Long Strange Trip

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  • 2017
  • 1 Season
  • 8.2  (1,880)

Long Strange Trip is a fascinating six-part documentary series from Amazon Studios about one of the most influential bands in American musical history: The Grateful Dead. The series tells the story of the band from their early days in San Francisco in the 1960s through to their final performance in 1995.

The series is narrated by executive producer Martin Scorsese and features interviews with members of the band, their friends, family, and associates, as well as rare footage and photographs. The central figures of the series are guitarist Jerry Garcia and bassist Phil Lesh, two of the founding members of the Grateful Dead.

The series begins by exploring the cultural and political landscape of San Francisco in the 1960s, a time of great social upheaval and dissent. The Grateful Dead were at the forefront of the countercultural movement, and their music spoke to a generation of young people who rejected the norms and values of mainstream society.

The series goes on to explore the band's musical evolution, from their early R&B and blues-influenced garage band sound to their signature style of improvisational rock. The Grateful Dead were famous for their long, meandering jams that could go on for hours, creating a unique musical experience for both the band and their fans.

The series also delves into the personal lives of the band members, exploring their relationships, their struggles with addiction, and their creative process. Jerry Garcia, in particular, is portrayed as a complex individual with many facets to his personality. He was a brilliant musician, a charismatic performer, and a deeply troubled soul who struggled with drug addiction for much of his life.

Throughout the series, the band's relationship with their fans is explored in depth. The Grateful Dead were famous for their tight-knit community of fans known as "Deadheads," who followed the band from show to show and created a unique culture around the band's music. The series explores the ways in which this community evolved over the years and the deep connection that fans felt with the band and their music.

Ultimately, Long Strange Trip is a powerful tribute to the Grateful Dead and their impact on American musical culture. The series offers a compelling portrait of a band that was always on the cutting edge of musical innovation, pushing the boundaries of what was possible in rock music. It is a must-see for anyone interested in the history of American music and the countercultural movement of the 1960s and 70s.

Long Strange Trip is a series that is currently running and has 1 seasons (6 episodes). The series first aired on June 2, 2017.

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It Becomes Everything
6. It Becomes Everything
June 2, 2017
Viewer Discretion Advised - Jerry will put up with the adulation until they
Dead Heads
5. Dead Heads
June 2, 2017
Viewer Discretion Advised - Its the 1980s, and the Deads fans seek adventure in this New Lame America" as Garcia calls it.
Who's In Charge Here?
4. Who's In Charge Here?
June 2, 2017
Viewer Discretion Advised - Jerry wants the Grateful Dead to have no leader, no rules
Let's Go Get In The Band
3. Let's Go Get In The Band
June 2, 2017
Viewer Discretion Advised - Its not clear where the fans end and the band begins.
This Is Now
2. This Is Now
June 2, 2017
Viewer Discretion Advised - The Grateful Dead sabotage their chances at superstardom, and find success on their own terms.
It's Alive
1. It's Alive
June 2, 2017
The band is put together and commits itself to constant change.
Where to Watch Long Strange Trip
Long Strange Trip is available for streaming on the Amazon Studios website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch Long Strange Trip on demand at Amazon Prime.
  • Premiere Date
    June 2, 2017
  • IMDB Rating
    8.2  (1,880)