headyversion

find the best versions of grateful dead songs

please login or register.

Grateful Dead Dec. 31, 1981

Oakland Auditorium Oakland, CA | Listen on archive

Users have designated the following versions as heady!
9
Dark Star
they weren't messing around for these new years shows
20
Shakedown Street
Jerry at some of his pied-piper best
7
Cold Rain and Snow
loud and awesome
9
New Minglewood Blues
This whole show is completely fuxin hot
4
Morning Dew
so sweet, so intense, so jerry
8
Playin' In The Band
Hot rendition with multiple interesting themes. Winds down terrapin
3
C. C. Rider
The best bobby slide solo I've ever heard into a pretty good Harmonica Solo! Great version
5
Big Boss Man
I know it's sacrelig to submit any Pig greats post-pig, but this is a BA** post-pig Boss Man.
3
Goin' Down The Road Feelin' Bad
Brent howls on this one. What a fun night this must have been.
3
Bertha
nice leads on a romp out of DS
2
Terrapin Station
hardly a didaster and within a pre-drums Playin' sandwich!
2
Stella Blue
Transcendent.
4
Aiko Aiko
Fantastic sequence of the midnight countdown With Ken Kesey and Bill Graham into a twisted Aiko with Matt Kelly
2
Not Fade Away
Truly a spectacular New Years show easily among their best NYE performances. Spectacular Set 3 of which this is a heady part
2
It Must Have Been The Roses
Tremendous among my favorites, from a stellar NYE show.
3
The Other One
Hot with special guest QMS guitar hero John Cipollina
2
Mexicali Blues
-> from a smokin' Me And My Uncle. Jerry shreds on the long solo of this version. Highly recommended!