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The Deadpod

Mar 18, 2022

This week's Deadpod features a fine recording of the second set from the Rex Benefit that took place on March 13, 1985 at the Berkeley Community Theater. 

The boys give us a most excellent start with a fine 'Music Never Stopped' into 'Franklin's Tower'. While Jerry flubs a few lyrics here, he more than makes up for it with his fine soloing work. Bobby continues the first-rate performance with a great 'Estimated Prophet' into a bluesy 'Spoonful'. Hamza El-Din joins on drums and space as well as on 'Ollin Arrageed' which inexplicably, goes into a 'Man Smart/Woman Smarter'. Jerry delivers a decent 'Black Peter' but it seems clear to me that they are running out of steam by the 'Good Lovin' finale. A very nice 'Brokedown Palace' encore redeems that however and I'm sure sends everyone home smiling.. 



Grateful Dead
Berkeley Community Theatre
Berkeley, CA 3/13/85 - Wednesday

The Music Never Stopped >
Franklin's Tower >
Estimated Prophet >
Spoonful (1) >
Drums (2) >
Space (2) >
Ollin Arrageed (2) >
Man Smart (Woman Smarter) (2) >
Black Peter (1) >
Good Lovin'

Brokedown Palace

Comments     Rex Foundation Benefit ; (1) w/Matt Kelly ; (2) w/Hamza El-Din 

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