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The Deadpod

May 15, 2020

This week's Deadpod will take us to May of 1978. This show took place in the Field House at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, NY on May the 7th, 1978, a place that was described as basically an aircraft hanger with terrible acoustics and hot as hell. Luckily the tape we have is pretty good overall because this was a show where you can tell that the band was in great spirits and having fun throughout. I think you'll find that Jerry and Donna, in particular are in great voice, and Keith and Phil are both having an exceptional evening. 

There are plenty of highlights to be had here - as well as alot of noodling and playing around between songs.. some of my favorites are the 'Dire Wolf', the great 'It's All Over Now' featuring some very nice Garcia licks, and Passenger, with Donna in great voice. 

The closing 'Music Never Stopped' reaches some very nice spots as well.. 




Grateful Dead
Field House - Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Troy, NY
5/7/78 - Sunday
Jack Straw [6:23] ;
Dire Wolf [4:03] ;
Mexicali Blues [3:42] >
Mama Tried [2:36] ;
Tennessee Jed [8:31] ;
It's All Over Now [8:10] ;
Friend Of The Devil [5:#43] ;
Passenger [5:08] ;
Brown Eyed Women [5:20] ;
The Music Never Stopped [8:17] 


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