The Other One
March 3, 1971
A huge fan of '71 Other Ones - and this one is a really good example. To me, it's definitely '71 in spirit, although maybe this performance carries a little bit of the '70 wildness into the proceedings. With just Kreutzmann at the helm, the group is steered into a cleaner, spacier, more jazzbo feel. I've read that they were way more into playing Other One at this point than Dark Star b/c O1 propelled them into different territory - territory they were excited about exploring. Here, Garcia, in particular, seems very happy to ride the wave and let it push/pull him into all sorts of grey, intimate places. And I love the chimey stuff @ 7:30 - Weir playing behind the nut? Almost TC/Lagin-esque. Very large version. Thanks for the rec!