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Help On The Way > Slipknot > Franklin's Tower
June 17, 1976
Crazy good show from a crazy good month...great slipknot & they ain't done after franklin's...right into sick stealthy dancin
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
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.
Aug. 4, 1976
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
Dec. 13, 1980
Long Beach Arena
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Aug. 6, 1971
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.
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.
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.
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
And who could argue with the guy? "anything" they played in that glorious year was worth a listen
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Scarlet Begonias -> Fire On The Mountain
Playin' In The Band
Eyes Of The World
Sugar Magnolia, Selland Arena, Jan. 15, 1978
Casey Jones, Philadelphia Civic Center, Aug. 4, 1974
Loser, Bangor Municipal Auditorium, April 22, 1971
Outro is breathtaking
Ah, from Terrapin, thru ...
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