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Grateful Dead Oct. 30, 1971
Taft Auditorium Cincinnati, OH | Listen on archive
22Comes A Time
Jerry voice reaches new highs in the second chorus
solid version here sung with pure Jerry soul...and heat on the solo
1Big Railroad Blues
Check out Keith on this one! He's never been so up front before & right outta the gate!!
1Playin' In The Band
They really push down on the 10/4 melodic form here, giving it a "The Main Ten" feel lost soon after. KG's 1st month is full of transition Playin's.
Goddamned hard crunching rocker here. Jerry's guitar is so sharp it sounds like breaking glass (in a good way).
4Ramble On Rose
Not my favorite song, but this one rocks. Plus Jerry eviscerates a heckler after.
2Not Fade Away
Great interplay and hot jam in every combination in the birth month of the great quintet. Forgotten show.
Our boys give in to the heckler and rip out a classic Truckin' here. Great rock and roll here with a punchy, aggressive vibe and great soloing.
2Goin' Down The Road Feelin' Bad
The transition jam back to NFA is one of the trippiest, dreamy, paintbrushes of sound ones I know.
2Brown Eyed Women
Professional one here - Jerry in fine voice and KG all over it on the keys!
The heckling before the song deserves attention. Really a under appreciated show considering the nrps, DP 2, etc.
1Beat it on Down The Line
Great one... lots o energy coming outta Bobby
Godchaux leads a version that seethes with the excitement of a new song.