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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.
1
Alligator
Jan. 1, 1967
Studio Rehearsals

Outtakes from Anthem: '67 comes in hot! The transition from '66 pop is complete. B/B- sound quality though. Worth it.
3
Good Morning Little Schoolgirl
Aug. 1, 1966
Unknown

Filthy. Pig's voice is very clean here. The dates are probably wrong.
1
You Don't Love Me
Aug. 1, 1966
Unknown

Dates are debatable, but the band isn't. Brilliant insert between Schoolgirl sections.

Comments

Scarlet Begonias
Feb. 27, 1977
Robertson Gym, UC Santa Barbara

A beacon, signalling to all who are ready to receive it: This is the '77 Dead. Simply a perfect, beautiful and deep performance of a song that grooves and grooves and grooves, but that also has a bit of wisdom to it too. "Once in a while...."
Good Lovin'
Feb. 27, 1977
Robertson Gym, UC Santa Barbara

Y'all got to hear this in context. They were still just bringing it out and re-crafting it after the Pigpen era. It wasn't the staple it became of 80s and 90s Dead, but probably seemed like a novelty for the old heads at the time. In any case, it rocks, and Donna sounds sweet behind Bobby's confident swagger.
Eyes Of The World
Feb. 26, 1977
Swing Auditorium

Right off the bat Jerry just sparkles. Slithery solo lines announce that this will take you there. Nice to here Bobby in the mix too. Agreed, this has a mellowness to it, maybe from Phil hanging back on the beat. Feels like a few clicks slower than the cokey versions from later in the year. Donna's light touch works in nicely for an added treat, and Phil's solo gives me blissed-out shivers, recalling my time in The Zone.
Help On The Way > Slipknot > Franklin's Tower
Feb. 26, 1977
Swing Auditorium

Double post. Sorry.
Help On The Way > Slipknot > Franklin's Tower
Feb. 26, 1977
Swing Auditorium

They drag and splatter the Help a bit, and just imagine the fear in your heart if your band doesn't get it together before the knuckle-busting Slipknot! comes along. It's one of the most challenging pieces of music they ever performed, and even the finest band in the land tended to spin out. Well it seems that right on that cowbell cue they tightened right up. Best Slipknot! ever? I can't say with certainty, but it's up there: Jerry's fuzzy sky-saw buzztone makes its extra spacey and cool. It isn't the fastest or tightest, but it's one of the most interesting for sure.