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The Eleven
Oct. 8, 1968
The Matrix

Some wormholes just require a smaller spaceship. The Hartbeats phase isn't just true Dead, it's essential.
April 5, 1971
Manhattan Center

The fuzz is turned up and the boys are ready to launch
He Was A Friend of Mine
Dec. 7, 1968
Bellarmine College

great soloing, cut off short
Bird Song
Sept. 30, 1980
Warfield Theatre

Incredible acoustic version. Jerry goes OFF in this jam
Mama Tried
Oct. 31, 1970
School Gymnasium, S.U.N.Y.

Halloween psychedelia


Feel Like A Stranger
Oct. 9, 1980
Warfield Theater

This one seriously rips. Particularly jazzy. The boys are so in the pocket on this one.
Feel Like A Stranger
June 21, 1980
West High Auditorium

Spectacularly juicy version. Alaskan solstice space jazz. Definitive.
Feel Like A Stranger
May 16, 1980
Nassau Coliseum

If this version was a pair of jeans, it'd be so tight you'd have to cut them off with scissors.
Feel Like A Stranger
March 22, 1990
Copps Coliseum

Jerry's solo is so damn juicy that I accidentally put it in a glass and served it with breakfast. No one will ever produce guitar riffs like he did- simple yet hyperintelligent, loose yet surgically-precise.
Feel Like A Stranger
Oct. 12, 1984
Augusta Civic Center

Jerry loved Maine, and the boys played there disproportionately often for such a sparsely populated state. Every single Maine show has that heavy yet loose/carefree psych-funk energy to it.