Friday, August 2, 2013

The National to Produce Grateful Dead Tribute LP

       Word is moving around that The National, riding high on the success of their latest lp Trouble Will Find Me are turning to a different source for their next bout of inspiration — The Grateful Dead. Look for a tribute on the horizon, as Relix reports the band's twin guitarists Aaron and Bryce Dessner will curate the album,
which will benefit the AIDS-fighting charity Red Hot. The article goes further on to say Bryan and Scott Devendorf will "ghost curate." Look for members of Vampire Weekend and Bon Iver to show up.
     This isn't the first time the Dead have gotten the tribute album treatment. Back in the early 1990s, Deadicated was among the first wave of popular tribute CDs that marked that era, and it was (and some would say, still is) one of the better examples, with contributions from artists as varied as Jane's Addiction, Warren Zevon, Los Lobos, Midnight Oil and Lyle Lovett.

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