Ratdog

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RatDog (sometimes known as The Ratdog Revue, Bob Weir & RatDog or Ratdog) was an American rock band. The group began as a side project for Grateful Dead rhythm guitarist Bob Weir and bassist Rob Wasserman. After the Grateful Dead disbanded in December 1995 following the death of Jerry Garcia on August 9 of that year, RatDog became Bob Weir's primary band.

"It started out with Rob Wasserman and me as a duo and we played that way for six or eight years, and then one day I was working on a project and we needed a drummer. And Rob said, 'I know this drummer that I met last night and he was pretty good. You want me to give him a buzz?' and I said, 'Sure.'

And so Jay [Lane] came up and did this session with us. The next morning, I called Rob and said 'Hey, listen. That was kind of fun yesterday. How bout we take a drummer on our next tour?' and he said he was just thinking the same thing.

"We started working together and booked another tour, and we were working with Jay at the time and we were about to go out on tour and my old pal Matthew Kelly came through town. And he was just sort of footloose and I said 'Hey, you want to come out with us? You want to come sit in with us?' And that worked so we had a little quartet and we took that on the road."

—Bob Weir

The band performed until July, 2014, and Weir has not ruled out future shows. They performed Grateful Dead tunes primarily with a mixture of covers (including Bob Dylan and Chuck Berry songs), along with some originals. RatDog's repertoire consisted of more than 150 songs. Throughout 2009 and 2010, original RatDog members Bob Weir, Rob Wasserman and Jay Lane periodically performed under the moniker Scaring the Children.

 

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Ratdog has performed the following songs of Bob Dylan

  • All Along The Watchtower
  • Desolation Row
  • A Hard Rain's A-Gonna Fall
  • It's All Over Now, Baby Blue
  • Knockin' On Heaven's Door
  • Maggie's Farm
  • Masters Of War
  • Mighty Quinn (Quinn The Eskimo)

 

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  • Senor (Tales Of Yankee Power)
  • She Belongs To Me
  • Silvio
  • Slow Train
  • Stuck Inside Of Mobile With The Memphis Blues Again
  • When I Paint My Masterpiece

 

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