Scarlet jam is where it is at for me as well. I also like a nice transition between the two. 81-82 are the prime years for scarlet fire. I've notice that most drummers I meet absolutly love fire on the mountain. It's my drummers favorite song to play. He likes a lot of the clave' (sp?) songs too like NFA, Women smarter, Iko Iko, ect. but fire on the mountain is one of his favorites. I met another drummer at the local music store and we started talking about the dead and he too was all about fire on the mountain. Maybe it's one of those things that drummers love and guitarist and bassist kinda get bored with. Maybe the fact mickey hart had a large influence on the writting of the song.
Being a musician changes the music you hear. I don't know it's a thought.