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The Deadpod

Apr 15, 2022

This week we feature a great set from April of 1971 - 4/12/71 from Pittsburgh PA. 

Again, this is a sweet recording only one or two minor flaws. 'Truckin' starts us off hot, with some nice jamming punctuated by Billy K pounding the kit as they lead into a 10 minute 'Other One'. Of particular note here is the transition into 'Wharf Rat'. 

'Me & Bobby McGee' is nicely done but marred at the end by an unfortunate tape flip.  'Casey Jones' and 'Sugar Magnolia' benefit from their placement here in the middle of the set.

The ending here is classic 1971 Dead, with the closing 'Lovelight' bringing the return of Pigpen to the stage to lead us home. 

I hope you enjoy this, one of the best shows of April 1971. 


Grateful Dead
Pittsburgh Civic Arena
Pittsburgh, PA 4/12/71 - Monday
Set 2:

Truckin' ->
Drums ->
The Other One ->
Wharf Rat
Me & Bobby McGee
Casey Jones
Sugar Magnolia
Deal ->
Not Fade Away ->
Going Down The Road Feeling Bad ->
Turn On Your Lovelight 

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Happy Easter :)