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Grateful Dead May 8, 1984

Silva Hall at the Hult Center Eugene, OR | Listen on archive

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8
Drums -> Space
A low key Drums leads to a Space that I've heard others (accurately) describe as "dark" and "weird"
11
Brokedown Palace
This is the one devoted to Ken Kesey (in attendance) after the death of his son -- the most heartfelt you'll ever hear.
6
Wharf Rat
Can't believe this one's not up yet -- Terrapin > Drums > Space > Other One puddles into a beautiful Wharf Rat.
5
Candyman
Wonderful rendering heartfelt from Jerry.
4
Scarlet Begonias
Scarlet->Touch->Women R Smarter from a stellar 1984 show. Real interesting heady sequence.
6
Morning Dew
HOLY Heavy Wharf Rat-> Miracle->Dew POWERFUL Grateful Dead Magic.
4
New Minglewood Blues
Ripping Brent, Jerry, and Bobby are all standouts on this version.
4
Cold Rain and Snow
Nice intimate upscale venue,
4
Looks Like Rain
Sweet + Soulful Coda. Jerry's crystalline leads, Brent's funky vamping and Phil's aerobic runs make this one a "Best Of" performance in my book
3
Space
Thunder Machine > Space con Ken Kesey
1
Jack Straw
Another solid 80s Straw opener
2
Touch of Grey
triple shot of pure Jerry!! Great "a-ha" FOTM tease. Phil's boxing ring tone becomes the kick, brent's hot rhodes the drums, devils go artisanal baker