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 #27059  by bodiddley
 Tue Oct 16, 2007 4:56 am
There was a Dark Star from 9-24-72 featured in the Taper's Section a few weeks back that I thought was really good. After about 15 minutes in I was ready to abort thinking "This is good but nothing I haven't heard before", when they started a most unusual and cool sounding jam that proceeded to build into one of their infamous apocolyptic meltdowns. Golden Yummies!

 #27093  by gratephulphish123
 Tue Oct 16, 2007 12:23 pm
gotta love the meltdowns, but i get disappointed when they dont build it back up. i love the rockin the reign dark star, the me and my uncle is actually enjoyable in the context, it's like a vision from inside a hurricane :D

 #30374  by Kirshnikhov
 Thu Nov 15, 2007 9:08 pm
hey I'm reading all these smoking reviews of different dark stars, but i have no idea where to find them by date? any pointers.

P.S. Filmore east, April 71 on Ladies and Gentlemen the Grateful Dead

 #30386  by BuddhaG
 Thu Nov 15, 2007 11:59 pm
http://www.archive.org/details/GratefulDead

That is a good starting point if you want to find shows by date. Select your year and voila. So much stuff on there, I'm always listening to shows I never heard before. Or maybe I just don't remember putting them on at some point. Either way, so much selection and everything from the beginnings down to the end and beyond.

Have fun! :smile:

 #30488  by grateful4booze
 Sat Nov 17, 2007 1:01 pm
11/15/71 Austin, TX

 #30552  by bodiddley
 Sun Nov 18, 2007 7:03 am
I question Bob's judgement on that one. It sounds like Jer is just finally getting going when Booby starts the intro to El Crappo for about the third time apparently not gettin the hint. Never the less, they pull off a pretty good version and it all works out well. I really dig the NFA>GDTRB>NFA from that show.
 #83740  by 1fingerwillie
 Tue Jul 20, 2010 4:18 pm
I am going through them one by one in excruciating (to most)--glorious to me--detail. Its all captured here:

http://tatteredreason.wordpress.com/

Here is my list so far with rankings:

98 – November 11, 1973 – Winterland

94.5 – February 13, 1970 – Fillmore East

94 – February 27, 1969 – Fillmore West

94 – September 21, 1972 – Spectrum, Philadelphia

90 - September 27, 1972 – Stanley Theatre, Jersey City

85 – April 24, 1972 – Dusseldorf, West Germany

79 – October 31, 1971 – Ohio Theatre -Columbus, OH