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Grateful Dead Feb. 20, 1971

Capitol Theater Port Chester, NY | Listen on archive

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3
Bird Song
I believe it's the 2nd ever, vocals are beautiful and raw, the cut in the recording during the first chorus doesn't bother me a bit
3
Hard to Handle
My first bootleg ever, this song took me on this long strange trip. Phil's bass lines are phat and enjoyable. A personal favorite!!
5
Wharf Rat
3rd ever and it's a beauty. Show uneven at first, then comes together with Cryptical>TOO>Wharf for some righteous Dead, looking for their '71 sound.
4
Turn On Your Love Light
Buried under some sound quality issues is a 25 minute epic with massive jams and a dollar and quarter Pig rap for the ages.
1
Bertha
Still brand new. This just pops and crackles with energy. Great fun.
4
The Other One
Passes through many phases, always exploring new riffs and hinting at further jams without ever losing its essential feeling and sound. Great stuff.
1
Loser
Beautiful early version, but this is excellent, tight vocals has the sweet Susie thrown in like most of the great ones. Cool keyboard sound
4
Goin' Down The Road Feelin' Bad
Wild, anarchic jam before the transition the transition back to NFA, replete with Jerry harmonics and Phil bombs.
1
Not Fade Away
Single kit opening, Phil comes in changing the bass line then transitions into a tasty, energetic Not Fade Away on a Goin Down the Road sandwich.
2
Playin' In The Band
This is an early stripped down version. There's no extended jam, or Donna screaming, just the basic song, deliverd well!
1
Cryptical Envelopment
A well delivered Cryptical opening a psyhadelic flood gate for a very strong single kit drums and an adventurious Other One.
2
Me and My Uncle
Rarely post on a MAMU, but this one really pops! Super nimble guitar work. Excelent
1
Casey Jones
Opens the show with serious energy. Perfect vocals and great balance of tightness, but bouncy playing. This whole first set is super crisp