You Don't Have To Ask  

Only played in 1966, this jangly anthem is a bit lofty in delivery and arrangement but it shows primal Dead with no brakes, balls out. Nice paragraph about the tune AKA "Otis On A Shakedown Cruise" on Pitchfork. This version is modeled after 7-16-1966. 

Danny Shafer lent his vocal talents to add some gorgeous harmonies. Maybe I can get Ollie to put down some organ parts.

What do you think? Groovy?

Leave a comment