Grateful Dead / AOXOMOXOA


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An enigmatic classic, Aoxomoxoa is messy and murky, mysterious and majestic – a perfect time capsule that is still stubbornly resplendent a half century after it first appeared. The album introduced favorites like St. Stephen and Mountains On The Moon, as well as China Cat Sunflower – a song that would continue to remain in the band’s repertoire.

Grateful Dead audiovisual archivist Dave Lemieux says: “In 1969, for their third album, the Grateful Dead eschewed outside producers and created Aoxomoxoa themselves, beginning a run of self-produced albums that would continue until 1977. Scrapping the first sessions, which were recorded to eight-track tape, the Dead now had 16 tracks with which to experiment their psychedelic sound, with an album that included entirely Robert Hunter-penned lyrics for the first time.”



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