find the best versions of grateful dead songs
Oct. 21, 1973
Omaha Civic Auditorium
Blazing version, but I nominated it primarily for its placement within the context of the tasty Playin'->Half-Step->Big River->Playin' sandwich.
June 30, 1973
Jerry's pipes never sounded sweeter, and Keith's barrel-house piano chops complements perfectly!
July 17, 1976
Oct. 10, 1976
Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum
The previous night's version was tasty, but this one is delicious. The nomination for this one is long overdue. The whole show is quintessential '76
Dec. 26, 1981
Whoa! This one somehow slipped through the cracks - A hidden gem for sure!
show more submissions
The Other One
Aug. 22, 1972
Berkeley Community Theatre
Phil leaves his tire tracks all over you back on this whopper. What a week this was in Grateful Dead history!
Feb. 5, 1978
Uni Dome, U of Northern Iowa
Still no comments, eh? This one left everyone speechless I guess! Energetic, yet about as tight as a Truckin' can get for the era. It rocks with a nice, swirling ending jam before drums, and no vocal flubs, to boot! Along with 4/21, this Truckin' is top-shelf for '78.
Not Fade Away
Jan. 22, 1978
McArthur Court, U of Oregon
High octane version (whole second set smokes).
The Other One
Feb. 28, 1973
Yes, best source available. Phil's "Big Brown" sounds warm, rich, thunderous. Feb '73 = Pure bliss.
Sept. 21, 1972
^Nice to hear, darkstar67. Yeah, if there is a silver lining to the present shelter-in-place situation many of us are in, it's that it affords many of us more time to listen, love, analyze and discuss the music of the good ol' Grateful Dead! Might as well, might as well...
show more comments
Scarlet Begonias -> Fire On The Mountain
Playin' In The Band
Eyes Of The World
Gimme Some Lovin', Oxford Plains Speedway, July 2, 1988
Johnny B. Goode, Seattle Center Coliseum, June 26, 1973
Lost Sailor -> Saint of Circumstance, Seattle Center Coliseum, June 13, 1980
Jerry's wrecked voice is ...
Nod to quinn - ...
Really as good as ...
resources & sponsors
headyversion loves the dead but is in no way affiliated with The Grateful Dead or affiliated enterprises.
find out more