Throwing Stones

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"Throwing Stones"
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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
Length7:21
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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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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References

  1. Connolly, Dave. "In the Dark". AllMusic. Retrieved October 16, 2016.
  2. "Throwing Stones/When Push Comes to Shove". Grateful Dead Family Discography. Retrieved October 16, 2016.
  3. Scott, John W.; Dolgushkin, Mike; Nixon, Stu. (1999). DeadBase XI: The Complete Guide to Grateful Dead Song Lists. Cornish, NH: DeadBase. p. 218. ISBN   1-877657-22-0.