Wharf Rat

Song composer(s)

Garcia, Jerry / Hunter, Robert

Grateful Dead Recordings

Grateful Dead (Skull and Roses) (1971)
Dick's Picks Vol. 3 (1995)
Dick's Picks Vol. 7 (1997) )
Terrapin Station (Limited - 3.15.90) (1997)
Dick's Picks Vol. 12 (1998)

Dead Related Recordings

No Dead related recordings entered

Other Recordings

Deadicated (1991) (Midnight Oil)
Fire On The Mountain : Reggae Celebrates the GD (1996) (Michael Rose)


In an interview in 1991 Garcia spoke about son writing and, briefly, Wharf Rat;

"Well I don't write them [songs] unless I absolutely have to. I don't wake up in the morning and say 'Jeez, I feel great today. I think I'll write a song.' I mean, anything is more interesting to me than writing a song. It's like, 'I think I'd like to write a song .... No, I guess I better go feed the cat first.' You know what I mean? It's like pulling teeth. I don't enjoy it a bit.

I don't think I've ever actually written from inspiration, actually had a song just go bing! I only recall that happening to me twice; once was with Terrapin and the other was Wharf Rat. I mean that's twice in a lifetime of writing."