1989 · [No Place]
by [The Grateful Dead]; Anonymous Deaditor
[No Place]: [No Publisher], 1989. Near Fine. Comb-bound, printed on sheets of various colors. Unpaginated. Near Fine with light wear. A thick collection of Grateful Dead lyrics, plus lyrics to songs the Dead often covered. A memento of rabid Deadhead culture at the close of the '80s, transcribed by the anonymous Deadeditor by hand from listening to various tapes; tape-trading being one of the most popular pursuits in the subculture. According to said editor in the intro, "This book was not xeroxed out of another lyric book, nor was it copied out of Dead songbooks. Anything that was taken from another source was looked over and corrected to the best of my ability." Also notable for the time was that it was written on a Macintosh SE computer (writing on a computer was a strange new thing for many people then, believe it or not) and "the final copy was printed on a NEC Silent Writer laser printer." The title is taken from the band's classic song "Ripple" off the 1970 studio LP American Beauty. Rare, with a single institutional copy located in a recent OCLC WorldCat search.
(Inventory #: 140940817)