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Bound to drift



Tennessee Jed
Oct. 25, 1973
Dane County Coliseum

Hopping here! Not always a vehicle for jamming and its kind of a mundane tune, but the jamming near the end of this one fucking rocks my balls.
Dec. 4, 1973
Cincinnati Gardens

Under rated song from an under rated show. Nice licks here. Mundane but with a rocking purpose.
Dec. 4, 1973
Cincinnati Gardens

Not quite as stellar as some 77 versions. However the 5 piece band nails this one. Very nice phil bombs throughout and Jerry shines.
Sing Me Back Home
July 28, 1973
Grand Prix Racecourse

Gives me chills, something about how Garcia sings this one is mesmorizing. Hair raising solo after the second verse too.
Mexicali Blues
Feb. 24, 1974
Winterland Arena

Tight little version here. Bare bones beginning and cowboy Bob at the helm


Dark Star
July 18, 1972
Rossevelt Stadium

Most Excellent Dark Star. 27 minutes of pure bliss. Starts off under control, mellow and downright groovy, then slips off into a dripping cosmic puddle of awesome sounds. Highly recommended.
Jack Straw
Dec. 9, 1981
Activity Center - University of Colorado

Jacked Straw. The boy screwed the pooch on this one. But its all good.
Stella Blue
Feb. 23, 1974
Winterland Arena

Such beauty Garcia created here, as the tune is winding down the chords he strikes are just mesmerizingly sweet. Bravo Jerry!
The Eleven
Aug. 24, 1968
Shrine Auditorium

Yep, this was the first Grateful Dead CD I purchased as a teenager. Face melted, hooked for life. This is an amazing jam.
China Cat Sunflower -> I Know You Rider
Dec. 8, 1973
Cameron Indoor Stadium, Duke U

Fantastic! Phil bombs and the peak Jerry and the boys hit on the "I wish I was a headlight..." verse gives me goosebumps every time. Keith nails it too!