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Grateful Dead June 30, 1974
Civic Center Springfield, MA | Listen on archive
A ferocious version that really crackles. The Matrix version of archive.org brings the Wall of Sound to your living room.
17Eyes Of The World
A great version from a somewhat overlooked show.
12China Cat Sunflower -> I Know You Rider
A complex and delicate version with a very mellow transition
Phil brings the nasty funk
8Not Fade Away
Seems like this one is going nowhere....band/Jerry sneeks up on you, and all of a sudden you are in the midst of a high octane groovefest!!!!
10Greatest Story Ever Told
Well worth a listen. Sloppy and tight all at once.
Seems like they're just having a great old time jamming together. A loose, fun-filled 1st set capping off a great month in Dead history.
16Playin' In The Band
Deep and weird, capping a set full of loose fun. They get into it and it's all business with a wild trans into UJB, slipknot tease, and a great outro.
Seastones: Completely wild and rises to a freaky climax. May cause brain blisters. Not for children.
Long exploratory solos, smouldering jams, cool interplay. Won't blow you off your chair but very inventive and interesting.
11Uncle John's Band
Sweetness and light insight a wickedly melting Playin' sandwich. Pretty, gentle harmonies found somewhere out there the deep dark chaos. Tight sound.
18Pretty Peggy O
Flawless! Phil and Keith deliver heavenly accompaniment here.
8Black Throated Wind
Head phone alert - this one is flawless.
Some down home jukin' with Jer and Keith
1Don't Ease Me In
Nice show opener!!
5Goin' Down The Road Feelin' Bad
hot and tight version after a groovy NFA, surprised it's not up here yet
1U.S. Blues (Wave That Flag)
Powerful U.S. Blues that veers into a solid Truckin'. Seamless transition between the two