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Grateful Dead April 17, 1971
Dillon Gym Princeton, NJ | Listen on archive
Funky. Oh yeah.
4Sing Me Back Home
These versions from '71 are just SOOO GOOOOD!
6Turn On Your Love Light
Pig continues his quest to get everyone on the planet laid, goes 2 for 2 in the Grateful Dead Dating Game.
3Big Boss Man
Great harp work from Pigpen, who's voice was still strong and full of blues: Great crunchy jamming from the band.
A strangly deconstructed early version (7th time ever), very loose in the joints. But it rolls along with great lopsided beauty. Interesting.
Pigpen tears it up, great early 70's version
Jerry really drives that train back then.
Openers this good let you know exactly how amazing the show will be. 17.04 isn't just the best Good Lovin' of all time but an all round killer show.
3Hard to Handle
Cruising along with 3rd° swagger when it suddently hits high gear and <BOOM!>, you become the Pig, and it feels good.
5Goin' Down The Road Feelin' Bad
Subtle and musical, slithers its way into an epic Lovelight. Nicely different from others of the era, no NFA sandwich.
Top shelf version from a classic show truly shocked it was not here already with tons of votes.
How can this one not be on here? This is what early Bertha should sound like! Check out Billy K...
When it was new with 71 style.
Another concise loping good time rocker with Jerry singing beautifuly.