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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

Candyman
July 31, 1982
Manor Downs

A truly clean and wonderful version. Smooth and certainly worthy of a spin
Dark Star
Feb. 22, 1969
Dream Bowl

Absolutely hypnotic and mesmerizing. Meditative version
Jack A Roe
May 15, 1977
St. Louis Arena

Definitely a more laid back, gentle though bouncy rendition. Very nice
Eyes Of The World
July 19, 1974
Selland Arena

If it ever feels like nothing is going right in the world, this version is a beacon of light to the contrary. Full band participation, but Phil, Billy, and Keith really holds this one down and bring it to the next echelon. Lovely and have respun several times this week alone
Lazy Lightnin' -> Supplication
May 15, 1977
St. Louis Arena

Not usually my track, but this one flows beautifully and the rhythm devils are pushing this one alone. Heady and worth a spin