Apr 3, 2015
This week's Deadpod has been on my request list for quite awhile, and in reviewing that list I decided it was time to pull it out. This show comes to us from April 15th, 1983 at the War Memorial Auditorium in Rochester NY. There seems to be lots of good memories of this show, and while I don't think it was their strongest outing of the year, it is an enjoyable and generally wellplayed performance I think you'll enjoy. A Shakedown opener is always a great way to start out a show and we're treated to a good one here. Brent's keyboards add a nice, uptempo feeling here and Jerry does a great job with his leads and vocals - listen for how he changes the words at one point. 'My Brother Esau' follows in the second slot - a strange position for this number, I think, and frankly I think it takes the band a bit to work into the emotional feel of this number, following Shakedown. I enjoy this number, but to my ears there's a bit of dissonance here. A nice Brown-Eyed Women follows, but it is marred by microphone problems which steal from us Jerry's first couple verses. Little Red Rooster has the additional Brent verses that often popped up during this period. Dire Wolf follows, a personal favorite, then Lazy Lightnin'->Supplication, followed by a nice set ending Deal.
We'll hear set 2 next week,
War Memorial Auditorium, Rochester, NY (4/15/83) Shakedown Street My Brother Esau Brown Eyed Women Little Red Rooster Dire Wolf Lazy Lightnin' Supplication Deal
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