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gwelch3

Fall 73

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Submissions

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China Cat Sunflower -> I Know You Rider
Feb. 14, 1970
Fillmore East

How is this not here?? Dicks picks 4... a classic primal china>rider no doubt.
3
Promised Land
May 26, 1972
Strand Lyceum

Grate version... listen carefully at the beginning you can hear Jerry yell "put your acid in!"

Comments

Eyes Of The World
Sept. 11, 1974
Alexandra Palace

Lol and the branford version is rated number 1? what a joke... 73-74 was the peak of eyes jams. This is a prime example
Me and My Uncle
Sept. 10, 1974
Alexandra Palace

I can't believe this is so low, this is the best me and my uncle of all time. Down-right psychedelic and furious, how could this be so low on this list?
Jack Straw
Aug. 27, 1972
Old Renaissance Faire Grounds

Jack Straw
Aug. 27, 1972
Old Renaissance Faire Grounds

Deadprof I'd love to hear your picks
Jack Straw
Aug. 27, 1972
Old Renaissance Faire Grounds

Just wanted to respond to grendel's comment. I definitely respect your opinion and see where you're coming from with the jams being longer, but i completely disagree with you on the 77 ones being better. 77 was cocaine territory for the grateful dead and that drug never helped this song, most of the versions are entirely too fast/rushing, lacking soul/emotion, lacking listening. I do believe this show is definitely overrated, but not this jack straw, this should be #1. The momentum throughout the song is downright magical, and the interactions between Keith and Jerry and Bobby are superb. I definitely believe this song peaked in 72/73, check out 12/18/73 Curtis Hixon Convention Hall for a superb 73 version. I pretty much entirely disagree with this list, I'll almost always rank a 72 or 73 version higher than post 73. That 79 version being at the top is such a joke, its not even in the top 50 probably, same goes for all of these 80s versions.