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Grateful Dead May 17, 1978

Uptown Theater Chicago, IL | Listen on archive

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14
Franklin's Tower
Get the f--k outta here, no one's listed this. This one's got an infectious groove. Bobby works the slide sweetly. Crank it.
7
Mississippi Halfstep Uptown Toodeloo
Surprised not to find this.
3
Not Fade Away
What a kick butt 14 minute NFA. Explored nicely with different themes but staying true to NFA.
9
Werewolves of London
Love them all!
4
Looks Like Rain
poignant singing from Bobby, and the whole band pours it on during the solo break. Note the drummers especially. Top notch version.
7
Tennessee Jed
Phil drives the first couple of verses, pushing hard against the band’s tempo. Slide Bobby.
4
It Must Have Been The Roses
nice shuffle vibe. Beautiful flowing guitar from Garcia.
2
Me and My Uncle
Great mix of country-rock and disco Dead. Jerry’s accompaniment helps make this one. > into a good “Big River” featuring Keith especially.
7
Friend of the Devil
Odd placement as second song in second set, but benefits from solid Garcia thoughout.
6
Dancin' in the Streets
Fastest version I’ve ever heard. Bobby: “what Motor City?” quip mid-song.
4
Terrapin Station
Well played, and cool > in from the preceding "Space."
5
Lazy Lightnin' -> Supplication
Great jam. Jerry and Phil lead the way with Jerry finding some amazing spaces.
2
Space
Disturbing, coherent space featuring Phil and Donna vocals, leading beautifully into Terrapin
1
Big River
Just your standard, fantastic, "Big River"
1
Drums
These long freaky Drumses from ’78 are really compelling. The band must have felt so too, since Drums>Space, uh, stuck around!