find the best versions of grateful dead songs

please login or register.


George Matters



Oct. 15, 1989
Meadowlands Arena

Melodic and intense, by far my favorite space melts into Stella. Very underrated show.
Stella Blue
Oct. 15, 1989
Meadowlands Arena

Highlight of an underrated show.
Black Peter
Dec. 1, 1979
Stanley Theater

Slow and intense.
Wang Dang Doodle
July 8, 1990
Three Rivers Stadium

Very intense version in a bluesy second set.


Tennessee Jed
May 1, 1981
Hampton Coliseum

I've always really liked this one. High energy lead in to the raucous Let It Grow > Deal set closer.
Hell in a Bucket
Oct. 19, 1989
The Spectrum

After a relatively low energy show on the 18th (I think they may have been a little shell-shocked & distracted by news of the earthquake on the 17th), we walked in to this show at the start of Bucket and you could tell the energy level was through the roof compared to the prior night.
Oct. 19, 1989
The Spectrum

If you've just listened to this on Without a Net, make an effort to get the show and listen to the whole thing. The whole show is smoking, especially the second set.
Far From Me
July 14, 1990
Foxboro Stadium

This is the one I always come back to for this song. My last show with Brent and him singing "this could be my last song for you" (although, technically, it wasn't since there was I Will Take You Home in the 2nd set). Then the encore was This Could Be The Last Time > And We Bid You Goodnight. Just one of those cosmic spooky Grateful Dead things.
Good Lovin'
Oct. 12, 1984
Augusta Civic Center

This is the gold standard of the Brent-era versions. Encore of a legendary set.