This unauthorized bio covers the Dead's earlier days, as well as presenting a well-researched look at the whole mid-to-late sixties psychedelic scene coming out of San Francisco. As with other Sexy Intellectual releases, a number of critics, musicians, and historians are interviewed, and a plethora of classic footage is highlighted.
Not being a fan of the Grateful Dead, I remained engrossed in this well-done documentary, so anyone interested in the whole counterculture scene and music of the 60s shouldn't be disappointed. Deadheads will certainly revel in this look at the formative days of the world's foremost peacenik "jam" band. Well-done and enjoyable! (Sexy Intellectual/Chrome Dreams)