Video Review

Bobby & the Midnites (1991)

MPAA Rating: Unrated

Details Movie Rated: Unrated; Genre: Musical; With: Bobby & the Midnites; Distributor: V.I.E.W.

Bobby and the Midnites is a side project run by Bob Weir, the only member of the Grateful Dead who can be described as boyishly cute. Unfortunately, Weir cannot be described as a scintillating front man, and my guess is that this tape of a 1984 Midnites concert will appeal mostly to Deadheads. The music itself varies from just okay to merely inoffensive; it's all meandering blues and folk grooves, a tad more polished here than if the Dead had rendered them, but still largely uneventful. It is only in a few fascinating close-ups of Weir that you can spot that vestigial psychedelic glint in his eyes. C

Originally posted Aug 23, 1991 Published in issue #80 Aug 23, 1991 Order article reprints

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