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Grateful Dead May 12, 1974

University of Nevada Reno, NV | Listen on archive

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12
China Cat Sunflower -> I Know You Rider
Another magical rendition in Reno. Give this a whirl, you will not be disappointed. The China outro is fantastic!!!
9
The Other One
Edgy and exploratory, on so many levels. K.Tobin matrix is absolutely sick! Wall of Sound reincarnated! Billy in the zone! Bob flubs lyrics, no matter
4
Deal
Jerry and Keith wailing big time!!!!
10
Truckin'
Inventive and crystal clear jam, leading into a 'nobody's fault' jam and a killer TOO>MLB where the '74 sound is just taking shape. Underappreciated.
6
Mind Left Body Jam
Beautiful, mellow version. Garica's tone is especially sweet, with an almost country-ish flavor; sounds like he's using a bit of slide?
9
Ship of Fools
absolutely beautiful… masterful, best version for sure
4
Mississippi Halfstep Uptown Toodeloo
thoughtful and airy just how I like these this one pays off beautifully.
3
Row Jimmy
Comes out of a MLB jam, a big fat mellow groove sets out what is one of those weeks of really good versions.
2
El Paso
Intense! The boys seem to be fired up out in that heavy dessert wind.
1
Sugaree
Blueprint for the rest of '74
1
Mexicali Blues
Phil harmonizes nicely on the chorus
2
U.S. Blues (Wave That Flag)
Who cares if Jerry flubs the first line, this kicks ass!
1
Big River
Rollickin' from the Mississippi to Reno
2
Sugar Magnolia
74 goodness! Everyone sounds great. Love this jam :) SD cuts short in SBD I think
1
Around and Around
bobby completely ripping it up - this one is HOT.
1
Greatest Story Ever Told
Keith is fantastic throughout - gives this version the same vibe as some of Garcia/Saunders explorations during the same time period. Fun listen. #50