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  • Grateful Dead Bootlegs - The Other Ones

    May 8, 2022 • 0 Comment

    You may have thought the exhaustive list of Grateful Dead bootlegs was complete after seeing every vinyl bootleg from the 60s and 70s, 80s, 90s, and the 21st century on ThirstyVinyl, but you were wrong! Grateful Dead bootlegs can’t be bound by phenomena like time and space, and much like the band, some of their...Read more

  • Getting Started Guide - Buying, Playing and Collecting Vinyl Records

    February 22, 2022 • 2 Comments

    This past Christmas, my sister-in-law got a record player from her boyfriend, and needless to say, she was stoked. In the process of unpackaging the box and setting it up for her, Tanya asked me all sorts of great questions, which were fundamental to owning a record player and collecting vinyl. “Does the type of...Read more

  • Grateful Dead Bootlegs - The 2000s

    December 23, 2021 • 2 Comments

    The long strange trip of the Grateful Dead appeared to end when Jerry died in 1995, but momentum started to pick back up 3 years later when Bob, Phil, and Mickey got together with other musicians, like Bruce Hornsby, and formed the 1st Grateful Dead tribute band, called The Other Ones, that included original members...Read more

  • Grateful Dead Bootlegs - The 90s

    November 10, 2021 • 1 Comments

    As a continuation of the new series on Thirsty Vinyl, this post covers the complete list of Grateful Dead bootlegs released on vinyl in the 1990s. The 90s were a difficult decade for the Dead and for vinyl records. Jerry finally lost his battle with drug addiction and died on August 9th, 1995, and vinyl...Read more

  • Grateful Dead Bootlegs - The 80s

    October 22, 2021 • 2 Comments

    As a continuation of the new series on Thirsty Vinyl, this installment covers the complete list of Grateful Dead bootlegs released on vinyl in the 1980s. The 80s were a daedal decade for the Dead in many ways. They officially released six albums, three of which were live Dead recordings (Dead Set in 1980, Reckoning...Read more

  • Grateful Dead Bootlegs - The 60s and 70s

    October 9, 2021 • 2 Comments

    Only a band like the Grateful Dead could have such a long and rich history of bootlegs on vinyl. Contributing factors varied and were plentiful. The Dead were pioneers in promoting free music and had full time followers, tapers and soundboard magicians, like Betty and Bear, which meant lots of recordings of their live shows...Read more

  • The Wild and Exotic World of Growlers

    August 8, 2021 • 0 Comment

    Beer tastes better on tap, right? The reasons vary but they commonly tether to pressure, temperature, light and freshness. Regardless of the reasons, growlers have changed the game by allowing beer lovers to take home craft beer from their favorite local breweries and beer stores with fill up stations. All growlers may seem...Read more

  • Ultimate Beer Glass Guide to the Galaxy

    July 4, 2021 • 0 Comment

    Now that we’ve established that beer should be poured into a glass correctly, the next step is to pair the right beer with the right glass. According to cicerones, the shape of a glass can affect the overall drinking experience including how the beer tastes, what aromas your nose registers and the degree of nucleation,...Read more