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John_Bonham

Europe '72

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Submissions

2
Feel Like A Stranger
June 23, 1990
Autzen Stadium

Very hot. Long, jammed-out ending. Great stuff from Summer '90
5
Gimme Some Lovin'
June 15, 1985
Greek Theater

The entire show is PERFECTION, but you've got to hear the transition from Wheel into Gimme Some Lovin. They just nail it. Best version ever
2
Uncle John's Band
Feb. 5, 1970
Fillmore West

Very mellow version, almost an Island feel. A long, slow, jammed-out version. Tasty leads from Garcia. Electric with an acoustic feel.
4
Hell in a Bucket
Oct. 11, 1983
Madison Square Garden

A "Perfect" version. Drums, vocals, guitar leads, bass... everyone is on-point!
8
Hell in a Bucket
July 13, 1984
Greek Theatre, U. Of California

Surprised this has't been submitted yet. My favorite version. So much energy. Weir screaming like crazy. Drummers going nuts.

Comments

Playin' In The Band
Feb. 26, 1977
Swing Auditorium

I keep coming back to this one. Veneta may be the "best" PITB ever, but I think this one is my "favorite." The meltdown before THE WHEEL is a classic moment, up there with Wembley '72 Dark Star -> Sugar Mags
The Wheel
Feb. 26, 1977
Swing Auditorium

Best WHEEL. Best Keith+ Donna WHHEL. I keep coming back to this one! Phil drops bombs. Truly a sing-along in the car version. <3 <3 <3
St. Stephen
May 5, 1977
New Haven Coliseum

This one is really unique. They really stretch-out here.
Not Fade Away
Dec. 31, 1990
Coliseum Arena

This one is very, very good. Branford Marsalis joins in about half-way through.
Dark Star
Feb. 11, 1970
Fillmore East

So chunky