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Grateful Dead Dec. 30, 1969
Boston Tea Party Boston, MA | Listen on archive
3Uncle John's Band
segues breathlessly into Mason's which is segued into China->Rider...blistering end to the 60s in Boston
Very hot version from this smokin '69 show
Simply Amazing another incredible 1969 Dark Star crackles with energy, dripping in psychedelic beauty, nice long intro, crisp clean Jerry, fantastic
5The Other One
Raging and exploratory a real mind bender on this evening very psychedelic and heady wonderful guitar from Jerry, fantastic
Fantastic early version of Back Peter this to me is the torch bearer for the early versions of the song. The best up to this performance IMHO
Wow another fantastic Eleven from 1969, Jerry just raging and Phil carpet bombing the tune great keys and drums as well.
Another fantastic 1969 Cosmic Charlie love the psychedelic versions from the early days.
5New Speedway Boogie
So soon after the tragedies at Altamont Speedway this version carries an extra heavy presence.
Great version from an epic show.
2China Cat Sunflower -> I Know You Rider
I'm diggin' that kinda spacy jam coming out of Drums.
Nice job byb Bob articulating the lyrics. Good harmonies, too.
Odd at times - kinda creepy organ coming from Pigpen.
1Me and My Uncle
Great execution all around. Short but sweet.
Cool to hear an early version and get a view of how the song evolved.
Jerry gives the 1-2-3-4 countdown.
After 5 minutes, they start on the beat for The Other One.
1And We Bid You Goodnight
4 minutes prior, they played a jam of the melody.
A short 34 seconds, used as a cooling down period.