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Man Smart, Woman Smarter
April 7, 1985
Dialed in, rocking hard, a just-right vocal breakdown with a slamming tight finish!
Aug. 30, 1970
Totally locked in and tight, tight, tight!
July 19, 1990
Deer Creek Music Center
Brent is wailing the B3 and the ending crescendo is Allmans-esque with Phil dropping massive bombs. Excellent close to set 1.
Dec. 31, 1987
Oakland Coliseum Arena
"Good evening and a very Happy New Year to you all" after a real nice Bertha>Promised opener
April 28, 1991
Sam Boyd Silver Bowl
It took Foolish a few years to really develop. Phil is doing it up in a well developed jam crescendo with a very tasty solo from Jerry.
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West L.A. Fadeaway
July 26, 1987
My first show, went with seasoned Heads who got me really high. One of many epiphanies i had this day was the meaning of "little red light on the highway, big green light on the speedway" but I forgot what I realized the next day and have never been able to recall since! "When is the next show???!!!"
Touch of Grey
March 23, 1987
First East Coast tour after Jerry's coma made everybody extra grateful to be at a Dead show and made the line "we will survive" even more poignant. Triumphant meaningful version that is a great example of the symbiosis between crowd and band, damn shame all the "SBD"s from this tour are really just poorer quality AUD recorded by the soundboard.
Lost Sailor -> Saint of Circumstance
Oct. 10, 1982
Best peaking crescendo of any Saint I've heard, Jerry is blisteringly fast, builds and builds til it explodes,
June 22, 1973
That "thing" is a thing of beauty called a Fender Rhodes and Keith's playing of it is half of what makes this Bird Song so great, IMO! Hard to believe someone doesn't like it but different strokes for different folks. Plenty of versions without a Fender Rhodes for them.
June 22, 1973
I totally dig the electric piano sound Keith is using on this one.
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Playin' In The Band
Scarlet Begonias -> Fire On The Mountain
Eyes Of The World
Looks Like Rain, Henry J. Kaiser Center, Feb. 14, 1986
El Paso, Music Hall, Dec. 2, 1973
Drums -> Space, Capital Centre, March 9, 1992
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