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Dec. 7, 1979
Indiana Convention Center
Want a deep, heavy, convincingly powerful and authentic Wharf Rat? I usually find those in '84...but here is one that lets you partake in the journey.
New Minglewood Blues
Sept. 2, 1983
Boise Pavilion - Boise State University
Beyond HOT! This version cooks so darn hard...
To Lay Me Down
April 11, 1988
Joe Louis Arena
Jerry's creaky and weathered voice make this offering from my first show one of my emotional faves.
Just Like Tom Thumb's Blues
June 22, 1993
Deer Creek Music Center
Phil nails it, and the crowd goes NUTS! Best one I saw live.
Feb. 12, 1989
Great Western Forum
Sick, sick, SICK Row Jimmy! Jerry can melt a heart of stone on this one.
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Sept. 4, 1983
Park West Ski Resort
This 6 minute Spanish Jam features some of the best Weir/Garcia dialogue of the early ‘80s. This SBD is crystal clear. Jerry’s snaky lead runs with Bobs angular counterpoint attack is mind melting!
Dec. 5, 1981
Market Square Arena
I LOVE the way Phil leads this one in...and how locked in they all are as they stomp this version out. A straight fire hoe-down!
Help On The Way > Slipknot > Franklin's Tower
April 1, 1984
Marin County Veterans Auditorium
Jerry just runs spider fingers all over the fretboard on this Slipknot. These ‘84 versions are amazing.
May 3, 1986
This one is a real tear jerker. Some of the most soulful singing I’ve ever heard.
June 10, 1984
Easily one of the best. High energy and A+ execution. A good version to quiet the naysayers!!
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Scarlet Begonias -> Fire On The Mountain
Playin' In The Band
Eyes Of The World
China Cat Sunflower -> I Know You Rider, Practice Studio, Sept. 29, 1971
Mexicali Blues, The Spectrum, March 24, 1973
Don't Ease Me In, Cumberland County Civic Center, May 11, 1980
Preview of what's to ...
As soon as Garcia ...
Substantive. Pretty fucking delightful ...
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