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Grateful Dead Dec. 5, 1981
Market Square Arena Indianapolis, IN | Listen on archive
16Lost Sailor -> Saint of Circumstance
Great build up
18C. C. Rider
Notable for double-time in the back half of the tune...kinda funny
Late 81 Early 82 was undoubtedly a hot time for the band, and it's nice that they brought this tune back with a different take
Fasten your seatbelt!!
Epic. Crazy extended intro.
4Playin' In The Band
My favorite WHEEL is some of the meat in this playing sandwich. It's great.
20Let It Grow
Garcias solo has that on-the-edge-of-out-of-cntrol feel
So good. 81 was a peak year for this song...
9Big Railroad Blues
This thing just punched me in the face! Whoa.. beware of Brent's organ melting your ears
Bobby starts to sing but Jerry keeps playing lead and makes him wait another measure.
2Ramble On Rose
Crisp Vocals. Great show. Worth a listen.
Hints of Jaws, a most dreamy underwater passage and then look for two Tiger-like climaxes just prior to slipping into the greatest Wheel to ever rol
3Friend of the Devil
Outstanding version with beautiful keyboard work from Brent. Can't believe this one hadn't been posted yet.
Warms up to a real smoker of an opener to a fantastic ‘81 show.