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Grateful Dead May 15, 1980
Nassau Coliseum Uniondale, NY | Listen on archive
36Lazy Lightnin' -> Supplication
they crush the combo so nicely
"Go To Nassau" version! Great vocals ("sun so *hot,* the clouds so low...") and there's that "click" moment at 4:50 when the band just starts rockin'
gotta love the cowbell!
Fantastic Jack Straw->Franklin's Tower to start the show.
11Far From Me
Go to Nassau version! These versions are all so similar, I just chose my favorite recording with it. Jerry's phaser runs are impressive!
21Pretty Peggy O
The lyrical sections are solid, nothing really stands out, BUT Jerry's solo is so freakin sweet. The ride is great & Phil and him segue back perfectly
Rippin' getaway, Phil Bomb-punctuated jam. 43rd version to be listed? C'mon! Go to Nassau and check it out.
6Not Fade Away
NFA>GDTLIE>Good Lovin- hot damn if that ain't a crowd pleasing dance-a-thon.
5Goin' Down The Road Feelin' Bad
10Uncle John's Band
Nice one, rising out of a cool Playin' and getting it's own groove on. Featured on Go to Nassau.
5Playin' In The Band
Rockin'. Dig the UJB that follows.
3They Love Each Other
Jerry's vocal delivery is smooth, Brent's contribution fit the groove nicely, and a heady solo from Jer to boot.
2New Minglewood Blues
Groovy Brent keyboard - Go to Nassau
Stunned this ain't here yet. Next night is a famous one. But this 2nd set opener is strong and rugged. Nice moment at "born to be a bachelor..."
A rare and different tune. Real nice transition into epic Playin-UJB from Go to Nassau...
Go To Nassau, of the Weir versions, I always liked it more as a show closer