Deadicated: A Tribute to the Grateful Dead
Compilation album by
Various Artists
ReleasedApril 23, 1991
GenreCountry rock, Folk-rock, Rock
Professional ratings
Review scores
Entertainment WeeklyB+[2]

Deadicated: A Tribute to the Grateful Dead is a 1991 tribute album with music of the Grateful Dead performed by various artists.

According to the liner notes, the compilation is a rainforest benefit album, with significant proceeds from its sale being donated to the Rainforest Action Network and Cultural Survival.[3]

The Harshed Mellows, the band that performs the song "U.S. Blues", was a one-off group formed exclusively for this album, featuring Dan Baird and drummer Mauro Magellen of the Georgia Satellites, Mike Campbell, Benmont Tench, and Stan Lynch of Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, producer Brendan O'Brien, and folk singer Michelle Malone. The term "Harshed Mellows" comes from the phrase "harsh my mellow", which means to be a killjoy, delivering bad news to someone who is happy/content/high.

Track listing

No. Performed by Title Written by Length
1. Los Lobos "Bertha" Jerry Garcia, Robert Hunter 5:17
2. Bruce Hornsby and the Range "Jack Straw" Bob Weir, Hunter 5:51
3. The Harshed Mellows "U.S. Blues" Garcia, Hunter 5:18
4. Elvis Costello "Ship of Fools" Garcia, Hunter 5:20
5. Suzanne Vega "China Doll" Garcia, Hunter 3:25
6. Suzanne Vega "Cassidy" Weir, John Perry Barlow 3:34
7. Dwight Yoakam "Truckin'" Garcia, Weir, Phil Lesh, Hunter 5:25
8. Warren Zevon with David Lindley "Casey Jones" Garcia, Hunter 4:16
9. Indigo Girls "Uncle John's Band" Garcia, Hunter 4:48
10. Lyle Lovett "Friend of the Devil" Garcia, John Dawson, Hunter 4:14
11. Cowboy Junkies "To Lay Me Down" Garcia, Hunter 5:18
12. Midnight Oil "Wharf Rat" Garcia, Hunter 6:05
13. Burning Spear "Estimated Prophet" Weir, Barlow 6:46
14. Dr. John "Deal" Garcia, Hunter 4:17
15. Jane's Addiction "Ripple" Garcia, Hunter 4:39


By song

"Bertha" (produced by Los Lobos)

"Jack Straw" (produced by Bruce Hornsby and the Range and Eddie King)

"U. S. Blues" (produced by Ralph Sall)

"Ship Of Fools" (produced by D.P.A. McManus and Kevin Killen)

"China Doll" and "Cassidy" (produced by Ralph Sall)

"Truckin'" (produced by Pete Anderson)

"Uncle John's Band" (produced by Ralph Sall)

"Casey Jones" (produced by Ralph Sall)

"Friend of the Devil" (produced by George Massenburg, Lyle Lovett, and Billy Williams)

"To Lay Me Down" (produced by Michael Timmins)

"Wharf Rat" (produced by Ralph Sall and Midnight Oil)

"Estimated Prophet" (produced by Ralph Sall)

"Deal" (produced by Ralph Sall)

"Ripple" (produced by Ralph Sall and Perry Farrell)

Album production


  1. ^ Tamarkin, Jeff. Deadicated at AllMusic
  2. ^ Browne, David (May 3, 1991). Deadicated, Entertainment Weekly
  3. ^ Deadicated at the Grateful Dead Family Discography