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Grateful Dead July 13, 1989
RFK Stadium Washington, DC | Listen on archive
19To Lay Me Down
Crushingly soulful take here. It's all in the vocals...Jerry and Brent.
5The Music Never Stopped
Bob sings lightning line and it strikes - ho-hum just another show they hit the pocket here. Source: CM with corrected date.
13Hell in a Bucket
Nice weaving Phil JG torches the jam and we get a nice lift off.
11Cold Rain and Snow
Lively interplay with Brent touches this one delivers.
Adding this based purely on the listening party sample for the forthcoming box set.
14Stuck Inside of Mobile with the Memphis Blues Again
The golden year for Memphis Blues. Bruce is given the main solo spot.
Intersesting as the second set opener.
10The Other One
Top notch 10 minute 89 version
Spot on version. Clean and bright.
8Let It Grow
9Looks Like Rain
very well performed. Re-master on the RFK boxset is sublime. Someone is triggering dramatic thunderstorm sound effects around the 7:00 mark.
7Little Red Rooster
Real nasty LRR
Not normally a big fan of this song, but Bruce Hornsby on accordion adds a lot of welcome texture to the mix
Ok maybe I’m having a major brain fart but I can’t remember Brent ever doing a full blown verse