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2
El Paso
April 22, 1977
The Spectrum

This EP is 'just exactly perfect'. Jerry's curlicue soloing over tight ensemble playing in a dramatic rising arc.
6
Me and My Uncle
Oct. 31, 1971
Ohio Theatre

Bobby puts on the snarling spiteful chaw and the band is lightning tight. The banter after is fun too.
2
Feedback
Jan. 25, 1969
Avalon Ballroom

Quite beautiful and melodic, surprisingly. Perfectly transitions from the outrageous chaos of Caution into the sweet soothing balm of an AWBYG.
1
El Paso
Feb. 27, 1977
Robertson Gym, UC Santa Barbara

Pared down and quiet, but also a tight ball of energy, ready to burst. Seems like this show doesn't get enough love.
2
Feedback
March 17, 1968
Carousel Ballroom

Sounds like they had a big-rig air horns, steam whistles, small caliber rifles and martian submarines: A Symphony of Wrong. Awesome.

Comments

The Wheel
April 22, 1977
The Spectrum

The Wheel was always good medicine. This one starts like a mirage on a hot highways fluttering in the distance, then coalesces into a perfect form, just perfect before that really really pristine Lady With a Fan section of Terrapin. As much as I love this show, this is the first part of the set where they're really playing as one. The S>F is super loose and as cool as the Dancin' is, they seem to struggle to hit the bridge. But this... this is gooood medicine.
Got My Mojo Working
April 22, 1977
The Spectrum

I think this hardly counts as a Mojo. It really never ever coalesces around the song but is really just a riff/vamp within the Dancin'.
Dancin' in the Streets
April 22, 1977
The Spectrum

Long slow sizzling Dancin' that struggles to break into the weird electric slide part so Bobby steps up and has a Mojo minute. I'm going to break ranks here and say, this isn't really a "Got my Mojo" at all, but kind of a Bobby rap reference to Got my Mojo that never leaves Dancin'. Someone with more musical knowledge than I can say for sure, but I'm pretty sure they stay on Dancin's same chords and vamp riff through the hot second that Bobby's Mojo is only kind of working. Only then do they find the electric slide and just like that, it's back to the whirling Dancin' finale. The pointillist transition into The Wheel is the kind of magic that helped so many blown minds come back together together. So sweet.
Samson and Delilah
April 22, 1977
The Spectrum

Funniest ending ever. Wait for it.
Scarlet Begonias -> Fire On The Mountain
April 22, 1977
The Spectrum

This is all pretty loose in the joints, with a couple of epic lyric 'experiments', but is just bursting with creative solo ideas that signal the future of this immortal duo. What it lacks in ensemble tightness it more than makes up for in palpable musical excitement between the boys (and girl).