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Grateful Dead Oct. 17, 1972
Fox Theatre St. Louis, MO | Listen on archive
Jerry is all over this one like stink on poop. This band is a never-ending source of awesome power
25Playin' In The Band
Overlooked by the next night's suite, but another effortlessly powerful 72 Playin'
10China Cat Sunflower -> I Know You Rider
Unique transition jam with a two-chord quarter-note striking pattern before IKYR. Band hits its stride in the set here.
7Mississippi Halfstep Uptown Toodeloo
They're feeling it...in that '72 style.
10Don't Ease Me In
Fast and loose, with great Keith barrelhouse fills. Jerry doesn't want to quit. Good fun.
16Goin' Down The Road Feelin' Bad
Keith is high in the mix and it's just brilliant. The NFA was a bit sloppy, but they nail the GDTRFB and the outro.
7Me and Bobby McGee
This is deserving of
Classic 1972 rip of this one, feels straight out of Europe. Underrated rip from an Underrated show! AWEOME JERRY LEADS!!!!
Do whatever's natural
9Greatest Story Ever Told
Unbelievable that this track never been mentioned... It really ROCKS!!!
The boys are letting it rip
6Friend of the Devil
Oh so sweet
4Ramble On Rose
Love Keith’s flourishes here. Great version with perfect vocals
A Keith-heavy version with a tight groove and a full sound. Love these early versions!
5Uncle John's Band
Really heady and sweet version from an awesome and underrated show. Check it out
3Johnny B. Goode
More like Jerry B. Goode
Great, tight show opener kicking off the '72 run on the new box! Has a bit of that 'Cornell inertia,' as I like to call it...
Billy really steals the show on this one...tosses in a variety of grooves, all to great success.
Excellent version highlighted by a very jittery Billy with lots of ghost notes on the snare! Slightly botched ending, but otherwise great...
1Me and My Uncle
This one is pretty unique for a song that didn't change much night to night...
Cool chording from Bobby and a very restless Phil during the verses, then Billy and Keith fire off the jack hammer at the end of Jerry's lyrical solo.
Phil and Bill sound like a runaway box car in an Appalachian mine! Heady interplay during the solos.
Hilarious intro as Bob and Jerry come in out of time with Phil. Hot one once they get going -- especially Billy, who's really 'on' at this show...
Tight, well-sung and really buzzing with energy. Keith has some great flourishes.
1Beat it on Down The Line
Jerry's solo has a bit of a '73 feel on this one...that liquid, mellow intensity.
Flowing straight out of a fantastic 'Half-Step,' this is a goon one. It's between '71 and '72 for the best year for 'Sugar Mags' IMO...
1Not Fade Away
Billy is pretty aggressive, as he is this whole show, and Jerry's soloing is hot...