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 #17844  by nicolasalk
 Sat Jun 09, 2007 9:16 am
Which are the best ones for you

I like vey much the
but i know there are some wonderfull wharf rats, the problem is that i never remember dates so when i listen a good one then i don't know when it was.


 #17863  by tigerstrat
 Sat Jun 09, 2007 1:00 pm
I know I usually (over-)cite this amazing second set in reference to the superlative Scarlet>Fire but the whole Space> NFA> Wharf Rat sequence is also exquisite... heart-rending riffs from Jerry, and drum-tight ensemble singing.


 #17865  by Shaggy
 Sat Jun 09, 2007 2:12 pm
For some reason I find myself underrating this song and forgetting about it, a bit like China Doll. Not sure why, maybe it can get lost among some of the bigger boys in the set.

One hell of a powerful song though. Would have been interesting to hear what kind of studio version thay would have come up with.

 #17867  by caspersvapors
 Sat Jun 09, 2007 2:36 pm
closing of Winterland version

any Wharf Rat really does it for me

 #18775  by owL
 Sat Jun 23, 2007 11:35 pm
One of my favorites is the wharf rat on DP12

 #18776  by IamDocWatson
 Sun Jun 24, 2007 3:09 am
i really like dp12...also the new cow palace disc has a sweet one...great sound quality on that cd

 #18777  by bodiddley
 Sun Jun 24, 2007 5:00 am
The one on DP18 is also really excellent. Really, there are so many excellent versions out's hard to choose. It's a crime no acoustic versions were done.

 #37598  by Grinner
 Tue Feb 12, 2008 12:32 am
you simply MUST check out Rockin' the Rhein disc 3

Dark star>Me and My uncle>Dark star>Wharf Rat

I just deleted 3-4 paragraphs about this, but you'll understand what I'm saying much better if you just listen to it anyway (especially if you're really baked)

 #37605  by AugustWest
 Tue Feb 12, 2008 6:51 am
I guess with a login name like "augustwest" I feel obliged to give my opinion on this one.

11/9/79 buffalo,ny. Right out of drums comes this fantastic rendition. I love the versions with brent. Not just for the harmonies but for right after the bridge when he hits in with that thunderous wave on the organ, right into "I'll get up and fly away" I really like the one from hampton 81 as well. But for today this one is my favorite.

 #37650  by Grinner
 Tue Feb 12, 2008 12:05 pm
when my alarm went off this morning, literally the very first thing I thought was "My name is August WEEEEEEESSSST..."

Check out 7-27-73, the soundcheck has a monster jam>wharf rat ... beok.flacf

and don't miss bird song ;)

 #37663  by paulee
 Tue Feb 12, 2008 1:29 pm
I'am particularly fond of the "Ticket to new years" version.

Wish they would release on HDCD.

 #37691  by bodiddley
 Tue Feb 12, 2008 5:31 pm
Ya, but it's only true HD if it was filmed in HD, and it wasn't.

 #37693  by paulee
 Tue Feb 12, 2008 5:34 pm
oh the DVD quality now is fine...but they could master it and release on high def CD....