Mar 27, 2020
Might you need some energy after some time cooped up with 'social distancing'? Well I think this show will have you covered.. true primal Dead here.. the frantic scorching solos from Garcia on most of these might not be everyone's cup of tea, but this is a great presentation of where the band came from and what the sound was like back in 1967. This was the third time they had played Winterland and the day after their first album had been released. The Pigpen tunes here are real gems. He sounds on top of his game. Chuck Berry was also on this bill, and played between the 1st and 2nd Dead sets.
The second set in particular is fascinating. Check out the great electric versions of 'Cream Puff War' and 'Viola Lee Blues' they practically blow the roof off the place !
There are some understandable flaws in this recording and a couple cuts.. still I hope it brings a smile and gives you a respite from our dystopian present.
Winterland Arena, San Francisco, CA
1. Me And My Uncle
2. Next Time You See Me
3. He Was A Friend Of Mine
4. Smokestack Lightnin'
5. Morning Dew
6. It Hurts Me Too
7. Beat It On Down The Line
9. Dancin' In The Streets
1. Golden Road To Unlimited Devotion
2. Cream Puff War
3. The Same Thing
4. Cold Rain And Snow
5. Viola Lee Blues
6. Death Don't Have No Mercy
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be safe and be well my friends.