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Grateful Dead April 18, 1971
Lusk Field House - State University Of New York Cortland, NY | Listen on archive
7I Second That Emotion
Reminiscent of early TLEO's, beautiful wailing Garcia guitar, and it's just such a nice song
6China Cat Sunflower -> I Know You Rider
Are you in the nookie bidness? Yet again, Pig needs somebody to fix his refrigerator.
7Hard to Handle
Overlooked gritty superfunk. Bobby solos, then Jerry takes him to school. Phil, meanwhile is nuking the world big time.
8Cold Rain and Snow
This is a MONSTER with special riffing and slower cough syrup tempo - seriously cool!
2Next Time You See Me
Fantastic Pigpen doing his thang
Wonderful bouncy version with loads of Phil
Loose and bluesy upfront then Jer gets riff happy with some sweet bends while Bobby blows power chords - a really cool racket here.
4Me and My Uncle
Trail dusty and raw with sparky Jerry solo - hot 71 style
'71 Losers are the raw, real deal. Biting, snakey leads with a despaired vocal delivery.
2Uncle John's Band
Garage Band John - crunch, thump crunch crunch...
4Me and Bobby McGee
Confident Soulful Sonically Strong
This sugar mags smokes