headyversion

find the best versions of grateful dead songs

please login or register.

Grateful Dead Dec. 14, 1971

Hill Auditorium Ann Arbor, MI | Listen on archive

Users have designated the following versions as heady!
3
Tennessee Jed
Heater. Great start to the show
9
The Other One
Strap your ass to sputnik and take the ride.
7
Truckin'
Bristling hot show opener shows how they meant business. Dec. '71 is special transition time and this one pins you to the wall with energy.
10
Black Peter
A little more love for the early ones? A strong and powerful version that never loses focus. Beautiful.
7
Playin' In The Band
About here Playin' starts stretching out. Only 7 min long, but there's a lot of charge here: Listen to all of them thinking "let's take this furthur".
6
Goin' Down The Road Feelin' Bad
Just transcendentally perfect. The whole set from Cryptical on is monumental '71 headiness.
5
Mister Charlie
Sick Jerry solo.
6
Wharf Rat
One of the better wharf rats of 71'
11
Run Run Rudolph
Pigpen, Chuck Berry, Santa Claus, because fuck yeah, that's why.
6
Not Fade Away
Interesting one with Keith and Phil all over this >GDTRFB>NFA all sweet jams.
3
Casey Jones
Amazing first set closer....makes you feel like a racehorse with a head full of blow as the song speeds up at the end. Hot!
1
Cryptical Envelopment
Great CE>drums>TOO from a superb show in a great run
2
Cryptical Envelopment
Great CE>drums>TOO from a superb show in a great run
3
Sugaree
Jerry's singing is top notch. Tight early version. Guitars and bass straight ahead.
3
Beat it on Down The Line
Fast and tight! No fooling around. Great vocals. Drums, bass, guitars, and Keith's piano are in the pocket.
5
Big Boss Man
Great down home feel..... outstanding vocals by Pigpen!!!
2
Big Railroad Blues
Another '71 smoker; the MVP goes to... everyone
2
El Paso
Bouncy and joyful. Good fun.