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Grateful Dead March 5, 1972
Winterland Arena San Francisco, CA | Listen on archive
Many twists and turns taken here - Plenty of Pig, too
5You Win Again
Jerry calls for Keith to solo and he owns it. Great vocals by Jerry and Pig kills on backing organ
2Black Throated Wind
Wonderful a passionate reading by Bobby
3China Cat Sunflower -> I Know You Rider
Notable for the "miracle beer" Bobby passes around to launch the song. "Everybody just wet your tongue". Okaaaaaay.
After a pretty sloppy 1st set, they charge up and nail this one. Phil goes bananas on the out chorus.
1One More Saturday Night
Blistering encore. One of the fastest and hottest I've ever heard. I think I just wet my pants!!!
2Not Fade Away
Man, that sure is a lot of screaming!
2Goin' Down The Road Feelin' Bad
Another great 1972 version of this rockin' tune.
I love these early 70's El Paso ditties.
Lively, with solid lead vocals and harmonies.
A soaring melody from Jerry.
Slow tempo, groovy and funky.
Soulful singing from Jerry and sime twangy guitar.
1Greatest Story Ever Told
Comes charging out of the gate and doesn't let up.
1Next Time You See Me
Cool Pigpen shortie.
Twangy early version.
Nice pacing, starting out slow and gradually gaining speed.
1Mind Left Body Jam
First MLBJ in between a great Good Lovin'. Pig makes it even more epic rapping all over it.