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Samson and Delilah
Oct. 15, 1976
Shrine Auditorium

Lickety split drummer precision here and a stylin' strut in the heart of a great 2nd set.
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Mama Tried
Oct. 15, 1976
Shrine Auditorium

Solid shitkicker. "As usual, dedicated to our equipment crew". Lol, Bobby.
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Might As Well
Oct. 15, 1976
Shrine Auditorium

Great party starter. This song always signals good time ahead.
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Looks Like Rain
Oct. 14, 1976
Shrine Auditorium

Sweet slow buildup to an explosion of emotion and Jer's flying guitar work. A strong version.
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Pretty Peggy O
Oct. 14, 1976
Shrine Auditorium

Powerful version. Is the only reason it's not yet here because only AUDs exist? Jeez Heads, get it together!

Comments

Scarlet Begonias
Dec. 31, 1976
Cow Palace

Phil's running counterpoint to Jerry throughout the long jam is a masterclass on its own. Love the deconstruction of the outro theme before the finally land on it and come together like presto! hop! magic. As much as I loved Scarlet>Fire, I treasure the solo Scarlets too.
Good Lovin'
Dec. 31, 1976
Cow Palace

That's a mysterious little theme they bring in twice, but it doesn't sound that much like the Samson to me. It seems way too precise to be totally spontaneous, as they all land on it both times without a single note or beat a hair out of place. Maybe they were rehearsing a new song or jam that didn't survive into '77? Cool stuff.
Wharf Rat
Dec. 31, 1976
Cow Palace

The transition in from a brilliant Eyes is a thing of pure beauty. Man, could a good sweet Wharf Rat bring you back in to reality when you needed it most, and here everyone is just whispering and cooing into your ears in just the sweet spot. Check out the gentle Donna tones around 5:30 and tell me that wouldn't put peace into your heart? But then of course trickster Jerry comes in with that biting tone (some guitarist out there know what he was using then?) that would tear through the world like a flaming buzzsaw. Great version in a wall-to-wall highlights show.
Eyes Of The World
Dec. 31, 1976
Cow Palace

Fast and precise, with beautiful ensemble playing... but that transition into Wharf Rat is the smoothest just-exactly-perfect thing I've heard. Spectacular transition: Must have pulled a lot of trippin' hippies out of a wild spin and back into the sweet sweet mellow mellow.
Playin' In The Band
Dec. 31, 1976
Cow Palace

Agreed that this is a beaut. This one goes through several phases, with the noted jam at around 10:00 and then another transition into a more biting/buzzsaw tone around 15:00. It holds at a simmer rather than a boil, however so if you're looking for mad freaky weirdness then this won't necessarily scratch every itch.