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Man Smart, Woman Smarter
Dec. 30, 1983
Civic Auditorium

Some of the smoothest rhythm Bobby ever laid down on this tune. Brent provides great harmony. Super sweetness here!
Man Smart, Woman Smarter
April 24, 1984
Veterans' Memorial Coliseum

Rhythmic, bouncy, Uptempo BobbyBrentastic version
Man Smart, Woman Smarter
March 26, 1990
Knickerbocker Arena

Love when Brent takes the vocal on 2nd verse PLUS check out the little trade-off he & Bob do on lyrics in last stanza. Bouncy, jaunty, supefun stuff
Not Fade Away
Jan. 11, 1978
Shrine Auditorium

Solid rhythmic NFA with Donna in good form and a tasty little space outro
Me and My Uncle
April 19, 1978
Veterans Memorial Auditorium

Garciia packs epic multitudes into his brief guitar solo. Check out this WAY under the radar MAMU>BigRiver pairing. One of the best ever.


Not Fade Away
Aug. 30, 1980
The Spectrum

excellent recommendation thank you--the slow, slinky NFA's are my favorite & this one delivers!
Shakedown Street
Dec. 16, 1992
Oakland Coliseum Arena

Love what Bobby does here --some of the coolest counter-rhythm filling you'll ever hear in this tune...unique version
Help On The Way > Slipknot > Franklin's Tower
Oct. 31, 1990
Wembley Arena

Missing out on one of the best if not the top dog of 1990 right here...Jerry is fully committed as they let the trio out of the gate to start the show and a firmly fun high octane performance emerges...just check out the between verses jamming and fluid guitar leads on Franklin's....you'll think Jerome is back in the 70's and the rest of the band is dialed in as well. Lyrics nailed, Vince fills nicely and of course Bruce is there for extra flourish. Get on it and bump it outta the single digits pls--doesn't need to dwell there.
Crazy Fingers
Sept. 15, 1990
Madison Square Garden

Truly one of the last great ones. A compact yet every note counts version--benefits from energized 1990 revival sound instrumentally and vocally especially. Candidate for best of the 90s for sure. +1
Me and My Uncle
May 10, 1969
Rose Palace

Oh heck yeah this is the "Now for something completely different" MAMU you've been looking for...extra twangy guitar from Jerry--a raucous, barroom brawlin' version with so much more swagger than the usual suspect first set fodder we associate (admit it) with this tune in the 1980s. This version brings the tune to life, true to its gritty down n dirty rock-country origins.