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Don't Ease Me In
July 10, 1989
Giants Stadium

Usually a bit of a throwaway for me, but this one was lyrically enthusiastic with tight playing
3
Franklin's Tower
July 10, 1989
Giants Stadium

Tight, bright version. A great yin to the Stranger yang opener
1
Hey Pocky Way
April 30, 1988
Frost Amphitheatre

Blistering, full band energy. Crunchy Brent, fiery Jerry soloing - Bobby notes pre-song, this is the "drummer's choice" - Version cranks
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Row Jimmy
April 30, 1988
Frost Amphitheatre

Absolutely glistening solo from Jerry and tasteful tonal fills from Brent. Choice
1
Feel Like A Stranger
April 30, 1988
Frost Amphitheatre

Super tight, funky, slinky Stranger, to really get the night moving. HOT

Comments

Truckin'
March 24, 1973
The Spectrum

I credit the mere existence of this jam to the Billy the Kid, channeling his inner Art Blakey and refusing to let the end of Truckin' dissolve to natural conclusion. Bill kept the driving the splashy high hats, then Bobby caught wise with a clever rhythmic pattern, then Phil dove in with the foundational low end. To my ears, this is one of the most easily identifiable and exemplary jams that highlight just how much certain Dead jams could be classified as pure free-form jazz. The period before Spanish Jam could have been pouring out of Blue Note, rather than the Philly Spectrum. Bill takes home the MVP on this in a big way, but everyone makes incredible contributions on this all-timer version. Very grateful to finally have a polished SBD in the new Dave's release!
Good Lovin'
Dec. 31, 1976
Cow Palace

Agree with comments above. The mid/end "jam" is funky, unique, and hints strongly at the impending Samson. Def worth a spin
Playin' In The Band
Dec. 31, 1976
Cow Palace

In a night that is a veritable human highlight reel, this Playin' is a shining example of why this show should be unquestionably in the upper echelon. The initial jam is absolutely hypnotic and entrancing, then Jerry's driven lead is a mature, pointed, and a clear emotional communication. He is on a mission. Purposeful, doesn't devolve into chaos - there is thoughtful intent throughout. Always been a top 3 for me and finally having the joy of hearing on vinyl after a recent buy. This one deserves way, wayyyy (like WAY) more dap
Cassidy
June 17, 1991
Giants Stadium

Lengthy (relatively speaking), dreamy jam in the middle. Whole band connecting as a unified voice.
Brown Eyed Women
June 17, 1991
Giants Stadium

Bruce on this - my GOD! Hard to follow Jerry's killer solo, but Bruce practically lights the keys on fire. So, so good. Phil with great thumping groundwork