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Loser
Dec. 11, 1972
Winterland Arena

Solid powerful version where they start gelling perfectly for the set.
1
Sugar Magnolia
Dec. 10, 1972
Winterland Arena

Uptempo, intense, driving statement of holy-fuckiyana rock'n'roll. Not one I usually +1, but this is worth it. The SSDD is dynamite.
2
Truckin'
Dec. 10, 1972
Winterland Arena

Hard-charging diesel burner here. Bobby's nice and high in the mix, so a nice treat. The jam into TOO is brilliant.
2
China Cat Sunflower -> I Know You Rider
Dec. 10, 1972
Winterland Arena

Why no love for this great show? It isn't one of the top 10 for the year - but it's '72 and they're flowing just exactly perfect.
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Bertha
Dec. 10, 1972
Winterland Arena

A hot rocker with Phil high in the mix. This is a "get up and dance" version with everyone clearly having a blast.

Comments

Mississippi Halfstep Uptown Toodeloo
Dec. 11, 1972
Winterland Arena

Still in its early development, this is one of my favorite '72 MHUTs. It's perfect ensemble performance, the smooth transition to the outro, and gentle rolling river form-is-content-is-form understates the song's special tripiness (you either know it or you don't).
China Cat Sunflower -> I Know You Rider
Dec. 10, 1972
Winterland Arena

Roger that, Ragnaroar. That's what makes this one a stand out.
The Other One
Dec. 10, 1972
Winterland Arena

This has so much more jazz in the first 11 minutes than most other Others from the era, and accordingly this is the first show in '72 where I really hear where the new year is going to take them. (Same for the China-Rider). This has a bit of an acid freakout and meltdown, but isn't as hard rocking as some. It is, in any case a perfectly executed and exciting version all the same. Edit: On second listen, I'm thinking the tape speed might be a bit high. Any thoughts? The OO and Truckin' both seem a bit accelerated. Also, I may be crazy, but around 20:30 they play with a theme that sounds to my mind like a proto-Slipknot. Someone tell me if I'm off my rocker, but it hangs in the air for about two or three minutes. This fits with my earlier comment that they were already exploring new sounds for '73 and beyond by this point.
China Cat Sunflower -> I Know You Rider
Dec. 10, 1972
Winterland Arena

The transition jam out of CC is smooth sailing and a nice vision of how'd they'd sound by Summer '73 with that perfect combination of hot yet mellow.
Playin' In The Band
Dec. 10, 1972
Winterland Arena

Compare any December '71 (the one on Dec. 10th, for ex.) to this one and marvel at how far and deep they'd dug into it in just one year. I am constantly amazed at how rich PiTB is as a vehicle for exploration, and Q4 '72 is one of the most consistent fascinating periods for the growth of this song. This one is way too far down the list, heads, and y'all should check it out stat.