Knockin' on Heaven's Door by Ratdog, recorded at Hampton Beach Casino on August 9, 1995. I added Weir's intro in, as Knockin' was the encore for the show. I love the audience at the end!
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Ratdog, also known as Bob Weir & Ratdog, is an American rock band. The group began as a side project for Grateful Dead rhythm guitarist Bob Weir and bassist Rob Wasserman that toured for seven years under names such as Weir/Wasserman and Scaring the Children. After adding Jay Lane on drums and Matthew Kelly on guitar and harmonica, they played their first show as a full band on April 22, 1995. They were originally billed as Friends of Montezuma…
The Rastadog vibration is positive
Bob Weir will reunite RatDog in 2014 for the first full tour since 2009. The band has played sporadically throughout the last four years, including most recently at the Peach Music Festival in Scranton, PA this August. The 23-show jaunt across the country will start with a pair of two-night runs in Philadelphia, PA and Washington, DC before the band settles in with multiple stops through the Northeast as well as the Midwest.
Notable shows during the run include a two-night stand at Port Chester's Capitol Theater, as well as Midwest stops in St. Louis, Chicago and Milwaukee before the tour wraps up with a pair of Southern shows in Nashville, TN and the tour finale at the famed Tabernacle in Atlanta, GA.
On this tour, Weir will be joined once again by original members Rob Wasserman (who left RatDog in 2002 and reunited with the group during a three show run in 2010) and Jay Lane along with longtime keyboardist Jeff Chimenti, guitarist Steve Kimock and bassist Robin Sylvester (who joined the group in 2003 and will share duties with Wasserman).
In September, Weir's project along with former Grateful Dead bandmate Phil Lesh, they would take 2014 off. Following of a deal with Capitol Theater and Brooklyn Bowl owner Peter Shapiro, both Lesh and Weir now have solidified plans for 2014.
Title: The Rat Dog (14 Oct 2007)
Rats, and their associated lice and fleas, have killed more people than all wars combined. We have trapped them, poisoned them, drowned them, gassed them and still they keep coming ... Now it's time to turn the dogs on them! This RatDog web page is devoted to terrier ratting -- an ancient and honorable pastime going back hundreds of years. If you own a terrier, then you own a ratting machine who's DNA is coded to do a job. Rats generally live and feed within a circle of few hundred yards of where you see them. The rats know this territory like the back of their paw, which means your dog doesn't have much of a chance to achieve a high kill ratio unless you help it out a little. One way to do that is to disorient the rats by making mild alterations to their stomping grounds. Move a board or two, place a cardboard box in a new location, set a coke bottle up on end, and scuff your heel in a sharp line or two in the dirt to make a little furrow or trench. All of this serves to alter the rat's visual cues and to break up the invisible but very important scent trails that rats use to "triangulate" their position (like we would use a road or a cross street). Another important step is to block as many escape holes as possible. A disoriented rat that hits a blocked hole will be confused just long enough for the dog to nail it. Rat holes do not need to be blocked with anything more substantive than a bit of wadded up newspaper. Finally, use more than one dog. The more dogs that are working a rat-infested area, the less likely that a rat will be able to scurry off to safety, and the more disoriented the rats will become.