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Grateful Dead Aug. 7, 1971
Golden Hall San Diego, CA | Listen on archive
10Goin' Down The Road Feelin' Bad
Another great vesion from ’71 with a unique transition jam after the “We bid you Goodnight” coda, this time into JBG.
25Hard to Handle
When I'm a little hard to handle I load this up and pull the trigger. I'm surprised no one submitted this one yet.
Phil is all over this. Short and sweet version.
6Next Time You See Me
Cool, calmed down version, solid guitar tone.. Just too good man
I know its not on archive but this version is miles better than anything else on this list
Mellow, No keyboard, clean and cool
8China Cat Sunflower -> I Know You Rider
The DP 35 houseboat tapes version is very hot for '71. Great interplay between the band, Phil Bombs.
Jerry rips; classic summer 71
Opens 2nd set and delivers the goods in '71 style
Jerry leans into it with a jaw-tighteningly crisp and high-voltage tone for a killer solo, though the group is a bit loose. Pigpen sounds amazing.
Sweet country Dead. Great mix if you want to feel Phil's thunder.
5Big Boss Man
Pigpen’s vox is just amazing here (as always). Great show.
7Sing Me Back Home
So sweet and sad, with a giant of a solo and crisp harmonising.
3Not Fade Away
Super sublime transition into GDRTFB
San Diego Convention Hall
Moving Vocals on this DP35 version
2Big Railroad Blues
This one's somehow not on here? The classic opener to Dick's Picks 35, and a MONSTER of a version.
2Me and My Uncle
All of Bob's cowboy songs from this show are smokin' hot