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China Cat Sunflower -> I Know You Rider
Oct. 23, 1972
Milwaukee Performing Arts Center

Great transition into Rider here. Really strong '72 ensemble playing. Sound quality is only about a B though.
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Black Throated Wind
Oct. 23, 1972
Milwaukee Performing Arts Center

Solid heady version with a great build-up. Sound is only B quality though.
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Goin' Down The Road Feelin' Bad
Oct. 19, 1972
Fox Theatre

One of the rare versions that stands apart with or without its NFA bread.
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Dire Wolf
Oct. 19, 1972
Fox Theatre

For a song that was effectively out of rotation at this point, they pulled it off with sing-round-the-campfire sweetness. Jerry growls it out.
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China Cat Sunflower -> I Know You Rider
Oct. 19, 1972
Fox Theatre

Sweet version with an innovative transition. The whole band was on, but Keith and Phil are high in the mix and brilliant..

Comments

Playin' In The Band
Dec. 2, 1973
Music Hall

The Other One
Oct. 21, 1972
Vanderbilt University

Phil nukes the world and fries out the PA or something. In any case, the transition to Dew will blow your mind. Listening in sequence, they hadn't melted down into kozmik kayoss for a while. Lots of fun for those of us who love their tweaky weirdness at its tweakiest and weirdest.
He's Gone
Oct. 21, 1972
Vanderbilt University

Listen to Oct. 19 and 21 back to back: Seems like they were working on something new to the jam before going into the outro. The 19th is cool as it goes into a TOO reprise, but I find this one more coherent and perfect.
He's Gone
Oct. 19, 1972
Fox Theatre

Instead of drifting into silence, or back into Truckin' during the outro, this one ramps up and ramps up to a short TOO reprise. Listen to the crow go bananas after. They knew.
The Other One
Oct. 19, 1972
Fox Theatre

This one sneaks right up on you. It's seems all smooth-sailing, but then suddenly grabs you by the scruff of the neck and flings you across the room. Under right conditions, could be dangerous....