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 #35338  by bucketorain
 Sun Jan 20, 2008 7:15 pm
I was listening to 5-25-77

http://www.archive.org/details/gd77-05- ... efail.shnf

the other night, with headphones, and I couldn't get over how tallented Bob really was. I guess what I'm saying is that Bobs solo / fill work was quite intricate and to be honest, amazing.

This is what I truely appreciate about the Dead is that once in a blue moon you will catch a riff from a show you never heard before and just sit back and say, dog garnet this is amazing.

Anyhow, I thought I would share what I heard on this show with my friends here.

Peace and have a good night.

 #35369  by mkaufman
 Mon Jan 21, 2008 6:50 am
There are lots of people who don't have a clue about what Bobby was able to do. Most of the time, he's very subtle. In fact, during his Ibanez years, one really needs to listen hard to hear him. But if you have the ear, it can change your perspective on Bobby and on guitar playing in general.

Great stuff!

mk

 #35372  by strumminsix
 Mon Jan 21, 2008 7:13 am
Nuttin more appropriate for true Dead appreciation is a 76-79 show and a pair of hi quality headphones.

The mixes were extra great those years and the band was HOT overall those years. Lots of good stereo separation.

Other "subtle" contributions can be heard on Casey Jones.

 #35410  by pappypgh
 Mon Jan 21, 2008 1:33 pm
:cool: YES!!! I've always been a HUGE proponent of Bobby's guitar contributions to the band!!! I can't find the link, but if you are able...check out the version of DEAL on Vancouver 1973. Bobby is all over it....gorgeous playing.

When I went to the first 3 shows of Summer tour 1991, Bobby's guitar was CRUSHINGLY loud in the mix...and he played STELLAR stuff....all 3 shows. The Scarlet > Fire from Deer Creek 91....oh, baby. Check out his riffing at the beginning of the FOTM. Just great. Crunchy distortion....that inverted squishy envelope sound. Just great playing.

IMO, the most underrated musician in the band.

BOBBY, I love ya brother!!!

-- PAPPY

www.theCAUSEjams.com

 #35434  by paulee
 Mon Jan 21, 2008 4:17 pm
I concur......

Bob's playing is effortless, exquisite, and such a huge complement to Jerry's playing.

:smile:

 #35556  by Crazy 9.5 Fingers
 Tue Jan 22, 2008 6:33 pm
Yeah, and don't forget his contribution with that keen fashion sense.

 #35565  by hobbsy
 Tue Jan 22, 2008 8:07 pm
There's a US Blues from '74 that always gets me. I think it's a DP, my stuff is on loan right now so I cant be sure. But one thing is for sure: Bobby's fucking brilliant and that's that.

 #35569  by caspersvapors
 Tue Jan 22, 2008 9:25 pm
when u find out what us blues that is please post it

 #35574  by Chuckles
 Wed Jan 23, 2008 12:14 am
Nice rec levels to pick up Bobby's charming clanging and wanging. The guy's a player unlike anyone else...

But did anyone notice he completely drops out during the chorus???

 #36887  by weirimpressed
 Tue Feb 05, 2008 8:49 am
just listened to the 5/7/1977 show AGAIN, cant get over it. the half step is on FIRE and cant beat the opening bertha. can someone recommend another show to get me out of may '77!?!?!

 #36890  by pappypgh
 Tue Feb 05, 2008 8:59 am
EVERY show from May 77 is sick, IMO. Buffalo War Memorial, 5/9/77 with a GREAT Help > Slip > Frank's to open. Of course the 5/8/77 is the most widely acclaimed GD show of all-time....Cornell.....

But that 5/7 is wonderful, ain't it?! The feedback in Bertha opener and Donna & Jerry going "Wooo-hooo!" kills me every time!!

 #36891  by bucketorain
 Tue Feb 05, 2008 9:00 am
weirimpressed wrote:just listened to the 5/7/1977 show AGAIN, cant get over it. the half step is on FIRE and cant beat the opening bertha. can someone recommend another show to get me out of may '77!?!?!
try this one out...

- October 18, 1978
Winterland Arena - San Francisco, CA


Set 1:
d1t01 - Sugaree
d1t02 - Me And My Uncle ->
d1t03 - Big River
d1t04 - Peggy-O
d1t05 - Looks Like Rain
d1t06 - Stagger Lee
d1t07 - New Minglewood Blues
d1t08 - Candyman
d1t09 - The Music Never Stopped

Set 2:
d2t01 - Tuning
d2t02 - Bertha ->
d2t03 - Good Lovin'
d2t04 - From The Heart Of Me
d2t05 - Ship Of Fools
d2t06 - Samson And Delilah
d3t01 - Terrapin Station ->
d3t02 - Playing In The Band ->
d3t03 - Drums ->
d3t04 - Space ->
d3t05 - Mind Left Body Jam ->
d3t06 - Wharf Rat ->
d3t07 - Truckin'

Encore:
d3t08 - I Need A Miracle

 #36893  by pappypgh
 Tue Feb 05, 2008 9:09 am
OH! SO you wanna go to 78?! Try Blacksburg, VA...1978....SICK!

Venue Cassell Coliseum - Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
Location Blacksburg, VA
Date 4/14/78
I:Promised Land [4:12] ; Tennessee Jed [8:13] ; Me And My Uncle [2:56] > Big River [5:19] ; Peggy-O [7:35] ; Looks Like Rain [8:06] ; Dire Wolf [3:59] ; It's All Over Now [7:15] ; Dupree's Diamond Blues [4:42] ; The Music Never Stopped [8:27]
II: Samson And Delilah [7:02] ; Ship Of Fools [7:30] ; Dancing In The Street [16:38] > Drums [20:28] > Space [3:16] > The Other One [8:07] > Black Peter [10:49] > Sugar Magnolia [9:06]
Encore: Johnny B. Goode [4:09]

Or THIS pair of shows from RED ROCKS!!!

7/7/78
I: Jack Straw [5:20] ; Candyman [6:19] ; Me And My Uncle [2:56] > Big River [5:21] ; Friend Of The Devil [8:04] ; Cassidy [4:44] ; Tennessee Jed [8:38] ; Passenger [5:01] ; Peggy-O [8:33] ; The Music Never Stopped [7:49]
II: Cold Rain And Snow [6:28] ; Beat It On Down The Line [3:07] ; Scarlet Begonias [10:04] > Fire On The Mountain [8:01] ; Dancing In The Street [8:41] > Drums [10:#16] > Space [5:16] > Not Fade Away [11:30] > Black Peter [11:30] > Around And Around [8:01]
Encore: U.S. Blues [5:10] ; Johnny B. Goode [4:00]


7/8/78 (CHECK OUT THE ENCORE, MAN!!!)
I: Bertha [6:48] > Good Lovin' [6:15] ; Dire Wolf [3:58] ; El Paso [4:12]; It Must Have Been The Roses [6:47] ; New Minglewood Blues [5:42] ; Ramble On Rose [7:53] ; The Promised Land [4:07] ; Deal [6:03]
II: Samson And Delilah [6:59] ; Ship Of Fools [7:19] ; Estimated Prophet [12:58] > The Other One [8:48] > Eyes Of The World [10:47] > Drums [11:21] > Space [3:57] > Wharf Rat [8:25] > Franklin's Tower [10:21] > Sugar Magnolia[8:46]
Encore: Terrapin Station [10:14] > One More Saturday Night [4:29] ; Werewolves Of London [6:08]