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Saturday, April 2, 2011

Blues for Allah

"Blues for Allah" was originally composed and performed by the Grateful Dead. While these days one is likely to think the Grateful Dead are yet another group of self-hating homosexual Muslim nihilists who worship death and the Perfect Man, Mohammed (may peas be upon him), they were actually a rock band famous for their live performances.

Click on the big arrow below to hear the original recording of "Blues for Allah."

Here's a pretty unique cover of the song, with a well-crafted video to go along with it.

(In other 'B' news, the Blue Moon Tavern in Seattle, just up the road from where I live, will be playing host to a Grateful Dead Night with Kuli Loach on Sunday, April 17.)


  1. did they get death threats for this?

  2. I don't know. There was one suspected incident, but the haze of second-hand pot smoke was so thick around the concert ground that the would-be Lion of Islam/stud for 72 Virgins passed out before he managed to do any harm.