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Aiko Aiko
June 26, 1993
RFK Stadium

I saw many ikos over the years. This one is one I always remember as enjoying a little extra.
Drums -> Space
July 14, 1985
Ventura County Fairgrounds

Magic. They are dialed into the zone all night and the rhythm devils don’t disappoint and niether does an out there space sequence. Some true magic
It's All Over Now Baby Blue
Jan. 29, 1987
San Francisco Civic Auditorium

The capper to a rather sad show Otis passed earlier in the day and Bobby is a mess. This melancholy ballad fits the mood and Jerry brings the passion.
Throwing Stones
Dec. 17, 1992
Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum

Love the tambourine sound in the beginning and love Jerry throwing in a few extra rips during some of his parts. Bob goes full rock star at one point.
Uncle John's Band
Dec. 17, 1992
Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum

This one musically is fantastic. It’s played so well. It’s a shame the lyrics aren’t as strong. Particularly weir who seems to be signing too loud


I Know You Rider
July 17, 1989
Alpine Valley Music Theatre

Maybe the best rider ever. I think it is clearly the best rider of the Brent era.
Me and My Uncle
Feb. 20, 1971
Capitol Theater

This is a nice energized version of a song that would somstimes get phoned in. Not here. Crackling with energy.
May 2, 1981
The Spectrum

Nice mellow beautiful playing well sung. A great Althea.
Scarlet Begonias -> Fire On The Mountain
July 3, 1978
St. Paul Civic Center Arena

This is a very different sounding fire. Truly some cool different tones and textures.please check it out. Followed by a pretty amazing funky dancing in the streets.
Touch of Grey
March 3, 1987
Henry J. Kaiser Convention Center

A touch fast but sung excellently and clear as can be. Peppy and energetic. Deserves to be on the list and to have more votes.