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Los Lobos — Bertha
Album: Deadicated
Avg rating:
6.8

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Total ratings: 1060









Released: 1991
Length: 5:08
Plays (last 30 days): 1
I had a hard run
Running from your window
I was all night running
I wonder if you care?
I had a run-in
Run around and run down
Run around a corner
Run smack into a tree

I had to move
Really had to move
That's why, if you please
I am on my bended knees
Bertha, don't you come around here anymore

Dressed myself in green
I went down to the sea
Try to see what's going down
Maybe read between the lines

Had a feeling I was falling
Turned around to see
Heard a voice calling
You was comin' after me

I had to move
Really had to move
That's why, if you please
I am on my bended knees
Bertha, don't you come around here anymore

Ran into a rainstorm
Ducked into a bar door
It was all night pouring
But not a drop on me

Test me, test me
Why don't you arrest me?
Throw me in the jail house
Until the sun goes down
'til it go down

I had to move
Really had to move
That's why, if you please
I am on my bended knees
Bertha, don't you come around here anymore
Comments (189)add comment
3rd Dead cover in a row. Nice trend!
Hell Yeah , 2 in a row, play the whole album!
Los Lobos at Hardly Strictly Bluegrass this year was easily the best performance I have ever seen by this excellent band. Their recorded work scarcely hints at what can happen in an open air setting, bright sunshine, warm temps, etc. It is impossible to beat a Golden Gate Park show when all the variables are aligned.
love it!
 Sevenson wrote:
The ultimate desert island band!!! Bring all their records and your covered for the rest of your life. 

 
{#Clap}Yes.
 pcjimioj189 wrote:
A must have for the DeadHead that enjoys someone that does some of the songs better than Jerry....{#Drummer}{#Drummer}
 
Souinds like the Allmans to me...
A must have for the DeadHead that enjoys someone that does some of the songs better than Jerry....{#Drummer}{#Drummer}
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Delawhere wrote:
Oh please, no more. Just ....

 

Oh please, no more. Just ....
FYI; there is an album out there called "Dylan Country" and it does something similar: 15 different country artists cover Dylan songs. 

It's a real diverse mix of artists. Kitty Wells just kills "Forever Young".
 
 bodyschool wrote:
 and I LOVE it because it's Los Lobos and not the Dead!

Skydog wrote:

it's not a Los Lobos album, it's by 15 different artists doing all Dead songs

 

 
I would have to say the exact opposite.... great song when performed by the original masters... this version is not up to par 
 and I LOVE it because it's Los Lobos and not the Dead!

Skydog wrote:

it's not a Los Lobos album, it's by 15 different artists doing all Dead songs

 


This what we need to get up and moving on a Monday morning.

I wish I had Bertha in my office.    
Wharf Rat fr Aussie's best ever Midnight Oil & Estimated Prophet via Burning Spear are the best cuts in my opinion. Give them a try & see! RB
 jbuhl wrote:
Sh%t  this album is not on my streaming service.  Most all their other stuff is {#Stupid}{#Cry}

  
Skydog wrote:
it's not a Los Lobos album, it's by 15 different artists doing all Dead songs

I finally figured it out and low and behold a friend had the CD so I borrowed it.  Played it for a couple weeks red the insert front to back.
 jbuhl wrote:
Sh%t  this album is not on my streaming service.  Most all their other stuff is {#Stupid}{#Cry}

 
it's not a Los Lobos album, it's by 15 different artists doing all Dead songs
Sh%t  this album is not on my streaming service.  Most all their other stuff is {#Stupid}{#Cry}
 Cueburned wrote:
Lets just agree that if you can make the accordion sound this cool you are a legitimately awesome band. 

 
Thanks for the chuckle. I've been thinking that about Los Lobos for about thirty-five years.
Even them??
This is one great album.  Front to back.  Start to finish.

Cover art is neat too, when you look closely.

Graham
Somewhere in Kuwait. 
 melzabutch wrote:
Ripple by Janes Addiction, PLEASE.  Last song on the CD.  Great Album

 
Seems like you've been pleading for this cut to be added, but there's only one Jane's Addiction song here on RP's playlist.  It's an alternate version of "Been Caught Stealing", and it hasn't been played in over a dozen years.
Love this Dead set!  Bill: please throw the Decemberist's Row Jimmy in there... really good.
Ripple by Janes Addiction, PLEASE.  Last song on the CD.  Great Album
Lets just agree that if you can make the accordion sound this cool you are a legitimately awesome band. 
This album is brilliant, Ripple by Jane's Addiction next!!!!
This track has been on for 60 seconds, it already sounds swings and grooves better than most of the output of the song's authors. Funny how that works. Guitar break, hit it...
 helloitsme wrote:
Any thing these guys touch turns to gold.  They should rename themselves Los King Midas.

https://wdavradio.wordpress.com/

 
WORD!
The ultimate desert island band!!! Bring all their records and your covered for the rest of your life. 
Well I'll be damned, three in a row Bill, get it!! Dead Head out!
Any thing these guys touch turns to gold.  They should rename themselves Los King Midas.

https://wdavradio.wordpress.com/
about 22 years ago i saw Los Lobos 
and i got a hell of a thrill when they opened with this
best damn band in the land 
 sktillman wrote:
Hah - nice programming - Lyle Lovett covering the Dead, followed by this fantastic cover off the same album. Works for me. I love this song and honestly, esp by Los Lobos. They are so good. Nice!

 
+1!!!!
Hah - nice programming - Lyle Lovett covering the Dead, followed by this fantastic cover off the same album. Works for me. I love this song and honestly, esp by Los Lobos. They are so good. Nice!
fine album. Hey Bill, how about playing Jane's Addiction cover of "Ripple" from this one?
 trailhead wrote:

Again tonight in honor of the four remaining core members announcing a 50th anniversary concert at Soldier Field, the site of the last true Grateful Dead concert.  Three days on the Independence day holiday.

And with Trey Anastasio on guitar!

Should be a great concert, but I'm not really into stadium shows any more. 

 
Went to the Chicago shows with my wife.  Tie-dyes took over the city for a few days and, corny as it might seem, everything was magical.  We saw old friends and plenty others who shared so many experiences, they might as well have been old friends.   The music was good.  the scene was electric.  Great party. 
Love this Los Lobos version of Bertha!
Broke Down, FOTD and Bertha!

THANK YOU 
A good cover of one of my favorite Dead songs. When they were on, this song was spectacular.
Hey I just asked for this and ................I got it. That NEVER happens
A good cover of a well known Grateful Dead tune, far better than the preceding, execrable Lyle Lovett cover of "Friend of the Devil" which has no right to live.
Yes!!! More Dead covers!! All greeeeaaaaat versions! RP you are reading my brain... As always!!!
 allenrudd wrote:
Bill, can you do 4 in a row?
 
Try that & I'd turn off the spigot immediately.
Enough of the Dead love - tired.
 C57BL6 wrote:
Hat trick!

 
Again tonight in honor of the four remaining core members announcing a 50th anniversary concert at Soldier Field, the site of the last true Grateful Dead concert.  Three days on the Independence day holiday.

And with Trey Anastasio on guitar!

Should be a great concert, but I'm not really into stadium shows any more. 
Nice set.  

thanks! 
This isn't live? Then why is the chorus a half-step flat every time? 

I love Los Lobos, but this is really weak sauce.  
Nice greatings from germany
 
 tinamarie wrote:
I thought Bill was all-live all the time? Replays? Whatev..  'it's all gud'..... my least favorite expression out there lately...

 
having witnessed the Wild One LIVE.... I can attest to it being true, however I doubt he is going to even try to podcast live 24/7 at this point in life....  unlike 30 years ago...........oops, 40 yrs.at least, time do fly.......
 C57BL6 wrote:
Hat trick!

 
...of crap!  Gimme Live Dead. 
 favrood wrote:
It's kind of like radio and kind of not...I like it when it's not, like when Bill plays sets like this.  Now if he would just play Alice's Restaurant on Thanksgiving like they used to do on KZAP, all would be right with the universe.

 
Every year.  9am & 3pm (PST)
If you get a chance, see these guys livedisks appointed disappointed!
It's kind of like radio and kind of not...I like it when it's not, like when Bill plays sets like this.  Now if he would just play Alice's Restaurant on Thanksgiving like they used to do on KZAP, all would be right with the universe.
 The_Enemy wrote:

The Man's gotta sleep sometime.


 

oh come on, 24 hours a day 7 days a week and Rebecca? who can sleep....{#Dance}
Bertha, their biggest fan.
Birther, Don't you come round here no more!  RIP Be-yatch.
 df1489 wrote:

It's a Great album, but why are all the links from album
coming up bruce springsteen tenth avenue freeze out from born to run?
...or is it just me??...hmmmm  edit, sorry

 
Bad weed.
The version of Bertha on Los Lobos: Just Another Band from East L.A. gives some flavour of how great a live band Los Lobos are when they stretch out.

My first Dead Concert from 1971, and a Los Lobos show in 1991 are both in my top five concerts in the last 45 years: American music, no pretension, total dedication, few boundaries, focused on the music not the ego.

Plus: David Hildago's guitar. God damn, it's good to be alive on this day.
Bleh. Mailed in. "Dead"-icated for sure.
I prefer the live version better, but this one still makes me jump in my chair. Me encanta Los Lobos
Hat trick!
One of my favorite Dead songs (and there really aren't all that many of them) done by Los Lobos has got to be an 8 before I even hear all of it! 
dig it
Okay, I just ordered Deadicated from ebay, $5.99 with free shipping!
Yo fellow Dead Heads, this is a terrific album and the legacy of songs written by JG and others is truly up there with the angels where ole Jerry is now, serenading them with "Friend of the Devil" and most likely, they are loving it too, toking up a bit of the Green and rocking.

Damn, Old Friend Jerry, we miss you for sure.
I'd like to clarify my 10 rating ... It's not for this recording, it's for the many times I've heard Los Lobos do this song live. Sorry deadheads, but it's better than the Dead. The recording is kind of hollow. Being there, live, up and dancing, is awesome. If you ever have a chance to hear a live version, be sure to treat yourself.
 whtahtefcuk wrote:

Ya Bill go for it... Maybe Jackie Greene's Sugaree

 

try Loretta Lynn's "you aint woman enough"! 
 allenrudd wrote:
Bill, can you do 4 in a row?

 
Ya Bill go for it... Maybe Jackie Greene's Sugaree

Top 3 covers of GD tunes!
Bill, can you do 4 in a row?

This song, or at least version, really isn't very good

Allman Bros resurrected?

It's a Great album, but why are all the links from album
coming up bruce springsteen tenth avenue freeze out from born to run?
...or is it just me??...hmmmm  edit, sorry


 Stefen wrote:
Why does this song and Lyle Lovett's "Friend of the Devil" have the same album art?   And both appear to be by the Grateful Dead.
 
Stef, Bill can't sneak anything past you, can he?

The album is all covers of Grateful Dead songs by various artists. Why did Bill play 'em back-to-back? Who can possibly know what evil lurks in his fevered, twisted mind...

Just needling you. It's a great album.

 Stefen wrote:
Why does this song and Lyle Lovett's "Friend of the Devil" have the same album art?   And both appear to be by the Grateful Dead.
 
LOL ~ sure are quick aren't ya

Why does this song and Lyle Lovett's "Friend of the Devil" have the same album art?   And both appear to be by the Grateful Dead.
Bill, you rock!!

 
Thanks Bill, the rest of this disk is excellent also.

RP can play Dead and Dead covers non-stop as far as I'm concerned! {#Sunny}

Would love to hear some Scarlet Begonias.  C'mon! Its summer!


Third time's a charm on the Dead covers.  I would be quite happy if Lovett's Friend of the Devil and Joanie's BP were removed from rotation.
 tinamarie wrote:
I thought Bill was all-live all the time? Replays?
 
The Man's gotta sleep sometime.

I thought Bill was all-live all the time? Replays? Whatev..  'it's all gud'..... my least favorite expression out there lately...
Like this. Too bad my mother-in-law is named Bertha.
Likin' the string of GD covers.  This one's got something special.  I heard these guys cover Cinnamon Girl live once.  Pretty cool.  Hell, Los Lobos could cover a Vanilla Ice song and it would still sound pretty cool.
This Dead triple shot is just teasing for a fourth cover... Ripple, by Jane's Addiction! One of the best covers of all time!
 Papernapkin wrote:
It's just a bad song no matter who sings it.
 
Oh come on, lighten up. It's written about a fan they had that vibrated across the floor. Good stuff!

Disregard previous poster; he's got a stick up his bum. CAN WE GET A CRASH CART TO ROOM 307 STAT!
It's just a bad song no matter who sings it.
me too!  you can do more of this anytime bill!  a great way to end my day here...

 
agd3 wrote:
I enjoyed the Dead cover triplet.  Thanx RP!
 


I enjoyed the Dead cover triplet.  Thanx RP!
 chocodog wrote:
Yeehooo ... doesn't get better then that! {#Sunny}

Los Lobos - Bertha
Lyle Lovett - Friend Of The Devil
Joan Osborne - Brokedown Palace
 
Up next, Lorna Luft covers Ripple.

I have the same strange relationship with the Dead as I do with Bob Marley - I don't particularly like the music, but I have so many friends who do (and they are the kind of friends you tend to treasure more and more as the years go on) that I've made my peace with the music.

And, frankly, let's admit it: Dead fans and Marley fans always have some herb lying around . . .
This is where I jump up from my desk and DANCE.
 chocodog wrote:
Yeehooo ... doesn't get better then that! {#Sunny}

Los Lobos - Bertha
Lyle Lovett - Friend Of The Devil
Joan Osborne - Brokedown Palace
 

{#Bananajumprope}
Three Dead covers in a row, two from the same album? Nice! {#Clap}

Bertha, don'tcha come around here anymore! {#Wave}
Yeehooo ... doesn't get better then that! {#Sunny}

Los Lobos - Bertha
Lyle Lovett - Friend Of The Devil
Joan Osborne - Brokedown Palace
But I always liked the original. This just seems kinda unnecessary.

420mm "Grosse Bertha" howitzer, aka "Fat Bertha" or "Big Bertha".

 sugarbaby wrote:

Nice,Bill..! Great double dose of this album. Probably the two strongest cuts-along with Dwight's version of Truckin

  Farz I'm concerned, anything Los Lobos touches is gold.

Text me, text me...


Woooo Hoooo, Bill's on a ROLL.

Broke Down Palace
Friend of the Devil
Bertha

Thanks Bill !!!!
I love this album. Play the whole damn thing.
Just play the dead... your know, the real stuff.

Nice,Bill..! Great double dose of this album. Probably the two strongest cuts-along with Dwight's version of Truckin


 toterola wrote:
Great song, great band, great tribute. Trifecta!{#Notworthy}
 
Hear!  Hear!

Has that ever happened? Two songs in a row from the same album? (by different artists, I mean)

I was thinking after the Lyle song—that I'd really like to hear Los Lobos doin' "Bertha"—but Bill wouldn't do that—-and then HE DID.

YAY!

EDIT: Well, apparently Bill HAS done this before, but still.....YAY!
Good Dead cover set. We could use some more Los Lobos here. Just sayin.
Great song, great band, great tribute. Trifecta!{#Notworthy}
What a crap song!
silentmark wrote:
The same three songs played again, same order too ...
and again but I'm not complaining. :-)
djengs wrote:
Yet again today. Time to hit shuffle, see what pops up. Programming is fun, but best if left as a moment captured rather than a standard presentation.
When BillG finds a sequence he likes, he reuses it. It's fine with me, considering he's the only one doing the programming. I hope he never hits shuffle.
Original Dead or covers, this is great stuff - particularly when you get a block of it. Personally, I'd never tire of it. Although very enjoyable, I don't prefer most Dead covers over the originals. However a preference of the originals over covers is purely subjective. For those who don't like either, they've stumbled across the wrong station.
silentmark wrote:
The same three songs played again, same order too ...
Yet again today. Time to hit shuffle, see what pops up. Programming is fun, but best if left as a moment captured rather than a standard presentation.
rtkmusic wrote:
I think that's a triple shot, actually: Los Lobos - Bertha Lyle Lovett - Friend Of The Devil Joan Osborne - Brokedown Palace
Better--almost--than a triple shot latte. Well, I get up early... :propeller:
SchoepTone wrote:
These Dead covers sound way better than the real deal. :dancingbanana:
uhhhhhhhhh, have you ever really heard the real deal? Test me test me. Why don't you arrest me? Throw my in the jail house till the sun goes down.
SchoepTone wrote:
These Dead covers sound way better than the real deal. :dancingbanana:
I've got to agree. I was never a Dead fan but I bought this CD (got to be 15 years ago now) and love it. With only a couple exceptions the versions are significantly different from the originals.
morgsy67 wrote:
is it my speakers or did they record this in a bathroom? ...love the Lobos though
HA! I just turned my computer on and this song was playing. I immediately got down and started making sure the wires were connected right.
is it my speakers or did they record this in a bathroom? ...love the Lobos though
These Dead covers sound way better than the real deal. :dancingbanana:
thanx for the Dead set.....!
The same three songs played again, same order too ... rtkmusic wrote:
I think that's a triple shot, actually: Los Lobos - Bertha Lyle Lovett - Friend Of The Devil Joan Osborne - Brokedown Palace
:clap: :dance: :clap: