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Wharf Rat
Oct. 9, 1972
Winterland Arena

Whoa, I can't believe this hasn't been submitted. Great vocal and four minutes of sublime outro solo. Check it out!
Aug. 13, 1968
Pacific Recording

The studio jam version from the expanded Aoxomoxoa release
Big Boss Man
Aug. 14, 1971
Berkeley Community Theater

just listen to Jerry and Phil. twang city in the intro, perfect Pig vocal
Casey Jones
Aug. 15, 1971
Berkeley Community Theater

Phil is high in the mix. One of the best '71 versions, I believe.
Me and My Uncle
May 30, 1971
Winterland Arena

Another fine 71 effort with very good sound and Phil high in the mix


Wharf Rat
April 28, 1971
Fillmore East

This is really, really good. I don't how anyone could listen to some of the great versions of this tune and not realize that 2/18 is just not that great.
April 29, 1971
Fillmore East

I was taking a class in college in the religious studies department entitled "Confucianism and Taoism" and I had to write a paper on some aspect of Taoism. I quoted Hunter's lyrics at length. I got an A. Drinking song or Taoist philosophy? Take your pick. One of the best versions, slightly edged out by 9/20.
Wharf Rat
Sept. 3, 1972
Folsom Field, University of Colorado

I don't even think this is a particularly good version. It seems like everyone is pretty much going through the motions here.
Wharf Rat
March 21, 1972
Academy of Music

Good, but 5/3 gets the nod over this one.
Wharf Rat
April 24, 1972

Keith is fantastic on this. I was hoping for more of an outro solo. Definitely one of the best of the year, if not THE best. I'll have to listen to 5/3 and 5/25 again, though.