Scarlet Begonias -> Fire On The Mountain
April 23, 1977
Springfield Civic Center
Jerry's intro in this version of Fire gives me goosebumps every time. Sure, his solo after the first verse is amazing, but take another listen at the intro. Right from the moment he opens up with the MuTron, and for the next 40 seconds, we have a pristine example of exactly how very good he was at lyrical improvisation on his guitar. I wouldn't even mind saying (think of the circumstances - third Fire ever, auto-wah basically brand new sound) that out of all I have ever heard him play, that his first run of notes in the beginning of this Fire is my favorite run I have EVER heard him play...