headyversion

find the best versions of grateful dead songs

please login or register.

jonmurphy987

lhmonkeywrench

+174


Submissions

2
Not Fade Away
May 11, 1978
Springfield Civic Center Arena

Like most everything else from this show, this one is raucous and passionate, like all great NFAs.
3
Althea
March 11, 1993
Rosemont Horizon

The space in the final solo is indeed getting hot.
1
Franklin's Tower
Dec. 11, 1994
Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum Stadium

Lively version, Jerry was clearly engaged and having fun, even if his chops weren't at 100%. Love the enthusiastic vocals at the end.
2
The Other One
May 9, 1987
Laguna Seca Raceway

Firey, trippy version that leads into a strong Wharf Rat. The vocal effects Bobby used on this tune in '87 sometimes sound hokey, but they work here.
2
Wharf Rat
May 9, 1987
Laguna Seca Raceway

Intense, focused version with lots of Phil bombs. Coming out of a strong The Other One. A combo that could sometime be a post-space snooze delivers.

Comments

Help On The Way > Slipknot > Franklin's Tower
March 11, 1993
Rosemont Horizon

Jerry's vocals are a bit detached but his playing is lively for the most part and the band is generally sounding pretty tight. A solid version.
China Cat Sunflower -> I Know You Rider
Feb. 15, 1973
Dane County Coliseum

The transition jam is excellent and I second the recommendation of the dusborne matrix.
Scarlet Begonias -> Fire On The Mountain
March 16, 1994
Rosemont Horizon

'94 was actually a pretty good year for Scarlet > Fires and this is a good illustration
Promised Land
Sept. 18, 1990
Madison Square Garden

Perfect example of why you don't judge by year alone. This stretched out version tops most 70's versions, and quite easily. Hornsby infuses this with energy and Jerry jumps on board with some serious fanning.
Help On The Way > Slipknot > Franklin's Tower
Dec. 11, 1994
Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum Stadium

This Franklin's is very fun if you're a warm-hearted forgiving Head with a soft spot for 94/95. I nominated Franklin's only given that Help > Slip is forgettable.