violanojblues wrote:I'm partial to the 2/28/69 Dew since it was one of my first tapes back in the day. It has that psychedelic country feel that I love from those early "daze" w/TC.
Right fucking on. Finally another old school fan! To me Dew came alive when it was a ballad sung with great fervor and energy with a driving tempo and dripping with psychedelia. Listening to Jerry linking up overdrive and Phaser (I believe in that order despite phaser being an envlope effect which traditionally would reside before the preamp or any other drive effects) just sends chills down my spine!
Shit, the 60s were it for the dead and some ballads IMO. I've not heard a Dew past 69 that motiviates me like those in the 60s. Sure 72 had a few great DS's but man the 60s really made it rock.
violanojblues wrote:Now that I think of it, I believe an overall good show makes a good Dew. I never heard a good Dew played at a "bad" show.
Ahh, you sound like me and my old bus saying that MAMU was a show barometer. That tune works especially well since it was played so often too!