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Weirs Jort Army



Sept. 17, 1982
Cumberland County Civic Center

Excellent energy and Jerry led jamming to start a smoking show
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
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
Dec. 10, 1973
Charlotte Coliseum

Jerry on his giddy up and RIDE for this show opener.
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


Help On The Way > Slipknot > Franklin's Tower
April 17, 1984
Niagara Falls Convention Center

Is there slop in here? Oh you better believe it - BUT, this Slipknot! has a flat out bonkers, high octane jam. Jerry is a freight train of frantic energy, making this one special.
Doin' That Rag
April 25, 1969
Electric Theater

Ramp up jam at the end has Bruce Banner ferocity. BIGGG ONE!
Eyes Of The World
Aug. 30, 1980
The Spectrum

Jerry dancing HARD on this biddy.
Estimated Prophet
Aug. 30, 1980
The Spectrum

Oh yeah, this one is DOPE. A product of what has been a really fruitful 30 days of dead and this one has a dizzying early peak, nimble Jerry work in the jam and Brent coming through clutch in the keys. Very choice and worthy of a spin. Transish into a stellar Eyes is on point
Big River
May 17, 1974
P.N.E. Coliseum