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Grateful Dead Feb. 21, 1971
Capitol Theater Port Chester, NY | Listen on archive
just about exactly perfect
6Playin' In The Band
Want to be present at its birth? The infant Bacchus emerges. I love this song. This is the 1st time they nail it.
Not the best show, but the best Rat of this run. 4th ever, but the first one to stretch out and become its full self.
16Cold Rain and Snow
Hot psychedelic cowboy grateful dead
4Me and My Uncle
Super chilled out version and Jerrys solo is on point
Hope you like Jerrys wah because this ones got a ton of it!
WOW They nailed this one! Pigpens "rap" is just perfect
14China Cat Sunflower -> I Know You Rider
Crackling with energy. Tight as a single drummer.
Warp speed, precise, slightly unhinged, and driving into the greenish-blue evening.
An intimate very early Bird Song - Quartet-styled, which serves this song really well. Also: you can hear the thinking, especially between guitars.
Major screw-up of the lyrics here, Pig tries to make up for it and then Jerry just steals the show. I can dig.
3Next Time You See Me
Excellent harmonica solo from Pig.
4Johnny B. Goode
They attack this one with a rare level of energy and precision. Nice showcase for Pig on Organ too.
5Greatest Story Ever Told
Grooviest Story Ever Told
6Me and Bobby McGee
Great vocals by Bobby
Always love an early Loser, fourth time played
6Uncle John's Band
Oh so sweet! What a way to cap the night
4Beat it on Down The Line
Garage band-Country-rock twang ridiculousness! Into a powerful Wharf Rat.........
Pretty good climax on this one, which is the key to the song IMO. All-around solid version, surprised it's not on here yet.