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Lazy Lightnin' -> Supplication
Sept. 23, 1976
Cameron Indoor Stadium, Duke U
Help us Charlie Miller, you're our only hope! Seriously though, this is a blisteringly hot version. Don't miss it.
Dancin' in the Streets
Aug. 26, 1976
Club Front Studio
Very cool studio rehearsals with new grooves and wildly flanged sound. Fall '76 versions are some of the best, and here they are still in the egg.
The Music Never Stopped
Aug. 4, 1976
Jerry tears this one apart with a shredding solo. The link here is bass-heavy SBD with some decay, but just brilliant playing by all.
Goin' Down The Road Feelin' Bad
Aug. 2, 1976
Notable for a 6-min opening jam that comes out of Wharf Rat, very cool, mislabeled "Drums". The GDTRFB smokes too.
Aug. 2, 1976
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.
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Me and My Uncle
June 5, 1969
Bobby's got a snarl that just exudes violence. I love this version and the surf-punk cowboy sound that was still part of the Danger Dead sound.
Death Don't Have No Mercy
Oct. 12, 1968
Hot Goddamn, that just rips. A crescendo of energy and power, it builds up to a beautiful peak.
Sept. 26, 1980
Cold Rain and Snow
Feb. 14, 1970
This whole run is beyond immortal and every CRS just kicks. This one is brilliant.
Sept. 24, 1976
William and Mary College Hall
Hey there's a bit of Terrapin in here. Check out Jerry's melodic lines starting just around 06:50. Am I crazy or is there a little theme that suggests they were already working it out, and he slipped in in? So cool.
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Scarlet Begonias -> Fire On The Mountain
Playin' In The Band
Eyes Of The World
Picasso Moon, World Music Theatre, July 23, 1990
Black Peter, Warfield Theater, Oct. 10, 1980
Black Peter, Meadowlands Arena, Oct. 11, 1989
The whole reprise after ...
Great to hear Dave ...
Strong Vocals by Brent
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