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Grateful Dead Dec. 31, 1981

Oakland Auditorium Oakland, CA | Listen on archive

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10
Dark Star
they weren't messing around for these new years shows
21
Shakedown Street
Jerry at some of his pied-piper best
9
Cold Rain and Snow
loud and awesome
10
New Minglewood Blues
This whole show is completely fuxin hot
4
Morning Dew
so sweet, so intense, so jerry
9
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
7
Big Boss Man
I know it's sacrelig to submit any Pig greats post-pig, but this is a BA** post-pig Boss Man.
4
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
3
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
3
Mexicali Blues
-> from a smokin' Me And My Uncle. Jerry shreds on the long solo of this version. Highly recommended!