Grateful Dead Live at Rupp Arena on 1978-04-21
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The Promised Land
Mama Tried ->
Ramble On Rose
It's All Over Now
Brown Eyed Women
The Music Never Stopped
Samson And Delilah
Ship Of Fools
Playing In The Band ->
Playing In The Band
Werewolves Of London
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|The Promised Land|
|Mama Tried ->|
|Ramble On Rose|
|It's All Over Now|
|Brown Eyed Women|
|The Music Never Stopped|
|Samson And Delilah|
|Ship Of Fools|
|Playing In The Band ->|
|Stella Blue ->|
|Playing In The Band|
|Werewolves Of London|
-- Set 2 is seamless
-- Thanks to Rob Eaton for lending me his Dats
-- Jam includes a Stayin' Alive tease
- 2009-02-19 00:49:52
- Dat (Sony R500) -> Sound Devices 744T -> Samplitude Professional v10.2 -> FLAC
- Lexington, KY
- Run time
- Transferred by
- Charlie Miller
- Rupp Arena
Subject: Promised Land
Straddled that Greyhound, it rode me past Raleigh, and on across Caroline.
Stopped in Charlotte and bypassed Rock Hill, and we never was a minute late.
We was ninety miles out of Atlanta by sundown, rollin' 'cross the Georgia state.
Had motor trouble it turned into a struggle, half way 'cross Alabam,
The 'hound broke down left us all stranded in downtown Birmingham.
Straight off bought me a through train ticket, right across Mississippi clean
And I was on the midnight flyer out of Birmingham
Smoking into New Orleans.
Somebody help me get out of Louisiana
Just help me get to Houston town.
People are there who care a little 'bout me
And they won't let the poor boy down.
Sure as she bore me, she bought me a silk suit, put luggage in my hands,
And I woke up high over Albuquerque
On a jet to the promised land.
Workin' on a T-bone steak a la carte,
Flying over to the Golden State,
When the pilot told us in thirteen minutes
We'd be headin' in the terminal gate.
Swing low sweet chariot, come down easy
Taxi to the terminal zone,
Cut your engines, cool your wings,
And let me make it to the telephone.
Los Angeles give me Norfolk Virginia,
Tidewater four ten oh nine
Tell the folks back home this is the promised land callin'
And the poor boy's on the line.
Subject: 78 ish
Not as consistent as the best '78 shows, due to the slow start, but what follows are absolute landmark sections from this Lexington stop. A handful of duds with an incredible run from the end of the 1st set through the 2nd, sans encore.
First Set. Starts average enough but gets rocky with Ramble and Passenger, although the Funiculi is a good one, for those keeping track (pun intended). Even Row Jimmy isn't up to '78 standards but then
something happens and things become solarized with three incredible versions.
Second Set. The heat stays on. Even standard fare like Playin' rides the wave, and with all members present on a Drums that takes the smoke and wisps into a unique jam (quoting the Bee Gees), it sound unlike most '76-'78 2nd set centerpieces. The momentum was lost before the return for encore with Bobby giving a crap slide solo on Werewolves and Donna for some reason unable to pronounce the words because cocaine (the band played with house lights on in protest of local security/management - apparently this has something to do with there being no sources for the U.S. Blues?).
1st Set: B
Overall = 4¼ stars
It's All Over Now - B e s t V e r s i o n E v e r
Brown Eyed Women - Another great '78 BEW
The Music Never Stopped - 9 minutes of one of the best ever! (up with 5/26/77, 2/3/78, 7/7/78 & 7/17/89)
Samson & Delilah - maybe starts average but they find a great jam inside
Ship of Fools - Very few Ships stand out like this one
Stella Blue - shruggy 1st half then goes B I G. No segue into>
Truckin' - Starts with the whistle, Phil a bit rough, then perfection! The most-generic Dead song but this one is cherishable
Playing in the Band - The reprise has enough punch that they play it out to culminate one of the bettert 2nd sets of '78
SOURCES: The miller97501 source has been updated to 123212sbd_miller. The 2nd set will fit on one disc with 4 minutes of the long break after Ship edited (but don't miss Bobby giving Jer shit @ 10:15). Stella Blue is on the So Many Roads box.
Subject: Stella Truckin'
Subject: One of the best from '78
5/5 show. Burn this to a CD, put it on your ipod, whatever. You should give this show a shot
Subject: Sounds like there are a lot more of you out there!
Subject: and I'd like to meet his tailor
Subject: Jam is uncanny
Subject: Kentucky Fried Freak Show