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LL Cool Rain
Big Boss Man
April 13, 1971
Catholic Youth Center
Great vox and harp work by Pigpen at the Catholic center. Great sound quality too.
July 10, 1970
Shortest Cryptical they ever played. One minute and 9 seconds (and without the intro)
Beat it on Down The Line
May 7, 1970
DuPont Gym - MIT
Johnny B. Goode
Sept. 26, 1972
R.I.P. Chuck Berry
Monkey and the Engineer
April 24, 1970
Very listenable and would have been ranked higher if it wasn't for the WTF recording technique
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July 12, 1987
So what does Weir's funky chord work gives this version again?
April 15, 1969
The Music Box
First appearence of the Main Ten (aka proto Playin')
April 1, 1980
I think it's Phil on lead guitar and Mickey/Bill on vocals
June 9, 1977
So much better (vocal-wise) than most of the Losers classed higher than on the list.
Sing Me Back Home
May 26, 1972
Yes, I forgot that Pigpen was perfect in everything he ever did because he died young (I'm a big fan of his by the way)
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Playin' In The Band
Scarlet Begonias -> Fire On The Mountain
Eyes Of The World
Row Jimmy, Palais Des Sports, Sept. 20, 1974
Cryptical Envelopment, Crystal Ballroom, Feb. 3, 1968
Wave to the Wind, The Omni, March 22, 1993
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