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The Deadpod

May 29, 2020

A energized show from 49 years ago highlights this week's Deadpod, from Winterland on May 30, 1971. We only have a partial second set from this Sunday night show but its in fine quality and the band is in top form for this period. The recording starts with a partial 'I Know You Rider' and you immediately wish the entire show survived. A fine 'Sugar Magnolia' follows,  and then 'Cumberland Blues' rocks out. Pigpen makes himself known with a powerful 'Big Boss Man'. 'Me & My Uncle' and 'Deal' follow, displaying the usual energy they were played during this time. 'Truckin' brings a big response from the crowd, but it leads into the highlight of the evening, a 15 minute plus 'Turn On Your Lovelight' that is pure Pigpen at his peak. 'Uncle John's Band' follows and then 'Casey Jones' closes out the set. A very energetic 'Johnny B Goode' ends the evening at must be well past the 2:00 AM curfew that Bill Graham warns us about following 'Lovelight'. 


This was released on a limited edition vinyl record store day release in November 2012. However this comes from the Charlie Miller tapes. 


Grateful Dead
Winterland Arena
San Francisco, CA 5/30/71 - Sunday

(MISSING) China Cat Sunflower >
I Know You Rider ;
Sugar Magnolia ;
Cumberland Blues ;
Me And My Uncle ;
Deal ;
Truckin' >
Turn On Your Love Light ;
Uncle John's Band ;
Casey Jones
Johnny B. Goode   


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