Sound Opinions Show

Jul 23, 2015

ANNOUNCER COPY: Coming up… The Grateful Dead celebrates its 50-year career. Plus, the debut album from Long Beach rapper Vince Staples. 



The Grateful Dead recently celebrates its 50-year history with a set of farewell shows in Chicago. Hosts Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot look back at the career and legacy of the controversial band. The Dead’s sound was an eclectic mix of psychedelia, blues, bluegrass, free jazz, and more, and was famous for its marathon live shows. The group inspired a community of devoted fans known as “Deadheads” who would share tapes of live performances and travel from town to town. The Grateful Dead scored a Top Ten hit in 1987 with “Touch of Grey” but disbanded in 1995 following the death of its leader Jerry Garcia.


Jim and Greg review Summertime ‘06, the debut album by Long Beach, California rapper Vince Staples. The album features production by No I.D., known for his work with Common and Kanye West.


At the end of the show we hear comments from listeners.