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Grateful Dead June 27, 1985
SPAC Saratoga Springs, NY | Listen on archive
8Feel Like A Stranger
2nd set opener!!!!!! gets funky
Sweet opener into a sweet Bertha...............Killer tour!!!
Out of a killer supplcationJam>HighTime!!!!!!!!!
Great build up and blow out.
14Hell in a Bucket
Heavy metal Jerry as he tears through the solo on this one.
Fingers>Supp - 'Nuff Said for me
Intense, lyrical version coming out of a beautiful (aren't they all?) Crazy Fingers from a hot first set.
Right after Phil tells a guy to get off the blacony cuz 50,000 people are waiting for him to, and Bob does the dog nose joke, Jer rips into a fine SL!
4Eyes Of The World
Fantastic heady funky combo of Stranger->eyes. Real jammy and fun loads of jerry note bending
5It's All Over Now Baby Blue
The wild ride comes to a beautiful, crystalline end leaving us with a feeling of longing.
Absolutely Ripping version, Jerry's solos are jaunty, cryptic,and incredibly dynamic. Can't recall ever hearing a Bertha sound like this before!!!
2Man Smart, Woman Smarter
Killer run of "Stranger" -> "Eyes" -> "GDTRFB" -> "MSWS." What a great run at the end of June.
Bobby was on his game with the blues numbers in summer '85.
1Turn On Your Love Light
One of the best Bobby versions. They tear this one up. Bobby's possessed. Jerry's on.
Jerry's vocals are great here.
2Johnny B. Goode
Epic as ever. Jerry shred-fest, Bobby sending it on the vocals, Brent laying on the hammond. They bring it down before one more eruption to end it.
4Don't Ease Me In
Out of Hell in a Bucket, this one is fueled by Brent dancing all over the Hammond. HIGH energy
Stagger lee>el paso>crazy fingers>supplication>high time. hetty
1Drums -> Space
Great one. Kits duet is really inspired. Space curdles out with noise but gets jester's hat nightmare with vocal pranks. Beautiful long bluesy intro