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Grateful Dead June 8, 1974
Coliseum Stadium Oakland, CA | Listen on archive
27Playin' In The Band
One of my favorite all-around shows...hilarious Weir banter...this Playin' gets nicely stretched out before a sweet Wharf Rat goin' back into playin'
Perfection in the midst of a Playin' sandwich
17Eyes Of The World
Super exploratory, Phil is all over it and Kieth is exciting...Jerry ain't half bad either...kreutzman rules
15Greatest Story Ever Told
Rocks as hard as any I've heard...beware of Donna though O.o
9China Cat Sunflower -> I Know You Rider
Breezy like a warm summer day
Garica's solos are inventive and unique...this version is so tight yet the jams seem to stretch forever!
After a tuning issue causes them to abort "Eyes" early, they come out firing with a passionate Sugar Mags....Keith is all over it
7Brown Eyed Women
They nail this one - Phil alert here.
4One More Saturday Night
The whole gang collectively barrel roll through this one in hot fashion and then DJ squats on it.
4Me and Bobby McGee
Bombs away Phil
Simple tune, Phil is on fire though. Worth a listen.
4It Must Have Been The Roses
Sweet melodic bliss to my ears. Jerry nails it vocally.
1Around and Around
Bobby's gettin' it
The jam builds nicely on this one, lyrically on point too
2Ship of Fools
Cool keys on this one.'74 renditions portray perfectly the feeling of this song
1Me and My Uncle
Alert! This one not a throw-away. The best one of '74, no foolin'. Played with a perfect balance of gusto, gumption & grit.
Hot, hot, hot! Very underrated show
1U.S. Blues (Wave That Flag)
3Feelin' Groovy Jam
Underrated China>Rider featuring this magnificent Feelin' Groovy jam - you think it's gonna end but they just rip it for another climax. What a treat!