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Looks Like Rain
Sept. 2, 1988
Capital Centre

Great LL Rain from my first show. Some "thunder" audio weirdness (Healy?) makes this one unique. Nice raindrop notes fom Jerry at the climax, too.
2
Sugaree
Aug. 26, 1980
Cleveland Public Auditorium

Nicely stretched out, mellow version from Summer '80. This one has some righteous peaks and I love Brent's B3 sound here.
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Death Don't Have No Mercy
Feb. 27, 1969
Fillmore West

This is the one. Jerry shows what he learned from Janis vocally on this one. Just dripping with emotion.
2
Truckin'
May 5, 1990
California State University Dominguez Hills

This is just a monster version. The boys are finally clickin' on all cylinders on this scorching afternoon. Every member really shines.
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Black Peter
May 7, 1979
Allan Kirby Field House

Why isn't this here? Cippolina chips in to make this a unique, and fully voiced Peter.

Comments

Mississippi Halfstep Uptown Toodeloo
July 12, 1989
RFK Stadium

This is a powerhouse version. The band was just smokin' 'em one after the other on this tour. Well jammed out, and with really committed guitar and vocal leads from Senor Garcia.
Midnight Hour
June 4, 1970
Fillmore West

I like this one too! Weir is a monster in the jam, whipping out lead lines alongside Jerry. Mountain Jam and China Cat hints lead back into a seamless reprise. Great stuff.
Looks Like Rain
March 25, 1986
The Spectrum

This is the prototypical one for me. I wore this tape out back in the day. Whatchoo kids know about XLII's?!
Looks Like Rain
July 19, 1989
Alpine Valley Music Theatre

I was there and it really was raining...outstanding run of shows.
Althea
May 16, 1993
Sam Boyd Silver Bowl

This one SMOKES!