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Hurts Me Too
Sept. 3, 1967
Dance Hall

Classic early GD blues from the dance hall
U.S. Blues (Wave That Flag)
April 18, 1978
Civic Arena

My oh my, Duke-like shenanigans, we can only wonder if it's another Air Jerry
Alabama Getaway
Sept. 23, 1982
Veterans' Memorial Coliseum

A fiery and authoritative opener
Let It Grow
Sept. 23, 1982
Veterans' Memorial Coliseum

Lotza rapid-fire Jerry here
New Minglewood Blues
Sept. 18, 1990
Madison Square Garden

A strong, underrated show, though even the vid can't come close to capturing the MS(ener)G


Dark Star
April 13, 1969

Holy Blistering Bialys, Batman! Explosive, highly expressive... words won't do it. Jerry gets out an infinity of notes throughout. I'll listen to it another couple dozen times and report back.
Oct. 9, 1977
McNichols Arena

Getting back to the Sugaree: fine, elastic soarage with a '77 head-of-steam and controlled out-of-controlness.
May 26, 1977
Baltimore Civic Center

I return to this one a lot. As the big wave swells during that second instrumental, Jerry's and Bob's airy dancing on the crest is what it's all about.
Dark Star
Jan. 17, 1970
Oregon State University

Kicked it up a notch... glad to have gotten to know this version better.
Playin' In The Band
April 24, 1972

Always great to blast this one – an excellent, frenzied installment from the intense period in the evolution of this song. I am now sufficiently Dusseldorfed, even Rheinhalled, and can therefore carry on with my day.