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779. Friend Of The Devil (The Grateful Dead) Video

Grateful Dead - Friend Of The Devil

This song is the second track of the Grateful Dead's album "American Beauty" (1970). Written by Jerry Garcia and John Dawson, with lyrics by Robert Hunter, it tells of an outlaw, on the run from the police, who is helped by the Devil in his escape, but ends up trying to escape from the Devil as well. It is deliberately left unclear whether he is being chased by the police or the servants of Satan. ("I was trailed by twenty hounds", could refer to either police dogs or hellhounds.) This song is one of the most frequently covered Grateful Dead songs. Artists who have covered it include Bob Dylan, Tom Petty, Counting Crows (2003), Elvis Costello and Lyle Lovett. Many American Christian groups, from the 1960s to 1990s campaigned against what they saw as Satanic influences in Rock Bands, and frequently used this song as an example, as it seems to sympathise with a man who has made a deal with the Devil. Lyrics: I lit out from Reno, I was trailed by twenty hounds. Didn't get to sleep last night till the morning came around. Set out runnin' but I take my time. A friend of the devil is a friend of mine. If I get home before daylight, I just might get some sleep tonight. Ran into the devil, babe, he loaned me twenty bills. I spent the night in Utah in a cave up in the hills. I ran down to the levee but the devil caught me there He took my twenty dollar bill and vanished in the air. Got two reasons why I cry away each lonely night, The first one's named sweet Anne Marie, and she's ...

Films About Ghosts: The Best Of... [UK Bonus Tracks] at Collector's Choice Music

Films About Ghosts: The Best Of... [UK Bonus Tracks]
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Counting Crows always seemed a little older than their years, so it somehow seemed appropriate when they arrived at certain milestones a little earlier than their peers. They released their first live album, an exhaustive double-disc set, just two albums into their career, then, two albums later, they issued Films About Ghosts: The Best Of..., their first compilation. Part of the reason they're issuing a compilation after just four studio albums may be that they've arrived at the end of their recording contract with Geffen and this ties up loose ends, but it's also been ten years since the band broke through with their debut August and Everything After and their first hit, "Mr. Jones," so it's a good time to take stock and recap their first decade. Films About Ghosts does offer an accurate summary of those ten years, even if it's not a complete one. While this generous 16-track compilation includes all of the major hits -- "Round Here," "A Long December," "Hanginaround," "Mr. Jones," and even the non-LP modern rock chart-topper "Einstein on the Beach (For an Eggman)" -- it does overlook three charting singles from their first two albums("A Murder of One," "Daylight Fading," "Have You Seen Me Lately"), substituting album tracks and two new recordings produced by Brendan O'Brien (the good new single "She Don't Want Nobody Near," an enjoyable but superfluous cover of the Grateful Dead's "Friend of the Devil") instead. Add to this a deliberately non-chronological sequencing that prevents the album from giving proper momentum, and Films About Ghosts isn't as ideal a compilation as it could have been, but these are rather minor issues, since it does contain the great majority of the Counting Crows' hits and concert staples and, in doing so, it provides a listen that's as enjoyable, frustrating, and rewarding as the band's proper albums. And that means it's a fine summary of the group's stint at Geffen, an era that might have resulted in just four albums in ten years, but did provide a bunch of good music, much of which can be heard here. [This U.K. version of the album includes bonus material.] ~ Stephen Thomas Erlewine, Rovi

Performers: Adam Duritz - Wurlitzer, Harmonica, Bells, Tambourine, Vocals, Piano; Charlie Gillingham - Tack Piano, Omnichord, Chamberlin, Wurlitzer, Mellotron, Harmonica, Accordion, Fender Rhodes, Organ (Hammond), Piano, Guitar (Acoustic), Synthesizer, Vocals; Dan Vickrey - Sitar, Banjo, Guitar (Electric), Vocals, Guitar (Acoustic); David Bryson - Guitar (12 String Electric), Slide Guitar, Dobro, Guitar (Electric), Vocals, Guitar (Acoustic);



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