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TheFool

80s VA Deadhead

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Sugar Magnolia
April 14, 1985
Irvine Meadows

Sweet Magnolia Daydream - flawless version
1
Gimme Some Lovin'
Nov. 21, 1985
Henry J. Kaiser Convention Center

Wailin' B-3 Paradise
2
Jack Straw
April 4, 1984
Providence Civic Center

One of the marks of a great jack Straw is when jerry does those guitar fills around Bob's vocals. Jerry nails that here.
4
Deal
April 4, 1985
Civic Center

Blazin' hot smokeshow of syncopated bends, slides, and hammer ons that turns the intensity up to 11
2
Let It Rock
Sept. 16, 1989
Poplar Creek

Clarence Clemons sits in for the whole show and really is a great addition. They rock this Let It Rock better than anywhere else I have heard anywhere

Comments

Stella Blue
July 13, 1984
Greek Theatre, U. Of California

Spectacularly beautiful, flawless version. When Jerry sings "cheap hotel" it blows my mind. Or was it just a dream? Stella Blue!
Throwing Stones
Sept. 2, 1983
Boise Pavilion - Boise State University

As far as this version goes: I don't find this a particularly strong example of Throwing Stones -- and I like Throwing Stones.
Throwing Stones
Sept. 2, 1983
Boise Pavilion - Boise State University

@lost sailor/darkstar: it was relevant back then too.
Eyes Of The World
Sept. 2, 1983
Boise Pavilion - Boise State University

This is one badass Eyes. Flawless, furious, fast! I can't help but think the only reason it is ranked so low is because of general prejudice against 80s shows. Gotta like Phil's twang and bang.
Estimated Prophet
Sept. 2, 1983
Boise Pavilion - Boise State University

fantastic version of one of the greatest songs ever recorded