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  • The title Aoxomoxoa (explored later), is very possibly pronounced with the 'x' as an alliterative 'z', and thus "... zoa"; or Latin, for "life" ... as in

    Larbear's Aoxomoxoa Thesis

  • (a) in outtakes from "Aoxomoxoa", Garcia sings the lines "Five men writing ..." and "Four men tracking ..." but not "Six proud walkers ..."

    The Eleven

  • Album covers became generational touchstones, with iconic images like the "family portrait" of famous people rendered as cardboard cutouts and waxworks on the Beatles' Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band , the Day-Glo colors and trippy starburst ornamentation on Cream's Disraeli Gears , and the extravagantly Gothic lettering on the Grateful Dead's Aoxomoxoa .

    Design Artwork for a Shrinking Album Cover

  • "One man gathers what another man spills," the Grateful Dead used to sing in "St. Stephen," from the group's 1969 album Aoxomoxoa.

    Buzzword: Foreclosure Vulture

  • Turn up Aoxomoxoa and catch the words: "Heigh, ho, the carrion crow, folderolderiddle" from "Mountains of the Moon;" "Is it all fall down, is it all go under?" from "Doin 'That Rag."

    Grateful Dead & Nursery Rhymes

  • I'll send more about this later if I find out (more like when, because I know it'll botehr me until I do!), but I just found my dad's copy of Aoxomoxoa, and decided that I needed to know what it meant.

    The AOXOMOXOA song cycle

  • American Beauty is easily one of my desert island discs, with Aoxomoxoa narrowly missing the cut only one record is allowed from each band, unfortunately.

    WIL WHEATON dot NET: 1.5: July 2003 Archives

  • I think someone asked this already, but is there any chance "Barbed Wire Whipping Party" could be a bonus track on the Aoxomoxoa remix that will be coming out?

    Barbed Wire Whipping Party

  • The version recorded for Aoxomoxoa has not been released, and does not seem likely to be.

    Barbed Wire Whipping Party

  • 'Barbed Wire Whipping Party,' a very high experiment conducted with the aid of the 16-track recorder in the San Mateo, California studio where the Dead were working on Aoxomoxoa.

    Barbed Wire Whipping Party

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