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Submissions

1
Looks Like Rain
Dec. 28, 1989
Coliseum Arean

Another strong version from Brent's last year. Colorful with a swirling energy.
1
Mexicali Blues
Nov. 17, 1971
Albuquerque Civic Auditorium

Breakneck speed and blazing energy!
3
Me and Bobby McGee
Nov. 17, 1971
Albuquerque Civic Auditorium

Phil and Billy really drive this one. Astonishing energy.
1
Jack Straw
Nov. 17, 1971
Albuquerque Civic Auditorium

There’s something about the pluck of this early version. Fresh and surprising even if you’ve heard a billion Jack Straws.
2
Jack Straw
Aug. 25, 1972
Berkeley Community Theatre

The most active, detailed ’72 Jack Straw I can recall.

Comments

Not Fade Away
June 4, 1977
The Forum

Today I learned that, at double speed, NFA can sound like the insanely jammed-out Minglewood that never was. Check out this version to hear what I mean. Brilliant show all around, and the AUD is pretty excellent!
Promised Land
Aug. 25, 1972
Berkeley Community Theatre

No kidding about the start!
Here Comes Sunshine
July 28, 1973
Grand Prix Racecourse

Some blazin’ funky jamming here that sounds like something Pig would have rapped over a couple years earlier.
Here Comes Sunshine
Dec. 1, 1994
McNichols Sports Arena

(Whoops, commented on the wrong version. Damn mobile.)
He's Gone
Dec. 28, 1990
Coliseum Arena

Easy upvote for the mesmerizing post-song jam, which at times sounds plucked from an extended Truckin’ > Other One transition circa ’72.