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Grateful Dead April 1, 1985
Cumberland County Civic Center Portland, ME | Listen on archive
5Just Like Tom Thumb's Blues
Jerry plays a blistering beautiful solo during this version and Phil vamps it up like only he can! A classic version loads of FUN
Tight, awesome playing!! Into a chonky and perky GSET!
2West L.A. Fadeaway
Slow and serious. Mickey is masterful as is the overall tone control.Solo could have had more satisfying crescendo, fun lowkey set 1 vibe
down to business in the mines of emotion. Tight and incredible. A gem of a intuitive version with lots of rootsy charisma and swingin' euphoria..
2Looks Like Rain
Tender, soothing, perfect. Brimming with firecracker... jerry rips a mean fret-flyer or two
1Might As Well
flecked with blues licks and modal harmony... explosive stuff excellent yelping and melt
1Eyes Of The World
jesus they're late for the plane on this version, autobahn Eyesie. defiant, rewarding stuff
1China Cat Sunflower -> I Know You Rider
Wow! Smokin! Jerry whips up an amazing transition before crossing into Rider. Playing is tight and fast. Heady af!