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Touch of Grey
Sept. 20, 1982
Madison Square Garden

Only the third performance. The groovy rhythm of the early versions lets Brent's piano REALLY flourish here. Tighter than most other '82 versions.
1
Deal
Oct. 1, 1977
Paramount Theatre

Played a little slower than usual, but not missing an ounce of passion. Keith and Donna sound great during the outro.
1
Johnny B. Goode
Oct. 2, 1977
Paramount Theatre

Strummin' to the rhythm that the DRUMMERS made. They're pounding their kits while the rest of the band rages behind them. Keith sounds great too.
3
One More Saturday Night
June 23, 1990
Autzen Stadium

A good one played on a Saturday night. Kicks into gear in the second half. Brent's organ is stellar, and Jerry's midi textures add flavor to the mix
1
Not Fade Away
Sept. 21, 1982
Madison Square Garden

Fiery, with loads of Brent organ and a tight jam. Everyone's totally locked into the groove.

Comments

The Music Never Stopped
Jan. 22, 1978
McArthur Court, U of Oregon

It’s tough to call, but I think this one might be my favorite version. It closes the first set of an all-time great show in a blaze of fury and groovy energy.
Big Railroad Blues
Sept. 21, 1972
The Spectrum

Billy's drums sound great here. A rampaging version!
Me and My Uncle
Oct. 8, 1989
Hampton Coliseum

Bobby actually upstages Jerry here, especially after the flubbed Candyman. Wild version with tons of gusto in the vocals, and the energy continues into Big River.
Jack Straw
April 4, 1984
Providence Civic Center

??? There was no show on this date. Did you mean 4/4/85?
Hell in a Bucket
July 7, 1989
JFK Stadium

Since this comment will bring me to +666 points, I might as well comment on a hot Hell in a Bucket. And boy is it hot. Sets the tone for an excellent show.