Grateful Dead Shares ‘China Cat Sunflower’ & ‘I Know You Rider’ From 1990


The latest installment of the Grateful Dead’s All The Years Live video series features the pairing of “China Cat Sunflower” and “I Know You Rider.” The video was filmed at Cardinal Stadium in Louisville on July 6, 1990.

“By 1990, China/Rider had been in the Dead’s repertoire for more than 20 years, since they were first joined in the Fall of 1969,” wrote GD archivist David Lemieux. “A consistently played combination until 1995 (aside from a brief hiatus 1975-1978, with one performance during that span on 12/29/77), this was most commonly a second set opener in the later years, usually going into a Weir song. This sequence is from Brent’s final tour with the Grateful Dead.”

Past All The Years Live releases include “Morning Dew” from October 18, 1974, “Sugar Magnolia,” “Scarlet Begonias” and “Fire On The Mountain” from December 31, 1978, “Reuben & Cherise” from June 6, 1991, “Estimated Prophet” from July 8, 1990 and “Wang Dang Doodle” from June 14, 1991.

View the Grateful Dead’s “China”/”Rider” from July 6, 1990 below:

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