Bombay Bicycle Club Covers The Grateful Dead’s ‘Terrapin Station’

By Scott Bernstein May 25, 2021 9:06 am PDT

British band Bombay Bicycle Club celebrated World Turtle Day on Sunday, May 24 by releasing a cover of the Grateful Dead‘s “Terrapin Station” and an accompanying video. BBC recruited members of Flyte to contribute to their 16-minute take on the title track from the Dead’s 1977 studio album.

Robert Hunter and Jerry Garcia wrote “Terrapin Station,” which the Grateful Dead debuted live on February 26, 1977 at Swing Auditorium in San Bernardino, California. Over 300 versions would follow from the Dead through Garcia’s passing in 1995. JamBase honored the 40th anniversary of Terrapin Station in 2017 with the Inspiration: Celebrating 40 Years Of Terrapin Station video series, including a “Terrapin Station Medley” featuring several of our favorite artists.

“Happy World Turtle Day to everyone. As our most hardcore fans know, we go way back with the turtles starting with our Tour for Lulu,” explained Bombay Bicycle Club on their social feeds. “This year we decided that quietly celebrating this day just the 4 of us wasn’t enough. So here is our cover of Grateful Dead’s epic Terrapin Station featuring some beautiful vocals from our friends in Flyte. Make sure to check out the video which will take you on a wonderful journey as you listen to all 16 minutes of the song.”

Watch Bombay Bicycle Club’s “Terrapin Station” video below:

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