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Good Lovin'
April 30, 1977
The Palladium

I typically find the post '72 versions of this song to be a bit of filler, but this one has some nice accents from Keith and some ramp-up ending chaw
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Wharf Rat
Nov. 17, 1971
Albuquerque Civic Auditorium

Relatively short, given later incarnations, but this one has wonderful energy behind it, deliberate playing, and a delicate finish
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Bertha
Dec. 10, 1973
Charlotte Coliseum

Jerry on his giddy up and RIDE for this show opener.
2
Drums
July 12, 1989
RFK Stadium

The Drums is fine/good, but this one is great to cleary hear some spunion shout "holy fucking, SHIT!" on the SBD. Someone's mind = blown... Priceless
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Bird Song
July 9, 1989
Giants Stadium

Very inspired playing. Jazzy swing from the rhythm devils, Lesh is barreling down the low end, and Jerry dancing the leads to a powerful conclusion

Comments

Jack A Roe
July 8, 1990
Three Rivers Stadium

Absolute scorcher. Nimble licks abound
Tennessee Jed
April 22, 1978
Nashville Municipal Auditorium

Like others, not a massive TJ fan, but was in Nashville and a spin felt obligatory. This one is a crusher - band is tight and Jer puts the hammer DOWN on the leads. Very enjoyable version and yeah, they def brought it in Nash during an already iconic month in dead history
New Minglewood Blues
April 22, 1978
Nashville Municipal Auditorium

Powerhouse energetic and Bobby legitimately snarling and growling in full force. Killllllller
Playin' In The Band
Sept. 25, 1991
Boston Garden

Thick cosmic soup. At times demonic in nature, then a flawless transition into Terrapin
Terrapin Station
Sept. 25, 1991
Boston Garden

The embarrassingly entendred name “clam jam,” is very well done. I’ve always loved this show