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 #22730  by caspersvapors
 Wed Aug 22, 2007 3:24 pm
DP 10 (12/29/77)

I listened to almost every single loser from 1977 and that one rules all, listen to it loud or not at all

 #22738  by tigerstrat
 Wed Aug 22, 2007 5:01 pm
6/29/76 is huge.

One of the hottest ever imho is the one right after Brent died, at 9/8/90 Vince's 2nd show, but a few shows before Bruce joined, when VW was basically playing very cautiously and just staying out of everyone else's way. Phil and Bob seemed to really step up their game to take up the slack of Brent's conspicuous absence (Bob also seemed a lot louder than usual in the mix) and among many incredible song performances the Loser was RED hot.

 #22739  by Crazy 9.5 Fingers
 Wed Aug 22, 2007 5:18 pm
Without doubt, the best Loser is the Buffalo Bills in the 90's.

Never have I seen someone so talented at losing as the Bills of those days.

Honestly I am pretty partial to the Barton Hall version. Jerry with some very choice harmonics in his solo.

 #22741  by BlobWeird
 Wed Aug 22, 2007 5:44 pm
9/11/73 is my fav

 #22742  by bodiddley
 Wed Aug 22, 2007 5:53 pm
What about the one from the "Dozin" run in March of '90? Why the fuck was this left of the release?

 #22767  by astroman99
 Thu Aug 23, 2007 4:48 am
bodiddley wrote:What about the one from the "Dozin" run in March of '90? Why the fuck was this left of the release?
ayou are right I remember during the set break, my friends raving about the loser, it is pretty damn rockin'
I can't pick out one, but the knick from 3-24-900 is a pretty distinctive one...
what a great tour spring '90

 #22780  by BlobWeird
 Thu Aug 23, 2007 8:58 am
tigerstrat wrote:6/29/76 is huge.

One of the hottest ever imho is the one right after Brent died, at 9/8/90 Vince's 2nd show, but a few shows before Bruce joined, when VW was basically playing very cautiously and just staying out of everyone else's way. Phil and Bob seemed to really step up their game to take up the slack of Brent's conspicuous absence (Bob also seemed a lot louder than usual in the mix) and among many incredible song performances the Loser was RED hot.
You always seem to have good dates for these things. BUT I looked up the 76 one and didnt see a loser in the setlist. Then I looked up the 90 one and no loser again. The wording for the 90 show was a little funny so were you talkin about a different show in reference to that date? and what about the 76 one?

 #22805  by tigerstrat
 Thu Aug 23, 2007 11:46 am
BlobWeird wrote:
tigerstrat wrote:6/29/76 is huge.

One of the hottest ever imho is the one right after Brent died, at 9/8/90 Vince's 2nd show, but a few shows before Bruce joined, when VW was basically playing very cautiously and just staying out of everyone else's way. Phil and Bob seemed to really step up their game to take up the slack of Brent's conspicuous absence (Bob also seemed a lot louder than usual in the mix) and among many incredible song performances the Loser was RED hot.
You always seem to have good dates for these things. BUT I looked up the 76 one and didnt see a loser in the setlist. Then I looked up the 90 one and no loser again. The wording for the 90 show was a little funny so were you talkin about a different show in reference to that date? and what about the 76 one?
9/8/90 - Saturday - Richfield, OH
One Hell In A Bucket [6:06] ~ Sugaree [10:09] ; New Minglewood Blues ; Friend Of The Devil ; Queen Jane Approximately ; Loser ; Cassidy > Deal
Two Eyes Of The World [17:16] > Estimated Prophet [14:16] > Terrapin Station [13:25] > Jam [4:34] > Drums [8:51] > Space [9:05] > All Along The Watchtower [5:59] > SteIla Blue [8:22] > Throwing Stones [8:51] > Not Fade Away [6:48]
Encore One More Saturday Night [3:11]

but you are totally correct and I am busted on the 6/29/76: I have a recording of set I of this show and I had forgotten that the Loser on it is a filler... but it is a mid-late 70's version... which admittedly isn't much help.

 #22818  by jck_strw
 Thu Aug 23, 2007 1:40 pm
Best loser? I'd say the Bills.

Thank you, I'll be here all week. Try the veal.

:)

 #22820  by BlobWeird
 Thu Aug 23, 2007 1:43 pm
Haha TS Im blind I guess because when I checked that show on Archive I didnt see it lol. But ill check it out now.

 #22823  by Crazy 9.5 Fingers
 Thu Aug 23, 2007 1:48 pm
Jck Straw,

I expect a royalty for using my lines.

 #22825  by jck_strw
 Thu Aug 23, 2007 2:16 pm
Ha! Great minds think alike. I didn't even see that. Damn it! I need new material.

 #22831  by shakedown_04092
 Thu Aug 23, 2007 2:57 pm
Too funny guys. But what about the Cubbies? Aren't they the Loveable Losers, after all? I'd give the Bills a song titled "Choker"....or is it vice-versa?

I actually had a great Loser in Boston on 7/10/07 - albeit by Ratdog, but it was sweet. That one that TS mentioned after Brent died was pretty smokin' as well.