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Houston Head



New Minglewood Blues
April 25, 1977
Capitol Theater

Keith and Bobby absolutely crush it, setting up a white hot solo from Jerry to kick off a brilliant show.
The Music Never Stopped
June 17, 1976
Capitol Theater

Swirling, cohesive and inspired. It may not hit the rousing peaks of 78, but it's damn fine.
The Wheel
June 15, 1976
Beacon Theatre

Ecstatic and confident with a sweet transition into Sugar Mags.
Mexicali Blues
May 19, 1974
Portland Memorial Coliseum

This one takes a sharp left turn into some weird tones and aggressive soloing from Keith and Jerry.
May 17, 1974
P.N.E. Coliseum

Country rock pulsing with jazzy energy. One of the most exciting pre-hiatus versions.


Nov. 4, 1977
Cotterell Gym - Colgate University

I will never understand why Dead & Company treats this as more of a jam vehicle than GD ever did. So much potential always kept so brief!
China Cat Sunflower -> I Know You Rider
June 24, 1973
Memorial Coliseum

The transition jam lives in some groovy space in between mellow noodling and hot-shit riffing... the kind of thing only '73 Garcia could truly pull off. Underrated.
Nov. 2, 1977
Field House - Seneca College

Bob seems to be playing off Keith more than usual, with both offering up several fresh ideas that seem to get Jerry inspired at the same time. Stellar version.
Big River
Nov. 2, 1977
Field House - Seneca College

This should be number one.
Eyes Of The World
Oct. 29, 1977
Evans Field House, Northern Illinois University

There are certainly some hiccups in this version, but the sheer bliss of the jams in this version more than make up for it.