Ahead of Jerry Garcia’s birthday on Aug. 1, Poolside has shared a cover of the Grateful Dead’s “Shakedown Street.” Along with the release, the band also shared a video featuring footage of fans outside of Grateful Dead shows, which became known as Shakedown Street.
“‘Shakedown Street’ has always been a staple of Poolside’s DJ sets,” says Poolside producer/guitarist/vocalist Jeffrey Paradise via press release. “It’s one of the rare songs that can combine rock and disco in a way that totally works. So just in time for Jerry Day, here’s Poolside’s take on the Grateful Dead! It’s always a challenge to cover a classic song and do it justice, especially one with a one-chord chorus. This version brings some extra Poolside disco and electronic flavor as a refreshing take on the original while still honoring the master composition.”
According to a press release, “The Rex Foundation / Jerry Garcia Family are officially supporting the release of “Shakedown Street” and have made Poolside an official #DazeBetween participating artist. “Daze Between” is the period between Jerry Garcia’s birthday (August 1) and the anniversary of his death (August 9). This coming August 9 is the 25th anniversary of Jerry’s death, so there will be an extended celebration of his life during this period.” The celebration will kick off with ‘Rock My Soul,’ airing on FANS.
Watch the video for “Shakedown Street” below, and stream or download it here.