The grooviest thing about the Crest of a Wave Music Box is that when the bottom drawer is opened, it plays a tune! There's a musical apparatus hidden behind the drawer that winds up with a key on the back of the box; the cylinder is triggered to roll whenever the drawer is opened. This 70s-esque retro box takes its name from the Grateful Dead song "Help on the Way." The unique arrangement on the front of the box shows the Boys both up close and from a distance; Brent Mydland's on the lower right side of the door, just above a flaming eyeball pyramid.
A lot of the imagery used on this box is from The Grateful Dead
Movie, including the top centerpiece of Uncle Sam chillin' on a raft in a swimming pool. A deadicated fan will recognize that the wave-like patterns on both sides of the box are actually the giant
feet keeping beat to US Blues along the edges of the psychedelic road, and even this box's feet are covered in GD Movie stills of Uncle Sam rockin' out. Every box has a secret: this box has Bob Weir
and Jerry Garcia chatting with Dave Letterman in an interview posted on the bottom of a drawer that ends with Bobby proclaiming, "If the head fits, wear it." Dimensions: 9” L x 5.5” W x 11.5”
H. This box found a happy home in Chicago!