5 Songs About The Devil – #2 Grateful Dead’s Friend of the Devil [VIDEO]
A whimsical tune about a an escaped prisoner on the run from one of America's most underground successes. Normally when you think of "Devil Music" hardcore metal comes to your head, but The Dead decided to take the notion in a different direction.
It presents Mr. Black as just a dude who wants to help. Our on-the-run convict just 'happens' to stumble upon the Bad One in the desert and borrows $20 from him, only to abscond with it the next day as our protagonist comes to his senses.
This is the live version, since it's only proper to experience the the Dead live on Halloween.