Dec 12, 2014
While this week's Deadpod features a tape that is not complete, and has some cuts, I still believe it is strong enough to feature for this week and next. This show comes to us from Winterland Arena, where the band performed after a short break from touring on December 12, 1972. Unfortunately most of the first set is missing. What we have starts with a great 'Bertha', following that is Garcia at full force during an incendiary 'Playin' In the Band'. This beauty goes on for about 20 minutes of first class Jerry virtuosity. I love this version. While this tape is not the highest quality recording, its worth listening to just for this performance. The band moves into a much more standard Casey Jones to close the first set.
Winterland Arena, San Francisco, CA (12/10/72)
Bertha Playing in the Band Casey Jones Set 2:
Promised Land Stella Blue China Cat Sunflower I Know You Rider
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