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 #124614  by darkstar74
 Sat Feb 16, 2013 4:36 pm
Do u know...jerry used ta move???...legs swingin....knees bendin...kickin up the dirt???...singin up a storm....guy was incredible....man....that guy was a MUSICIAN.......he could bring a room of 20,000 to a silence.........its not what ya play...but when ya no NOT to........beautifal garcia.....
 #124615  by darkstar74
 Sat Feb 16, 2013 4:39 pm
Wow?. How did my personal pic be of Vince...?..? I definetely didnt do that....lol
 #124618  by ccw3432
 Sat Feb 16, 2013 11:12 pm
Keep posting and you will break out of the Vince Tube.
 #124659  by jenkins
 Mon Feb 18, 2013 6:30 pm
II just recently made a post referencing this in another thread.
I was talking about how the 70's are my favorite era by far and from the looks of it they were jerry's too. Watch some vids on youtube from 77-78 and watch how animaed jerry was, he's grooving the whole time, almost dancing and smiling like crazy, looks like he's having a great time on stage.
Contrast that with the 80's and into the 90s in particular where he more just stands there and plays. I'm sure he's still having a great time but it looks a lot more like he's at work or something than he did during the 70's.

To me I barely ever listen to anything other than 73-78. After like 2+ years of not listening to anyhting other than those years i finally started listening to some 89-90 but IMO nothing beats those blak and white videos from 77-78 where the band is just rocking, the sound quality is just insane and Garcia is basically getting down on stage and has a huge smile the whole time. IMO that was the peak of the Grateful Dead..
 #124673  by TI4-1009
 Tue Feb 19, 2013 8:33 am
Yeah, those were the real fun days to be at shows. If you had been there through most of the 70's it got to be painful at times the rest of the way watching Jerry go downhill. Not that there weren't enough peaks in each and every show to make it worthwhile, but you knew how it had been, and it wasn't that any more.

I'd still give my left nut for just one more Stella Blue or Brokedown Palace- from any period!
 #124675  by Tennessee Jedi
 Tue Feb 19, 2013 8:57 am
jenkins wrote:
To me I barely ever listen to anything other than 73-78.
Been on a '78 kick lately .... Love Donna and Bobs Vocals together
Its hard for me to pick a Era anymore that i consider all time best
For instance Scarlet-> Fire->Estimated-> Eyes peaked in the 80's - IMHO
And yet the one drummer years are so jammy and out there
I guess the bottom line is Thank God they changed through the years and didnt get stale and beat a dead horse into the ground
:D