On July 27, 1977, the Grateful Dead released their 9th studio LP “Terrapin Stati…

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On July 27, 1977, the Grateful Dead released their 9th studio LP “Terrapin Station.” It was the first album that the Grateful Dead released on Arista Records after releasing other albums on its own Grateful Dead Records.

According to Dennis McNally, Jerry Garcia conceived the idea for the song “Terrapin Station Part One” while driving across the Richmond-San Rafael Bridge.

Reaction to the album was mixed as many fans thought that it was overproduced and not in keeping with the Grateful Dead’s more unpolished free-form style, while others believe it to be their greatest musical achievement.

What are your thoughts on the album?

Happy 41st Birthday to “Terrapin Station”!!!

Any of you ever been to “Terrapin Crossroads” in San Rafael?




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