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The Tomorrow Show - Tom Snyder's Electric Kool-Aid Talk Show (1973)

Tom Snyder , The Grateful Dead  |  NR |  DVD
3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (11 customer reviews)

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  • Actors: Tom Snyder, The Grateful Dead, Timothy Leary
  • Format: Multiple Formats, Closed-captioned, Color, NTSC
  • Language: English
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated: NR (Not Rated)
  • Studio: Shout Factory
  • DVD Release Date: September 26, 2006
  • Run Time: 90 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (11 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B000GG4XWO
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #158,219 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
  • Learn more about "The Tomorrow Show - Tom Snyder's Electric Kool-Aid Talk Show" on IMDb

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The groundbreaking late night talk program The Tomorrow Show (boasting 3 Emmy® nominations) brings together some key figures and musical icons of the flower power generation in one amazing DVD: The Tomorrow Show – Tom Snyder’s Electric Kool-Aid Talk Show.

Includes captivating interviews with Tom Snyder and:

• The Grateful Dead • Dr. Timothy Leary • Ken Kesey (author of "One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest") • Tom Wolfe (author of "The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test")

Also includes four live performances by The Grateful Dead - for the first time ever on DVD!

On The Road Again
Dire Wolf
Deep Elem Blues

And interviews with band members Jerry Garcia, Bob Weir, Mickey Hart and Bill Kreutzman

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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Great for Deadheads October 3, 2008
While recorded in the late 70s and early 80s, the theme to this Tom Snyder release is icons of the 1960s. Two words sum up why you should get this DVD: Grateful Dead. Out of the four segments, the May 7, 1981 segment is the money maker. The episode features Ken Kesey and the Dead. Initially, the interview features Kesey and Jerry Garcia. Next, Snyder interviews Jerry and Bob Weir. Eventually Bill Kreutzman and Mickey Hart join the session. In the middle of it all, the band plays a short set of 'On the Road Again,' 'Dire Wolf,' 'Deep Elm Blues' and an abbreviated 'Cassidy.' The DVD menu is actually set-up so that viewer can jump to the live songs. The video and audio is fantastic, as is the performance. The only drawback to the overall quality is that Brent Mydland is excluded from the video feed with the exception of two glimpses of the back of his head. "The Electric Kool-Aid Talk Show" is one of the few looks at the band during their acoustic phase of the 80s. The deadicated will recall that it was only seven months earlier that the band played their memorable string of acoustically infused Radio City shows. Tom Snyder's questions are as interesting as the Grateful Dead's responses. This is a valuable look at the Dead during an irresistible period that hasn't been well documented on video. The other interviews vary in quality. Merry Prankster Ken Kesey ("One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest") offers an enjoyable look into the Acid Tests. The August 6, 1979 interview with Tom Wolfe ("The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test") is entertaining. While not related to the Grateful Dead or the Acid Tests, his interview is engaging. Read more ›
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4.0 out of 5 stars Worth watching. August 1, 2008
This has been available on the bootleg circuit for years, nice to see a HQ official release. The interviews with Kesey and Garcia are very insightful. Steve Urbauer Stephen Urbauer
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Grateful Dud August 10, 2011
You can probably get most of the Dead's concert stuff on youtube, which is probably the best thing on here. Tom Snyder is such a square he might as well be speaking another language when trying to grasp Ken Kessey and Jerry Garcia. Still, it is interesting to see the Dead so well behaved, playing short versions of songs acoustically. Probably the ommission of Phil Lesh from the interview sequence (let me guess, he said "no way") probably kept it cordial though arguably Bill K. and Mickey H. are about as interesting as a paperweight. I bought this DVD at a store in Haight-Ashbury, I was definately in the moment. My Dead Head buddies will love this rare glimpse when they were still more or less on top of their game.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A must have December 15, 2012
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If you are a fan of the 1960s and all of its regalia and colorful iconic figures who tell good stories, then buy this!
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4.0 out of 5 stars Classic Snyder, Great Garcia Interview August 1, 2011
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This is s a great transcription of tape to DVD,
IF you are a Tom Snyder and/or Grateful Dead Fan.

The interview with Jerry Garcia is just a hoot, and the
Dead in-studio performances are pretty good also.
The remaining Snyder interviews with Tom Wolf and Tim Leary
are OK. I always felt that Snyder had the most interesting and
intellegent talk show on TV. This is a good example of his interviewing style and format.

The quality of the DVD is not the greatest, since the shows
were recorded between 1978 and 1982, and just transferred from tape.
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3 of 5 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars mostly filler May 12, 2007
the segment with kesey, garcia and the dead is great. the music is good, nice performances. the segments with tom wolfe are boring and have nothing to do with the acid tests or any of that. the segment with leary is kind of sad with snyder attacking tim. get this for the grateful dead performances only. the rest is just filler.
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