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Grateful Dead July 1, 1985
Merriweather Post Pavilion Columbia, MD | Listen on archive
29Scarlet Begonias -> Fire On The Mountain
A monster show and a monster Scarlet->Fire... the intro into Fire is to die for
this is an easy one... they don't get much raunchier than this version
What can I say, I love Bobby and i love this tune. This naturally quirky song is executed perfectly, as with most outings in spring/summer '85
1Dancin' in the Streets
Dead at the Shed and a revved up show opener of Dancin' makes for a killer show
3Dear Mr. Fantasy
out of Space..Jerry just starts playing the intro, nice power chord from Weir too
4Playin' In The Band
Brain Melting, nice example of a certain quality to Jerry's playing in the 80's that I love
1Uncle John's Band
Extremely passionate, if compact version. JG's leads are especilly determined during the jams.
1Let It Grow
Big power here. Over and over and over again.
This is maybe the best Weir version. Perfectly executed...well jammed and great Bob rap...."Push back, push back the night." Epic version.
Worthy of a spin! Strong show at The Post.
3Jack A Roe
Crispy + Clean
3Goin' Down The Road Feelin' Bad
Kicks ass for '85...Bobby fuzzed out behind Jerry's piercing the acid bubble. Saw this and forgot how good it was...happens hahahah
2It's All Over Now Baby Blue
Capper on a double encore - whole show crushes and this Baby Blue is SUPERKIND.
Jerry's boogie and Bob's vocals make this one.