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Grateful Dead Sept. 21, 1982
Madison Square Garden New York, NY | Listen on archive
Just a great version from another great show.
9Looks Like Rain
Bob absolutely goes off!
5Playin' In The Band
Open MSG show, melts into Crazy Fingers
76' clearly best year for this tune; 1982 another excellent year for the song, 9/21 one of the best, Playin' > Crazy Fingers to open
7West L.A. Fadeaway
5China Cat Sunflower -> I Know You Rider
Hard to go wrong with any selection from this outstanding show. It takes a while for Rider to find its groove, but this is why we love the Dead!!
Middle of set 2 at MSG, Sweet version in NYC
Intense early rocker almost David Byrneesque delivery by Weir Hits hard the political message of the song. very strong early effort
2Samson and Delilah
This is a great, great show. Everything cooks.
No doubt Baltimore 4-19 gets best of year nod, but this is up there for '82.
Effervescent Psychedelic Yakety Polka Rockabilly
Bob channels his inner Pigpen. I dig it.
1Beat it on Down The Line
Driven by a melodic flow missing in many versions.
A strong performance from a memorable show
Very powerful, percussive version. Sounds like they are about to go into a "Caution" jam at the end but it doesn't get there.