Many people would say this Dead album is TOO weird, and just doesn't seem like it fits in with things they did like Workingman's Dead. It might seem weird at first, but after a few listens you see, although psychedelic, the music is fresh and colorful, each song is unique. Only one song is written by Robert Hunter, and the rest are by band memers,which sets this apart from the rest of their stuff. It reminds me more of a live performance with effects put in in the studio, and it kind of is. This is an attempt to change the Dead's style after their first album, still trying to find the right path to go down. The heavy psychedelic influence wouldn't really last, but it gives us a unique perspective at the Grateful Dead.