, 1991
info Later Days and Better Lays, The Queers, 1999

Jeff Wears Birkenstocks?
info Punk In Drublic, NOFX, 1994

Jerry Was A Piece Of Shit (JWAPOS)
info American Pie, Anti-Heroes, 1997
info 1000 Nights Of Chaos, Anti-Heroes, 199?

Kill Jerry Garcia
info Deep In The Heart Of The Beast In The Sun, Colorfinger, 1990

Kill The Grateful Dead
info Railer, Speed Racer, 200?

Pop Songs
info Free Your Soul ... and Save My Mind, Suicidal Tendencies, 2000

This Is Madness
info This Is Madness, The Last Poets, 1971
info Last Poets / This Is Madness, The Last Poets, 2002

Songs that possibly refer to the Dead, a member of the Dead or deadheads

66 Deadhead Spies
info Real Hair, Rollerball, 2003

The Air Is Slippery
info Pork Soda, Primus, 1993

Dead Heads Duped
info Parrot Fashions, John Greaves, 1984

Dead Head On A Train
info Music Of Kundalini Café, Everything Bud, 1996

The Grateful Dread
info Contents Under Pressure, Various Artists, 1999

I'm A Deadhead Dog
info Don't Crowd the Plow, ?, 1995

Long Strange Trip
info The Kottonmouth Experience, Kottonmouth Kings, 2004

Phil and Jerry
info Mylab, Mylab, 2004


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