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Grateful Dead May 7, 1978

Field House - Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Troy, NY | Listen on archive

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9
Jack Straw
Very weird, intense version, sounds to be a a theme of a wild west action comic book cartoon?
7
Black Peter
This is the Black Peter, Jerry rips the solos apart with no end in sight.
19
Scarlet Begonias -> Fire On The Mountain
One of those slow stoney '78 versions. nice pace and tempo to this one...
7
Brown Eyed Women
Another jamming '78.
9
The Music Never Stopped
Groovin' and movin'
4
Dire Wolf
Flowing like no other.
5
Aiko Aiko
The first time I saw Aiko Aiko, great singing by Garcia, clearly having a blast. RPI is an underrated show, with many, many highlights.
6
Friend of the Devil
Awesome Long solos by Jerry, Bob and Keith! Rockin' Version at my Alma Mater
3
Take A Step Back
Funky Step Back.
8
Its 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!
9
Estimated Prophet
A stomp into the abyss with extended 1st jam and a fat sound as its supposed to be. Unparalleled.
1
Around and Around
Absolute Smoke!
2
Passenger
I love Donna. There I said it....
2
Mama Tried
Holy cow this one really swings.
2
U.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
1
The 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!
1
Mexicali Blues
Upbeat with a unique second verse solo. Good transition > Mama Tried