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The Deadpod

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. 

We'll listen to the first part of the second set as well, which opens with a rockin' Promised Land followed by a nice Stella Blue. The China Cat->I Know You Rider opens up very nicely, especially in the transition jam, and leaves us wanting more, which we'll hear next week. 
Winterland Arena, San Francisco, CA (12/10/72)
from set 1:
Playing in the Band
Casey Jones

Set 2:
Promised Land
Stella Blue
China Cat Sunflower
I Know You Rider
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