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Brown Eyed Women
Oct. 18, 1972
Fox Theater

In spite of equipment stalls the set really takes off here. Great Miller mix showcases Bobby in the left channel. Beautiful version.
2
Goin' Down The Road Feelin' Bad
Oct. 17, 1972
Fox Theatre

Keith is high in the mix and it's just brilliant. The NFA was a bit sloppy, but they nail the GDTRFB and the outro.
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Don't Ease Me In
Oct. 17, 1972
Fox Theatre

Fast and loose, with great Keith barrelhouse fills. Jerry doesn't want to quit. Good fun.
2
China Cat Sunflower -> I Know You Rider
Oct. 17, 1972
Fox Theatre

Unique transition jam with a two-chord quarter-note striking pattern before IKYR. Band hits its stride in the set here.
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Sugaree
Oct. 9, 1972
Winterland Arena

Smooth as liquid smoke. Beautiful recording and great show, complete with weirdness from Grace Slick. A few tape glitches, but worth it.

Comments

Black Peter
Oct. 17, 1972
Fox Theatre

In the right headspace, and when the band was on like it was here, Black Peter live was an extremely powerful collective experience of death and dying. I've always felt it to be one of their most psychedelic songs for this reason. If you've ever gone deep into its trance and felt yourself spreading thinner and thinner until your very molecules could no longer really be called "yours" anymore, only to find yourself reassembled and joyous once they pulled you back from the underworld and plopped you back into your body, then you'll understand: The crowd got taken for a long deep ride here.
Brokedown Palace
Oct. 9, 1972
Winterland Arena

In a show with some loose vocals - really really really loose from Grace Slick even - this one stands out as a solid sweet beauty.
Playin' In The Band
Oct. 9, 1972
Winterland Arena

Could be one of the greats, but unfortunately cuts out before the out chorus and goes into a wacky Grace-slick half-rap. Otherwise this shapes up to be a glorious beast, with outrageous interplay, a great Keith-Billy meld as mentioned, and a cool 6/8 section. Just when it feels noodley, Jerry comes ripping in like a screaming across the sky.
Box of Rain
Oct. 9, 1972
Winterland Arena

The first version except the stunningly beautiful 09.17.70 one-off. No love here for the debut of this one? I never got to see this one live, and used to carry signs saying "Sing something Phil!", but this one is a sure beaut. This show was a hometown benefit, and it feels like they're in a relaxed, nostalgic mood with a American Beauty songlist infusing the classic '72 one.
Tomorrow Is Forever
Oct. 2, 1972
Springfield Civic Center

Love Donna? Hate Donna? Listen to this, and you'll know just exactly why the boys wanted her singing next to them.