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Grateful Dead Jan. 17, 1968
Carousel Ballroom San Francisco, CA | Listen on archive
8China Cat Sunflower
First time China Cat Sunflower. Actually a 4:49 Dark Star>China Cat >The Eleven (1st time also) . Very experimental and rocking version.
First ever SJ, and possibly my new favorite! This incredible jam just keeps building and does not let up once for the entire 16 minutes!
3The Other One
Really sweet embryonic version. The Cryptical Reprise gets pretty far out!
4Turn On Your Love Light
Blazing start to an awe inspiring, historically massive show. It's pure. Pig and Bobby are especially fun during the hocket (vocal back and forth).
First version, out of the first China Cat ever. Epic show. Pigpen is on fire the whole night.
2Born Cross Eyed
It rocks. A tight first Born Cross Eyed after a pretty rough New Potato Caboose. Love the '68 sound.
First-Live version. Whips right into China Cat. It deserves a listen.
Intense psychedelic primal dead, typical short 1968 intro nice jam on the reprise
3New Potato Caboose
Super early version delicious as always what ear candy this psychedelic acid drenched beauty is.