I've been listening to more '79 - '83 lately. If I remember right, Tigerstrat loves the '79-'81 era, and '81 is when I started seeing the band. I love the playing and the tone. I sampled around a bit and haven't listened to it all. There is some really inspired stuff from Jer's fingers.
I gotta say though…have any of you ever had a bad chest cold, asthma, or bronchitis? It pains me to hear Jerry sing without a drop of air in his throat. He's singing like a really old man. It seems a common theme in this period. Pained look on his face. Wheezed lyrics. It's painful for me to hear & and to watch. May just be my own thing, as I was a childhood asthmatic. He perks up in other shows, and looks fully alive again in the late '80's. But damn. I think about his bright eyes & demeanor in the '76-77 era. Dropping slightly late '77. More in '78-9.
It's hard for me to watch. It makes me sad I guess.
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