Throwing Stones

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"Throwing Stones"
Single by Grateful Dead
from the album In the Dark
B-side "When Push Comes To Shove"
ReleasedJuly 6, 1987 (1987-07-06)
Genre Rock
Label Arista
Songwriter(s) Composer: Bob Weir
Lyricist: John Perry Barlow
Producer(s) Jerry Garcia, John Cutler

"Throwing Stones" is a song by the Grateful Dead. It appears on their 1987 album In the Dark . [1] It was also released as a single, with a B-side of "When Push Comes to Shove". [2]

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<i>In the Dark</i> (Grateful Dead album) album by Grateful Dead

In the Dark is the twelfth studio album by the Grateful Dead. It was recorded in one week in January 1987, and originally released on July 6, 1987.

The first live performance of "Throwing Stones" was on September 17, 1982 at the Cumberland County Civic Center in Portland, Maine. [3]

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