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Good Lovin'
April 29, 1980
Fox Theatre

Here's how great this one is: I had to listen to it twice and I still can't figure out what makes it great. But it is.
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He's Gone
April 28, 1980
N/A

Listen to Bobby's playing on this
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Brokedown Palace
Dec. 30, 1979
Oakland Auditorium

If you're a fan of Brokedown Palace guitar solos, this one's for you
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Johnny B. Goode
Dec. 10, 1979
Soldiers' and Sailors' Memorial Hall

Everyone sounds great on this outrageous version. Check out Brent's vocals and playing, as well as Bobby's playing. Burning.
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Space
Nov. 8, 1979
Capitol Center

Brent contributes a lot to this brief, beautiful, disturbing Space.

Comments

Dark Star
Feb. 13, 1970
Fillmore East

So many reasons why this version is fucking awesome. They immediately fly into a weird place, almost like they're picking up from some previous DS. Full of incredible moments, such as the one at 8:30 where Jerry, Phil, and Bobby each play something amazing in quick succession.
Goin' Down The Road Feelin' Bad
April 28, 1980
N/A

Where the water tastes like wine, I swear! Great vocals by Jer, hard rocking version.
Feel Like A Stranger
April 28, 1980
N/A

This is one of those tunes that sounded great right out of the box and this version kicks ass. Love Bobby's playing in the jam.
Tennessee Jed
April 28, 1980
N/A

It's alarming when they lose the form, especially in a simple tune like this. It is interesting when they try to put the train back on the tracks though - the end here sounds like pure, desperate survival.
Tennessee Jed
Dec. 31, 1979
Oakland Auditorium

Monster, outrageous solo by Jerry