Sep 28, 2018
This week's Deadpod is the result of a request from a longtime listener/supporter of the show. It comes to us from early in 1972, March 5th, 1972, only the second show of that legendary year, and the last time that Pigpen played with the band in San Francisco. This show was a benefit for the American Indains, and the Dead were the third band on the agenda. It turns out that they were pressed for time a bit by the 2 AM curfew, and so the second set was a bit abbreviated and rushed. I've only presented here the songs that survive in soundboard format, and while there are several patches and glitches here the exuberance and magic of the performance won me over and I think it will you as well.
The jamming, especially Garcia of course, comes at you in staccato bursts, in songs like Mexicali Blues and El Paso. The highlight of the show of course, is Pigpen's 'Good Lovin'. It is here, around the 6:40 mark, that some report the first occurance of the legendary 'mind left body' jam.
I find the entire performance to be uptempo.. it makes me smile.. I hope you do too.
San Francisco, CA 3/5/72 - Sunday
(first 6 songs missing)
Tennessee Jed [6:50]
Jack Straw [4:52]
China Cat Sunflower [#5:48] >
I Know You Rider [4:#55]
Mexicali Blues [3:32]
You Win Again 
El Paso [#4:18]
Casey Jones [#5:57]
Good Lovin' [16:24]
Not Fade Away [3:20] >
Goin' Down The Road Feeling Bad [7:08] >
Not Fade Away [3:10]
Encore One More Saturday Night [#4:29]
You can listen to this week's Deadpod here:
keep the faith..