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Grateful Dead May 17, 1978
Uptown Theater Chicago, IL | Listen on archive
Get the f--k outta here, no one's listed this. This one's got an infectious groove. Bobby works the slide sweetly. Crank it.
4Mississippi Halfstep Uptown Toodeloo
Surprised not to find this.
2Not Fade Away
What a kick butt 14 minute NFA. Explored nicely with different themes but staying true to NFA.
6Werewolves of London
Love them all!
2Looks Like Rain
poignant singing from Bobby, and the whole band pours it on during the solo break. Note the drummers especially. Top notch version.
Phil drives the first couple of verses, pushing hard against the band’s tempo. Slide Bobby.
1It Must Have Been The Roses
nice shuffle vibe. Beautiful flowing guitar from Garcia.
1Me and My Uncle
Great mix of country-rock and disco Dead. Jerry’s accompaniment helps make this one. > into a good “Big River” featuring Keith especially.
3Friend of the Devil
Odd placement as second song in second set, but benefits from solid Garcia thoughout.
3Dancin' in the Streets
Fastest version I’ve ever heard. Bobby: “what Motor City?” quip mid-song.
Well played, and cool > in from the preceding "Space."
1Lazy Lightnin' -> Supplication
Great jam. Jerry and Phil lead the way with Jerry finding some amazing spaces.
Disturbing, coherent space featuring Phil and Donna vocals, leading beautifully into Terrapin