June 11, 1976
Boston Music Hall
Go one better than the Betty Board and listen to the brand new (Oct. 2017) Charlie Miller clean-up. He's done us another solid boys and girls, and this show has quickly become one of my favorites from the great June '76 era. This Stella shows all the creative re-thinking that the band did during their time off: They're trying out subtle changes on the old repertoire, and introducing brilliant new songs, making the month one of the great under-the-radar eras of the band. This Stella is slower, but more deliberate, almost Black Peter-paced, and full of strong playing, great thoughtful jams, and a beautiful sound.