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Grateful Dead Dec. 10, 1971

Fox Theatre St. Louis, MO | Listen on archive

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9
Run Run Rudolph
dunno what Run is but Run Rudolph Run aint here and this one rocks
17
Comes A Time
A great early version
8
Casey Jones
A lot like the wild December 2 Casey, without the extra solo at the end. A fantastic, complete build-up. Keith goes nuts. Great energy!
10
Sugar Magnolia
This is a great sleeper; a hidden gem. Bobby sings it so well, and is, like, on key and stuff! High energy taboot. Gotta check it out!!!
11
Goin' Down The Road Feelin' Bad
China Cat Jam > GDTRFB - pure breakneck beauty
11
Big Railroad Blues
really nice '71 version, just saying
14
Good Lovin'
Pigpen gives this a lovelight-esque rap
9
Loser
A triumphant, anthemic version that shows another, powerful side to it. Great piano work gives it a nice flavor.
12
Sugaree
Sharp as a tack with lots of energy and a strong pulse. Clear they were having a great time.
10
Sitting on Top of the World
Buried in the extraterrestrial outer reaches of an immortal TOO this emerges, brings a 'how's they do that?!' vibe then disappears back into chaos.
11
The Other One
An immortal. Very experimental, so many melodic fragments amongst the splintered cosmos - they pull a surprise out of the hat. Check it out.
6
Truckin'
Bobby and Keith have a really brilliant exchange in the background here. Great version.
10
Not Fade Away
Dec '71 NFA-GDTRFB-NFAs are all powerful statements of the band's essential unity. I love how China Cat peaks out atcha during the jams.
17
Brokedown Palace
Real nice set 2 Brokedown.
5
Me and My Uncle
From the time when first set songs were played with a pressing sense of emergency.
11
Mister Charlie
Nice and funky. Pigpen and the backup vocals sounding great.
5
Beat it on Down The Line
Go on, rock on now.
8
El Paso
Just like the night before, Bob nails it.
8
Bertha
Yeah - nice little boogie to open the show.
7
Jack Straw
This one will grab your attention and get your head bobbing.
5
Next Time You See Me
A good example of how the shorter Pigpen tunes can still be really good.
5
Tennessee Jed
These early versions, Jerry has some problems remembering when to sing the right lyrics.
5
Playin' In The Band
Awesome near 7 minute Playin that starts to go out there as it would much more in a few months. Really interesting period for the band imo
5
Deal
Nice early version from the new box set!
1
Drums
Nice one in an excellent suite at a great show!