Do people really like Brown Eyed Women that much?

Postby tigerstrat » Thu Feb 22, 2007 9:20 am

I read a late-80's Weir interview once, where he was asked which Garcia songs were his favorite to play, and he cited BEW (and I think Eyes too).
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Postby Django » Thu Feb 22, 2007 10:44 am

And don't forget that Europe '72 solo: those rubbery bends and deep descending line after the re-statement of the intro figure. Then he repeats and comes bouncing back up until the final rubbery bends. Maybe my favorite Jerry lead line ever. Not every version, but Europe '72's.
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Postby hesgone95 » Thu Feb 22, 2007 12:18 pm

BEW has been one of my faves since the first time I heard it. Just one of those Jerry tunes that sinks it's hooks into you the first time. That intro is just so slinky and sexy. Lots of fun to play with words that are even more fun to sing. Not to harp on that silly show, but the Cornell take is really nice IMHO.
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Listen to the river sing sweet songs
To rock my soul
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Postby grateful4booze » Thu Feb 22, 2007 2:07 pm

I never liked it that much. There is a pretty good one on a DP from '79. It's very fast.
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Postby kenneybonz » Thu Aug 02, 2007 8:32 pm

so much stuff in that song and what a great set of verses to throw vocals on
i love to listen to old jerry and to bands do that song.. hard to tire of.. :P
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Postby big_river_bum » Thu Aug 02, 2007 8:45 pm

one of those bridges that just tugs at your heartstrings
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Postby nicolasalk » Fri Aug 03, 2007 4:34 pm

Great beautiful song
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Postby CountryMile Cadillac » Sat Aug 04, 2007 9:21 am

I like anything that has to do with cutting Hickory and firing a still...
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Postby spacehead333 » Sat Aug 04, 2007 6:40 pm

best dead song ever
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Postby GratefulPat » Sun Aug 26, 2007 1:52 pm

i dont know about best... its a good one though. i like real slow versions with lots of bends in the solos. very soulful
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Postby Henry » Sun Aug 26, 2007 2:01 pm

grateful4booze wrote:I never liked it that much. There is a pretty good one on a DP from '79. It's very fast.

If you're talking about DP 5, that one has almost like a Disco beat to it, which was fashionable at the time... I wondered, what were those guys up to? But, it sounds interesting, fun to listen to somehow.
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