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Grateful Dead May 7, 1978
Field House - Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Troy, NY | Listen on archive
Very weird, intense version, sounds to be a a theme of a wild west action comic book cartoon?
This is the Black Peter, Jerry rips the solos apart with no end in sight.
18Scarlet Begonias -> Fire On The Mountain
One of those slow stoney '78 versions. nice pace and tempo to this one...
7Brown Eyed Women
Another jamming '78.
9The Music Never Stopped
Groovin' and movin'
Flowing like no other.
The first time I saw Aiko Aiko, great singing by Garcia, clearly having a blast. RPI is an underrated show, with many, many highlights.
6Friend of the Devil
Awesome Long solos by Jerry, Bob and Keith! Rockin' Version at my Alma Mater
3Take A Step Back
Funky Step Back.
8Its All Over Now
this spring run of shows is superb for several first set standards -- peggy o, loser, candyman, and every IAON has great energy -- check them all out!
A stomp into the abyss with extended 1st jam and a fat sound as its supposed to be. Unparalleled.
1Around and Around
I love Donna. There I said it....
Holy cow this one really swings.
2U.S. Blues (Wave That Flag)
It's RPI '78, so deserves consideration. The crowd might have been light but they go nuts. Maybe 4/12/78 isn't only windmill Jerry US Blues. Ace kills
1The Other One
Phil rips into the intro after the band noodles away the ending of Iko Iko. Blew everyone back from the stage about 3 feet. My first show!
Upbeat with a unique second verse solo. Good transition > Mama Tried