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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

Dark Star
Feb. 18, 1971
Capitol Theater

Music to practice levitation to. Also the best damn Rat Sandwich you'll probably ever eat.
St. Stephen
Feb. 27, 1977
Robertson Gym, UC Santa Barbara

The 'bell-ringing' chimes section of the last solo before the out-chorus is top notch, but this one otherwise drags a bit to start.
The Music Never Stopped
Feb. 27, 1977
Robertson Gym, UC Santa Barbara

This should be higher. Jerry pushes it harder and harder, never quite tipping it over to the breaking point. The crowd got a sweet treat here. Donna's in tune and well mixed, harmonizing nicely, and the Devils are just perfectly octopusical.
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.