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The Deadpod

Mar 3, 2017

As March blows in we go back in this week's Deadpod to the spring of 1981, and one of the fine shows from the band's run at Madison Square Garden. Last year we played the previous evening's show, but this performance from March 10, 1981 deserves a spot on our favorites as well. The show beings with a Mississippi Half-Step that starts off great, then a shocking bit of feedback/reverb blows through the sound system - the band simply plays through it like the pros they are, but don't let it throw you off, this is a great version! This flows into a fine, stand alone version of Franklin's Tower. I always enjoy these, and this one is no slouch. Me and My Uncle follows with Weir joking that the earlier feedback was all planned. They slow it up a little with 'Roses'. Don't Easy Me In occupies a rare mid-set position, and there is some nice improvisation in the Lazy Lightnin'->Supplication transition. A strong first set that I hope puts you in a fine space as we roll into early March! 


Grateful Dead

Madison Square Garden

New York , NY

3/10/81 - Tuesday



Mississippi Half-Step Uptown Toodeloo [11:36] >

Franklin's Tower [11:03] >

Me And My Uncle [3:05] ;

It Must Have Been The Roses [6:18] >

Little Red Rooster [6:12] ;

Don't Ease Me In [3:15] ;

Lazy Lightnin' [3:24] >

Supplication [6:03] ;

Brown Eyed Women [5:27] >

Looks Like Rain [9:19] >

Deal [7:13]


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