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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
1
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
2
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

China Cat Sunflower -> I Know You Rider
June 22, 1973
Pacific Coliseum

This transition! Fluttering, melodic notes, and graceful, lovely peak.
Scarlet Begonias -> Fire On The Mountain
April 3, 1982
The Scope

Oooooooweeee, this Scarlet transition is amazing! lovely, melodic, and unique. def worthy of high rankings and multiple respins
He's Gone
May 12, 1980
Boston Garden

Traverses from church, to intense, to flat out bonkers. Sooo good
Playin' In The Band
June 8, 1980
Folsom Field, University of Colorado

Has some nice depth for a compact version. Not to mention the absolutely stunning UJB>P>UJB show opener call.
Uncle John's Band
June 8, 1980
Folsom Field, University of Colorado

Beautiful version and a jaw dropping way to open a show! I love the introduction, ushering in the next 15 years of the Dead