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Mercury

colorful wookie

+1200


Submissions

1
Good Lovin'
June 13, 1970
Red Vest

Another punchy shot in the arm from 1970
1
Eyes Of The World
Feb. 24, 1973
University of Iowa

Amazed at how these early versions are so well established, moving along confidently yet dreamily; then some unique post-lyric explorations.
4
Big Railroad Blues
Nov. 17, 1971
Albuquerque Civic Auditorium

A fresh, hoppin' four minutes of GD
2
Drums
April 29, 1971
Fillmore East

GD 101
2
Around and Around
April 23, 1977
Springfield Civic Center

Crisp ’77 slice of a meaty sandwich

Comments

Sugaree
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
Rheinhalle

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.
Viola Lee Blues
July 3, 1966
Fillmore Auditorium

Yup. +1'd it way back when. Longtime favorite. Well executed. Jugband meets pyschedelia.
Dark Star
Feb. 2, 1970
Fox Theatre

Hung with this one’s brisk, confident, and enthusiastic pace up the trail; moving through the heart of the journey being both reminiscent of other outings during this time and distinct unto itself -- while all the while quenching that ongoing pursuit of exploration; upon return, still enjoying the forever altered familiarity that began with that timeless tap on the shoulder.