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 #36423  by frankielee
 Sat Feb 02, 2008 1:11 pm
Can anyone rccomend a good live version of Built to last? thanks

 #36424  by paulee
 Sat Feb 02, 2008 1:24 pm
the DVD Downhill from Here has a tasty one !...

 #36429  by tigerstrat
 Sat Feb 02, 2008 2:35 pm
paulee wrote:the DVD Downhill from Here has a tasty one !...
That was a tasty one indeed, however Jerry mixes up the words to the line "don't waste your breath to save your face": interestingly he sings "don't save your breath to waste your face" ...quite a Freudian slip from the master wastoid himself!

I'd recommend the 8/6/89 Cal Expo version... or was that 8/5? The Alpines were awesome that summer, but the Cal Expos -as a 3-night run- trumped them quite handily imho.

 #36430  by paulee
 Sat Feb 02, 2008 2:51 pm
LOL----i never noticed the lyric flub on that!....

had to watch it again... :shock:

will chek out the expo versions!

 #36441  by bucketorain
 Sat Feb 02, 2008 4:08 pm
7-9-89 giants stadium

Shakedown Street
Jack Straw
West L.A. Fadeaway
Victim or the Crime
Brown Eyed Women
Queen Jane Approximately
Bird Song

China Cat Sunflower
I Know You Rider
Samson and Delilah
Built to Last
Gimme Some Lovin'
Goin' Down the Road Feelin' Bad
Throwin' Stones
Not Fade Away

Brokedown Palace

Great freaking Show!!!!.

They shooke down was amazing show...lots of fun...

 #36442  by krzykat
 Sat Feb 02, 2008 4:59 pm
10-19-89 The Spectrum, Philadelphia, Pa. (Thu)
1: Bucket, West L. A., Victim, Built To Last, Blow Away, Masterpiece, Cumberland, Cassidy> Don't Ease
2: Help> Slipknot> Franklin's, Estimated> Eyes> Drumz> Wheel> Mr. Fantasy> Hey Jude Finale> Death Don't> Lovelight E: Baby Blue


1: Bucket, Dupree's, Little Light, B. T. Wind, Big RxR Blues, Picasso Moon, Row Jimmy, Blow Away
2: Built To Last, Victim> China Cat> I Know You Rider> Woman Smarter> Drumz> Miracle> Mr. Fantasy> Gimme Some Lovin> Morning Dew E: Brokedown

last built to last played

 #36445  by paulee
 Sat Feb 02, 2008 5:18 pm
wow...that spectrum show looks outta site and the "last built to last" to boot!

 #36453  by bucketorain
 Sat Feb 02, 2008 6:15 pm
try this on for size!

10-16-89 nightfall of diamonds...

the 1/2 step did not have "accross the rio grand"

i was at this show....very cool...super dosed...

i was sitting in the upper tier, phils side, i could see right through the stage. during the 2nd set jams, i could actually see the music bouncing between the speakers at the back of the floor and the stage., my personal quadraphonic stereo.

Picasso Moon
Mississippi Half-Step
Feel Like a Stranger
Good Time Blues
Built to Last
Stuck Inside of Mobile
Let it Grow

Dark Star
Playin' in the Band
Uncle John's Band
Playin' in the Band
I Will Take You Home
I Need a Miracle
Dark Star
Attics of My Life
Playin' Reprise

We Bid You Goodnight

 #36481  by frankielee
 Sat Feb 02, 2008 10:29 pm
Thanks guys so much..One of my favorite later hunter/garcia tunes...wish the had brought it out more

 #36584  by broomhead
 Mon Feb 04, 2008 7:06 am
Built to last has always been one of my favorite solos.. kick in that distortion.

I was lucky enough to have been at all the above mentioned shows.

I'm surprised that they had stopped playing it so early (Oct.89)..


 #36587  by krzykat
 Mon Feb 04, 2008 7:17 am
paulee wrote:wow...that spectrum show looks outta site and the "last built to last" to boot!
sorry that second setlist was from 3-26-90, the knickerbocker shows,
 #67719  by crazyfingers1132
 Wed Oct 21, 2009 9:54 pm
Alpine Valley Music Theater - East Troy, WI

Set 1:
Let The Good Times Roll
Feel Like A Stranger
Built To Last
Me And My Uncle
Cumberland Blues
It's All Over Now
Row Jimmy
When I Paint My Masterpiece
When Push Comes To Shove
The Music Never Stopped

Set 2:
China Cat Sunflower
I Know You Rider
Playin' In The Band
Uncle John's Band
Standing On The Moon
The Wheel
Gimme Some Lovin'
Goin' Down The Road Feelin' Bad
Not Fade Away

And We Bid You Goodnight
Johnny B. Goode

Another great show!
 #155158  by reichorn
 Sun Jan 08, 2017 7:27 pm
My favorite is 10/9/89, the second Formerly the Warlocks show.