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Grateful Dead March 21, 1972
Academy of Music New York City, NY | Listen on archive
pre-Europe, early Keith era, showin off for the academy
6Looks Like Rain
Bobby sings his heart out with gorgeous pedal steel from Jerry
4Black Throated Wind
Yesssss You like BTWs - this SMOKES
8The Other One
Strong Spacey Jam sharp warm-up for European tour....
2Two Souls in Communion
Debut of this powerful Pigpen love song, brilliant
A classic 72 Truckin'...intnese and high energy!
This is a tremendous 10 minute version...cool riffs by Jerry and Bob sounds like he's playing DS at the end. This is a keeper!
2Playin' In The Band
I'd argue this was the first Playin' as we came to know it after the end of the "Main Ten" and "country warbler" versions from '71.
2Next Time You See Me
This one cooks nicely - warm up for the Europe tour
2Greatest Story Ever Told
Bobby blows a gasket on this one. Raw and powerful, showing exactly where they were headed before Europe. High energy rocker.
Cracklin' and snappy version. The band is über tight and having fun.
Part of a great first set, the band is on fire, and Pigpen in great form. Tight rocker.
Pig on a ferocious rampage, the band sizzling hot behind him, and all this in the first set. This show deserves more love.
4Big Railroad Blues
High energy, shitkickingly good. The energy in this is off the charts.
3Goin' Down The Road Feelin' Bad
They push the energy up and up and up. Special transition into OMSN. An all-round high voltage jamming show. Underrated.
3Ramble On Rose
Crisp tight version sung beautifully , outstanding mix and everyone has standout moments. Nice Phi backing up Jerry, and Keith shines brightly thru ou
6One More Saturday Night
Keith ad Jerry raging behind a revved up Bobby. Ripping Rocking intense jamming version.
Real vrisp love the guitar after each line and keith sounds awesome
Another gem from these pre Europe shows at the Academy. This show just has such an amazing energy. Love Billy on this one!!!