Long Strange Trip, the Grateful Dead Documentary, is a Glorious Ride

Long Strange Trip
By Michael A. Weiss

The multifaceted allure of the Grateful Dead and its music shines through every scene of this four-hour documentary (broken up into six consumable-sized “Acts”) currently streaming on Amazon Prime Video. Long Strange Trip, directed by Amir Bar-Lev, is an entertaining and thoroughly constructed documentary about the extraordinary journey of the Grateful Dead, a genuine Americana band whose eclectic sound was inspired by rock, blues, folk, soul, R&B, gospel, country, bluegrass and jazz music genres, LSD experimentation and obsessive fans, also known as Deadheads.

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