Oct 11, 2013
Whether it was the fact that my mind has been turned toward this era of Dead by the release and success of 'Sunshine Daydream' or the fact that I"m not really ready to face another Winter, I ran into discussion of this gem of a show and decided I had to feature it on this week's Deadpod. This is the 2nd set of a show that took place just after the band came back to the States from their famous 1972 tour of Europe, July 16th, 1972 at Dillon Stadium in Hartford Connecticut. While we only have the 2nd set in decent soundboard quality (and even then there is an audience patch in the Not Fade Away), this is still a gem that every fan of the era should get to hear.
This starts out with a Truckin' into a fabulous Other One.. this slowly turns into a wonderful jam that leads us into a very nice He's Gone.. The Looks Like Rain and Sugar Magnolia that follow are fine, but the highlight of the show follows when the band is joined by Dickey Betts and Berry Oakley for a blistering Not Fade Away and Goin' Down the Road Feelin' Bad. Just when you think the music couldn't possibly go further, they raise it up a notch with a smoking Hey, Bo Diddley..! The band comes out for a Johnny B Goode encore but by then I can't imagine the fans could ask for much more..
Dillon Stadium, Hartford, CT (7/16/72)
The Other One
The Other One
Looks Like Rain
Not Fade Away
Goin' Down the Road Feeling Bad
Hey Bo Diddley
Johnny B. Goode