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El Paso
Aug. 21, 1972
Berkeley Community Theater

Out of cold Dark Star space. Prankster jukes regardless this one serves itself well.
Black Peter
April 12, 1970
Fillmore West

Mellow and cool. This one follows one of those Dancin's that'll knock your teeth out. This peter cools off the flames. Ghostly coolness.
Turn On Your Love Light
March 24, 1970
Pirates World

This has it all. Pig on top, tight frantic lines, tension, build, and crowd back and forth. Serious sequence here starting with the High Time.
Eyes Of The World
Oct. 20, 1974
Winterland Arena

To think for a moment, this upon its completion, this Eyes, was to be the last ever. Think of the emotion, energy, power. One can only imagine.
Viola Lee Blues
March 20, 1970
Capitol Theater

Packs a hell of a punch. A later version, 70' but solos as it should.


Me and My Uncle
Aug. 21, 1972
Berkeley Community Theater

Commenting twice on a version, means, I say it must be a very fine one, at least from how I see it. This Me and My Uncle is the primary article. Certainly one of the most melodic and energetically filled versions my ears have heard.
China Cat Sunflower -> I Know You Rider
Aug. 21, 1972
Berkeley Community Theater

Revisiting this gem of a show again. One of the best, hands down, perhaps favorite of all China Cat internal (before transition) solos, I've heard. It smokes into a driving transition not too long, but nevertheless coherent and smoking into a rider that does, I tell you, heat like a bolt of liquid fire on a strong, powerful current. For compact, tight, and quick China>Riders as they go, this one is pantheonic. Keith and Garcia but in this Weir too, this is the goods.
Black Throated Wind
Aug. 21, 1972
Berkeley Community Theater

Heater, Keith and everyone just on. Full of energy, for 72', for any year, this one is smoking.
Black Throated Wind
Sept. 17, 1972
Baltimore Civic Center

Weir in his vocal exuberance gives this an energetic flair and the fills are on cue and punchy. The group playing, also, is just tight, really.
Terrapin Station
Oct. 18, 1978
Winterland Arena

GeorgeWinters, always great to hear. And as they say (you know) "Just gotta poke around."