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Goin' Down The Road Feelin' Bad
Aug. 2, 1976
Colt Park

Notable for a 6-min opening jam that comes out of Wharf Rat, very cool, mislabeled "Drums". The GDTRFB smokes too.
3
Candyman
Aug. 2, 1976
Colt Park

What a treat. Why is this show undervalued? C'mon folks, don't let a good AUD scare you. This is a beaut, with the crowd part of the party.
1
They Love Each Other
Aug. 2, 1976
Colt Park

Highlight from the first set. Keith sets it on fire. Jerry is in top form.
1
Tennessee Jed
Aug. 2, 1976
Colt Park

The '76 ones ted to plod along a bit too much for my taste, but Jerry tears this one right up with a good shitkickin' solo and great tone.
1
Mama Tried
Aug. 2, 1976
Colt Park

Continues the run of perfect Mamas from the Summer tour. This one is short and sweet, perfect vocals.

Comments

The Music Never Stopped
July 18, 1976
Orpheum Theater

Absolute stunner. There isn't a dud in this whole first set.
Scarlet Begonias
July 18, 1976
Orpheum Theater

How have I gone this long in life without hearing this? Goddamn, this is perfect. I love how they take it down to almost zero, (some Heads probably thought, "hey, man, are they stopping?") before slowly building it back up into a long exploration of theme and rhythm make it such a danceable and beautiful homage to sudden inspiration and love. The Ferguson SBD has a great mix, especially for an old Philzone freak like me.
Comes A Time
July 17, 1976
Orpheum Theatre

Listening again (and again and again) to that gentle lilting jam, and I'm more convinced now that you could describe it as a long teasing intro into the TOO that they finally reach after drums. It isn't TOO in the power-acid rollercoaster cannon shot, but right around 07:30 Keith switches up the chord changes and the drums switch from 12/8 feel (regular triplets over the 4/4 of the main melody) into a clear 6/8 (the meter of TOO). Jerry picks it up right away and turns his flutter of a butterfly wing solo into a rock waltz. By 09:40 Phil and Bobby are pushing it into uncharted territory (it almost sounds like the stuff Joni Mitchell would do with Jaco Pastorius starting the same year) but somehow TOO is already in the air, gently, touched by that beautiful '76 understatement. It's only in the last few seconds before Drums that they spell it out completely. What beauty!
Samson and Delilah
July 17, 1976
Orpheum Theatre

Soloing is brilliant, and the jam almost lifts off into the Dancing in the Streets territory of the era.
Sugaree
July 17, 1976
Orpheum Theatre

Wasn't too convinced at first by this one. It drags a bit during the first minutes, but then, oh lord, hold on tight because you're about to lose your face. Kicks up around 06:30 min in.