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Cassidy
Oct. 16, 1981
Melkweg

A unique sounding Cassidy. Parts of this almost sound like a studio release of a different band playing like the dead.
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Scarlet Begonias -> Fire On The Mountain
Sept. 20, 1982
Madison Square Garden

MSG Scarlet Fire from the Fall of '82 - great transition.
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Mississippi Halfstep Uptown Toodeloo
Oct. 14, 1976
Shrine Auditorium

The last halfstep of '76. After Rio Grandeo everyone including the crowd gets into it. The source is a B+ AUD.
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U.S. Blues (Wave That Flag)
Dec. 30, 1977
Winterland Arena

Topical
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Ship of Fools
Dec. 30, 1977
Winterland Arena

Timely

Comments

Help On The Way > Slipknot > Franklin's Tower
June 27, 1976
Auditorium Theatre

Tremendous. There are some greats in June '76 and this one deserves a place in that conversation. I listened to Usborne's matrix which, as usual, sounded great. I'm feeling some 76 HSF right now darkstar - I'll check those three out.
Help On The Way > Slipknot > Franklin's Tower
Oct. 11, 1977
Lloyd Noble Center - University of Oklahoma

I don't hear the tightness. Yes, it's a '77 HSF, so it's awesome, but during the segue from Help to Slipknot I always think, "That's why they stopped playing this." It's sloppy. But yeah, ok. That section requires synchronicity like some in St. Stephen - another one that would fall out for long periods of time.
Eyes Of The World
May 14, 1978
Providence Civic Center

Jerry goes back and forth between rapid sequences of notes and then what I would describe as unsatisfying fanning. It seems like he wants the band to play at a different tempo, tries to make it happen and never gets it where he wants. This happens in the intro and in the first two breaks. There is a long, spacey outro that I preferred to the entire song proper.
Cassidy
May 14, 1978
Providence Civic Center

This is gorgeous, absolutely beautiful.
Mississippi Halfstep Uptown Toodeloo
May 14, 1978
Providence Civic Center

I like the post rio grandeo break (rolling, loping) better than the pre break (bendy, not sweet enough). Still, this one comes from the end of the half step golden era, so it probably beats out about 200 others.