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Oct. 9, 1980
Warfield Theater

One of the craziest, spaciest, and wacky versions you’ll ever hear
Feelin' Groovy Jam
Oct. 17, 1974
Winterland Arena

The final version from an epic China>Rider. Doesn’t get any better
Positively 4th Street
July 10, 1973
The Keystone

One of the best versions of this song that Jerry did. There seems to be 2 guitar players on this track. Anyone have any info on that?
She Belongs To Me
Oct. 16, 1985
The Catalyst

Kevin Tobin just put out a nice video of this Garcia/Kahn show with great audio. I didn’t know they played this one as a duo. Great version!
Little Red Rooster
April 15, 1983
Community War Memorial Auditorium

Surprised this version isn’t on here. Bobby’s vocals and playing are great, and Brent’s verse and solo really make this a top tier version


Help on the Way
Sept. 28, 1975
Lindley Meadows, Golden Gate Park

I love the small extended Phil solos in the beginning of these early versions of Slipknot. 9/27/76 has one of those too.
Uncle John's Band
Dec. 26, 1979
Oakland Auditorium

Welcome to the bus man! This is a great UJB, especially for it being Brent’s first year with the band. @dsrkstar67’s rec. of 5/19/77 is great. That whole show is something else too, one of the best. 3/18/77, 6/23/74, and 6/17/91 are my favorites, but most are great if not incredible.
New Minglewood Blues
April 25, 1977
Capitol Theater

I don’t have the vinyl release, but from the Archive sources I’ve heard of the Minglewood, the first 15 or so seconds sound eerily close to Cornell. Even Bob’s voice cracks when counting off like on Cornell. Makes those rumors about Cornell never happening seem to maybe have an ounce of truth ;)
Sugar Magnolia
May 5, 1977
New Haven Coliseum

Love the half-time feel of this version. Jerry’s tone is luscious and the solos are something else. Sadly there’s a cut on the Charlie Miller source, but there are soundboard sources that have it patched. Still good stuff tho
Pretty Peggy O
May 25, 1977
The Mosque

This version feels extra beautiful but also extra dark and sinister. Especially in Jerry’s vocals. He sounds like he would actually “destroy all the people in the area-o” when he delivers that line. The solos are beautiful as well. Top notch, good stuff