Truckin'

Song composer(s)

Garcia, Jerry / Weir, Bob / Lesh, Phil / Hunter, Robert

Grateful Dead Recordings

American Beauty (1970)
Single (1970)
Europe '72 (1972)
Skeletons From The Closet (1974)
What A Long Strange Trip It's Been (1977)
Dick's Picks Vol. 1 (1993)
Hundred Year Hall (1995)
Dick's Picks Vol. 7 (1997)
Dick's Picks Vol. 12 (1998)

Dead Related Recordings

No Dead related recordings entered

Other Recordings

Deadicated (1991) (Dwight Yoakam)
Dead Ringers : Dead Ringers (1993)
Long Live The Dead : Billy and Terry Smith (1996)

Notes

In an interview in 1972 Garcia commented on Truckin' and Hunter's writing;

"The early stuff he wrote that we tried to set to music was stiff because it wasn't really meant to be sung. After he got further and further into it, his craft improved, and then he started going out on the road with us, coming out to see what life was like, to be able to have more of that viewpoint in his music, for the words to be more Grateful Dead words. Truckin' is the result of that sort of thing. Truckin' is a song that we assembled, it didn't .... it wasn't natural, and it didn't flow, and it wasn't easy, and we really labored over the bastard .... All of us together."