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Grateful Dead April 9, 1983
Hampton Coliseum Hampton, VA | Listen on archive
13West L.A. Fadeaway
Definite bias here...it's my birthday! Pretty rippin' all things considered. Jerry really seems into it, as does Brent
23Help On The Way > Slipknot > Franklin's Tower
This whole show is the Dead at their most energetic and the HSF has some exceptionally fine playing by Jerry. Maybe the best version of the decade!
Hampton magic once again, great Satisfaction from an above average show.
Funkiest version I've heard
11China Cat Sunflower -> I Know You Rider
One of the best of the year
Right from the starting gate, the boys hit the ground running! If you love Franklin's do yourself a favor and give it a spin!
Extended and jammy early version had more improvasation than you find in the jamming on later versions.
Powerful take this night....
4Brown Eyed Women
With some energy and Jer's got a steady hand here - Brent high and all over this mix...Devils are kickin hard this night too.
2New Minglewood Blues
Great ‘83 Truckin’. Spoonful and Smokestack jams at the end..
1Looks Like Rain
Brent's moog gives this 1 a bit of dr seuss, devils take a while to check in, but from first solo on, cooks into a thrilling workout!!!