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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

Samson and Delilah
March 19, 1977
Winterland Arena

Soul-sizzling church here. The first half of PiTB noodles and swirls, but by the time Samson comes along they are all swagger and strength. This one is a colossus on its own, but part of an outrageous 1st set sammy it's become one of my top Samsons of all time.
Terrapin Station
March 19, 1977
Winterland Arena

Still brand-spankin' new, but they really found their stride here to kick off this outrageous extended jam to close out the first set. This strikes me as the first one to really convey the anthemic triumph outro.
Wharf Rat
March 19, 1977
Winterland Arena

Powerful version with a strong up-tempo pulse. The emotional charge is palpable, and the transition to Franklin's is remarkable.
Dancin' in the Streets
March 19, 1977
Winterland Arena

Jerry's long effects-blastin' solo sounds like six musicians all playing in unison. Listen to Phil's wild contrapuntal polyrhythms behind him. Such a fun version I had to play it over and over. This is well under-rated, folks.
Mississippi Halfstep Uptown Toodeloo
Feb. 27, 1977
Robertson Gym, UC Santa Barbara

Catalonia is perhaps a bit too harsh on this solid rocker. Jerry's musical ideas come ringing through with precision and clarity, the band is tight as tight can be - it's primo '77 after all. Maybe it's the 'embarrassment of riches' effect... So many awesome '77s to choose from doesn't mean this one is anything less than stellar.