It's the reason I am on this site now.
08-23-68 shrine auditorium
when you have a 30 mile drive into houston on 45 south going 70-80mph...this is the song! it is so blistering it's not even funny! it's amazing to hear this band synch up like they've been playing this same version for years. truely one of my favs of dead music! when it's just jerry and the drummers playing always floors me. true musical communication! i remember finding this on a bootleg cd that consisted of cuts off gans' dead hour in the '90's. i think it was called "the jerry garcia memorial". take care!
DP 35, disc 1
Hard to Handle cooks...Phil throws down some amazing lines behind PigPen (and a smokin' Cumberland follows)...
and check out Medley on DP 12
as Frank Zappa said, Trust me, you'll love it...
Heres my short list:
2/27/69 Fillmore West The definitive version
4/8/72 Wembly Empire Pool Amazing!!
8/27/72 Veneta Or. Scary & sublime
9/19/70 Fillmore East Best "Feelin' Groovy" Jam
11/8/70 Capitol Theatre Port Chester NY Into Main Ten>Dancin' The Deads finest hour
9/24/72 Goes into some sort of demented hoe-down & China/Rider
2/13/70 Fillmore East Another definitive version
11/11/73 Winterland Long, strange & definatley a trip
12/6/73 Cleveland Convention Center In tune with the cosmos
Dark Star. Go directly to 2-28-69.
Great minds must be thinking alike, because this just got posted to the Archives:
Lazy Lightnin'>Supplication 5/15/80 (Go To Nassau) - amazing!!!
Playing In the Band 10/19/73 (DP19) - Drops into deep space so quickly - no filler- perfect.
It Must have Been the Roses - 4/24/78 (Tapers Section) - great pick Dave
Loser - 3/24/90 (Tapers Section) - I was lucky enough to be there.
but Brent singing "I Will Take You Home" to his little girl at the Shoreline Father's Day show was a moment I don't think anybody there is likely to forget.
Dang, I miss Brent too.
Favorite Blow Away (2 actually): Riverfront Coliseum 4/89 - dude got caught up in the moment during the Brent rap and got on stage, had to be escorted off. 10/26/89 - right after Estimated and right before Dark Star, weird placement and an over the top version
Favorite Estimated (2 again): the aforementioned 10/26/89 - some spacey jamming before they open set 2 with it. 9/2/80 - a spiraling solo from Jer that I wish would never end.
Favorite Bertha: 12/31/87 - the band comes out firing, great solo
"Got a few wrinkles but that's OK, hang out in the breeze and they'll blow away"
There are so many
and they change so often
I am always finding a version of "x" song I love more than another.
And there is the "live vs version"
Shakedown - 3.30.87
Ripple - 9.3.88
come immedately to mind.
Rats, gotta get back to the mine............
“The Omnipotent Grateful Dead!” - unknown