find the best versions of grateful dead songs
Aug. 16, 1980
Mississippi River Festival
It’s raining but the Grateful Dead are playing Deal as if their life depended on it. The hot electric leads from Garcia set everyone on fire.
March 29, 1987
Garcia pierces the ears and sets on fire the sold out Philly Spectrum on HOT post coma East Coast comeback tour. This Bertha is HOTT
March 5, 1981
Weir and band start jamming on Scarlet, but Garcia's guitar is broke, so then Weir launches into Passenger, Garcia shows up half way through. Jazzy!
June 10, 1984
Phil transforms this song with heavy metal machine gun bass playing.He's bounding over the structure of the song, bouncing off the walls.......quality
Oct. 1, 1989
Elves tie up the band and finish the ending chant in this powerful yet overlooked version. The elves sing happily, He's Gone.....over and over
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Help On The Way > Slipknot > Franklin's Tower
April 9, 1983
I'm a huge fan of 1983. Yes, its a diamond in the rough but the energy is off the charts. That being said, the H>S>F of the 1983-1985 years are really tough for me to enjoy. THe mistakes outweigh the fruits for me. I will relisten though.
March 12, 1981
The song appeared to be an average version on an average night, but upon closer listening I realized Jerry was getting off and by the end, I was too. Inspired version that creeps up on you.
China Cat Sunflower -> I Know You Rider
Aug. 19, 1980
CC Rider starts the set and opening notes of China Cat rush forth and the band races to an Rider with absolutely blazing leads
Oct. 10, 1981
After a long march through the Bavarian forests with the chill of the autumn air pinching their skin, they see the light and warmth of the village beyond the trees, and slowly began marching in step, in strange rhythms, syncopated, as one giant being overtaking the land in search of rest. And the Sugaree is hot
Oct. 8, 1983
Great Deal from a great show and a great tour. I love Fall 1983
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Playin' In The Band
Scarlet Begonias -> Fire On The Mountain
Eyes Of The World
Little Red Rooster, St. Paul Civic Center, Aug. 6, 1982
Brown Eyed Women, The Palladium, April 29, 1977
Johnny B. Goode, Auditorium Theatre, May 12, 1977
Garcia is regal here.
Super solid Loser from ...
A relatively short one, ...
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