Saturday, February 11, 2006

Grateful Dead 1977-04-23

OK, the "Help on the way > Slipknot! > Franklin's Tower" on this one is stupendous. Slipknot alone, 9 full minutes of it, can bring tears to your eyes! The GD Taping Compendium comments that it's particularly long for 1977. It sure is a perfect giant, shock full of confidence, truth & beauty! In the end they pull of the transition roll into "Franklin's Tower" - and my god!!! What a raging, fire breathing, insane creature that has taken place in the Tower this night!

"If you get confused, listen to the music play!" INDEED!

1 kommentarer:

khm said...

it's indeed a great show. when i first heard it i was struck by the great precision of the delivery. there is no sour note in there & every player delivers. while the major jams are really good here i always enjoy "it's all over now" & "loser" which both benefit greatly from the almost systematic spot-on playing.

on the other hand it's one of the most annoying shows when it comes to dead-air, i mean, that first set is almost unlistenable, those enormous breaks kill the momentum big time, imo.

okay, think i will have to pull that one out right now cause it's perfect for a sunday morning.

congats on the blog, rolf! keep it up, i'd love to read more of your reflections!
--alex

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