Ice Cream Kid ´72 Canvas Tote Bag (Alternative Version)
About the product:
.: Material: 100% cotton sheeting .: Lightweight and compact .: Handle Length: 21.5" (54.61cm) .: One size
The Story Behind the Grateful Dead Ice Cream Kid
The Grateful Dead’sEurope ’72is an undisputed classic in the Dead canon. It features what the band felt were the best recordings from their European tour in the Spring of 1972, packed into one big live album. It contains definitive versions of many Grateful Dead songs including “Brown-Eyed Women”, “Ramble on Rose”, “Tennessee Jed”, and of course the notorious “Morning Dew” from the Lyceum on 5/26/72, during which Dead publicist Dennis McNallyrecallsseeing Jerry with tears rolling down his face, back to the audience and completely in tune with the song and the audience. It’s frequently brought up in conversation as the best “Morning Dew” of all time, right alongside5/8/77and10/12/84.
The official release of the live triple albumEurope ’72came in November of 1972. The cover art for the vinyl featured the iconic Ice Cream Kid, designed byStanley Mousein collaboration with his partner Alton Kelley. Mouse and Kelley collaborated on many Grateful Dead art, posters, and album covers in the 1960s and 1970s, however theEurope ’72Ice Cream Kid is one of the most well-known of all Stanley Mouse and Grateful Dead pairings, second only to the Skeleton and Roses artwork, lovingly nicknamed Bertha.