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Grateful Dead July 1, 1973
Universal Amphitheatre Universal City, CA | Listen on archive
5Mississippi Halfstep Uptown Toodeloo
Just exactly perfect...sooooo beautiful as they fade into "across the rio grand-eo"
5Around and Around
Reelin' and a-rockin' to close a dynamite first set...transcends my typical desire to dismiss this song
jerry is all over this
12Playin' In The Band
25 minutes of nirvana. Absolutely everything a Playin' fan could look for - with that strange summer '73 blissed-out "intense mellow".
8Me and My Uncle
By far the most snarlingly bad-assed version of 1973. Jer's lines it up and shoots it down, soloing intesely throughout the whole song.
9China Cat Sunflower -> I Know You Rider
Rock-solid China with Jerry twisting and pulling its melodic basis throughout a great solo + great Feeling Groovy trans. into Rider.
A greasy gritty super-funk sex parade. Wasn't often the Dead sounded this horny after Pigpen died.
8The Other One
Cool and fast w/ 12min jam before 1st (and only) verse. At 08:30 Phil goes teases what sounds like Milking the Turkey. Is that possible?
3Brown Eyed Women
Typical mellow summer '73 style, this one is sweeter than soda pop
Nice soulful version
1The Race Is On
Great version from a great show.
2Don't Ease Me In
Another killer version with everyone representing.
Lovely, no hurry work from everyone especially the harmonic touches by Weir make this one just as sweet as honey. DJ adds nice backup too.
Kills truckin>other one> space > wharf rat. This whole show smokes get the aud quick!
1Looks Like Rain
Twinkles with emotion. Contained. Sounds mellow and heartfelt and oh the melodicness.