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Grateful Dead Dec. 31, 1981
Oakland Auditorium Oakland, CA | Listen on archive
they weren't messing around for these new years shows
Jerry at some of his pied-piper best
7Cold Rain and Snow
loud and awesome
9New Minglewood Blues
This whole show is completely fuxin hot
so sweet, so intense, so jerry
8Playin' In The Band
Hot rendition with multiple interesting themes. Winds down terrapin
3C. C. Rider
The best bobby slide solo I've ever heard into a pretty good Harmonica Solo! Great version
5Big Boss Man
I know it's sacrelig to submit any Pig greats post-pig, but this is a BA** post-pig Boss Man.
3Goin' Down The Road Feelin' Bad
Brent howls on this one. What a fun night this must have been.
nice leads on a romp out of DS
hardly a didaster and within a pre-drums Playin' sandwich!
Fantastic sequence of the midnight countdown With Ken Kesey and Bill Graham into a twisted Aiko with Matt Kelly
2Not Fade Away
Truly a spectacular New Years show easily among their best NYE performances. Spectacular Set 3 of which this is a heady part
2It Must Have Been The Roses
Tremendous among my favorites, from a stellar NYE show.
3The Other One
Hot with special guest QMS guitar hero John Cipollina
-> from a smokin' Me And My Uncle. Jerry shreds on the long solo of this version. Highly recommended!