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Submissions

2
Sitting on Top of the World
May 19, 1966
Avalon Ballroom

Short, sweet, but THUMPING
1
Jack Straw
May 17, 1974
P.N.E. Coliseum

Show starts out a bit rough - tech issues, energy, song selection. Boys seem to come alive here, with some nice Jerry leads and Keith fills
1
Althea
June 13, 1980
Seattle Center Coliseum

Perfect tone, swells, and peaks. This soars
1
Feel Like A Stranger
June 14, 1980
Spokane Coliseum

INCREDIBLY slinky. Excellent action Brent-side on this.
1
Big Railroad Blues
June 14, 1980
Spokane Coliseum

Brent and Jerry trade smoking solos, then mesh at the final end jam. Choice

Comments

The Weight
July 23, 1990
World Music Theatre

RIP Brent. His final lyrics are tear jerking in context
Cumberland Blues
July 17, 1989
Alpine Valley Music Theatre

Brent playing like he’s possessed. His link up with Jerry is positively electric. Crusher of a version
Dark Star
May 7, 1972
Bickershaw Festival

Surprising this one doesn't get more dap, because it is a creamy ride through the cosmos. Far more mellow than some of the angular versions from tour, this one is a relaxing sonic cushion to float through deep space. Love it
Chinatown Shuffle
April 14, 1972
Tivolis Koncertsal

Back again on this one. Keith absolutely CHEWING up the scenery. So chunky on the boards. Choice doesn't begin to describe
U.S. Blues (Wave That Flag)
April 25, 1977
Capitol Theater

Often a plug and play, obligatory closer, but this one is different. Band attacks with insane fervor and energy. Colossal high energy closer to an incredible show.