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Help On The Way > Slipknot > Franklin's Tower
June 17, 1976
Capitol Theater

Crazy good show from a crazy good month...great slipknot & they ain't done after franklin's...right into sick stealthy dancin
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Brokedown Palace
June 21, 1980
West High Auditorium

Surprised this ones not already here, as this show is a gem. Alaska on the longest day of the year, and a beautiful way to send the fans into the lite
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Tennessee Jed
Dec. 16, 1978
Nashville Municipal Auditorium

Tenn Jed #2 for Nashville in '78, first being 4/22. Which is better? You decide. This one is hard to top tho.
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Row Jimmy
Aug. 4, 1976
Roosevelt Stadium

I've posted my share of '76ers here, yet somehow not this one, a go-to version for me. Amazing vid on YT, also. Super Phil-heavy
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Shakedown Street
Dec. 13, 1980
Long Beach Arena

Holy smokes

Comments

Bertha
Aug. 6, 1971
Hollywood Palladium

Bignoze, maybe it's the recording? The AUD recording on archive is insane and full of an energy that carries me away. Maybe that's what does it, who knows? Give it a shot on archive tho.
Black Peter
April 14, 1978
Cassell Coliseum - Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University

Goosebumps without a doubt. Absolutely a go-to for me. Run, Run And SEE! Words simply cannot do this bad boy justice. My vote for #1.
Estimated Prophet
Nov. 2, 1977
Field House - Seneca College

Intense doesn't even do it justice. Face-melting is getting there...Notice the oddball Phil request for Mr. Sandoz D. Laudid backstage right before the song. Definitely kick-ass and one of the few best Estimateds out there.
Dark Star
Aug. 27, 1972
Old Renaissance Faire Grounds

I have come around on the notion that the El Paso is a nice weird turn, or as one post said, a nice Prankster moment. And, yeah, maybe the world would've ended if they had gone into Dew, so that's a good thing. By extension, one might say, the Pranksters saved the world.
Cold Rain and Snow
July 16, 1976
Orpheum Theatre

And who could argue with the guy? "anything" they played in that glorious year was worth a listen