For Your Monday Listening Pleasure: Robert Hunter Comes Alive at Poor David's in 1986
|David Card at Poor David's on Lower Greenville in a photo taken some time in the mid-1980s|
But while I was digging, I did come across a buried file of old nightclub pics containing, among other things, Bronco Bowl conceptual renderings dating back to its 1996 redo, the Fast and Cool, the since-razed Hard Rock Cafe on McKinney when it was still shiny and brand-new, and pictures of Angus Wynne with hair. Also in the stack: several pictures from the second home of Poor David's Pub on Lower Greenville, with owner David Card in every one.
The timing was fortuitous: Over the weekend I was looking for an old Dallas history-of I'd once seen on Archive.org when I espied this brand-new addition to the Live Music Archive: a soundboard recording of Robert Hunter at Poor David's on October 18, 1986 -- one of two sold-out shows the Grateful Dead lyricist and Rock and Roll Hall of Famer performed there that night. I've said it before: When it comes to the Dead, I start and end with American Beauty -- and hey, lookie there, "Friend of the Devil" crops up second on the set list. Later on comes a lengthy discussion of Herschel Walker versus Tony Dorsett. Then, "Ship of Fools."
Speaking of, Schutze and I off to the debate. Pray for us.