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Shakedown Street
Dec. 31, 1989
Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum

New Year's '89>'90?! Yes, pretty please! The crowd is totally into it. Check out the build up before the song starts (matrix recording recommended)
Franklin's Tower
April 29, 1977
The Palladium

Bouncy/Shuffly and Inspired! God save the child who rings that bell!!!
They Love Each Other
April 29, 1977
The Palladium

Super tight. Good groove.


Feb. 25, 1990
Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum

This is one of my favorite versions because of the sweet midi effects, but this is not the Without a Net version. Cassidy from Without a Net is 10/16/89.
Jack Straw
Jan. 11, 1979
Nassau Coliseum

Fast playing isn’t very fun to listen to if it’s not played cleanly. The energy is great but idk why this is ranked as high as it is. It’s full of glaring mistakes! Everyone here is gushing over Jerry’s “shredding” in the outtro here but, musically speaking, it is sub-par because the the majority of the notes are late in the attack. And this is not his most creative moment either, as he is just picking part of a scale and just going up and down back and forth a bunch of times, then moving to a different part of the scale and doing the same thing. There are so many more versions out there, which are played with this kind of energy, but which also feature more of Jerry’s (and the rest of the band’s) high level of musical creativity, freshly articulated around every twist and turn.
Might As Well
Oct. 29, 1977
Evans Field House, Northern Illinois University

There's a new Dave Usborne matrix of this show on the archive, and it sounds really, really good. I love his matrixes btw. Check out his matrix of 3/26/90!
U.S. Blues (Wave That Flag)
June 22, 1976
Tower Theatre

Aaaah the crowd is soo pumped and into it!!!!
Samson and Delilah
May 12, 1977
Auditorium Theatre

So fun to listen to the audience source of this version. It's so good!!! So so so so so so much energy!!!!!