How about a show this week from 40 years ago out in Southern California? The boys' first trip back since their 'retirement' found them playing a pair of shows in L.A. at the Shrine Auditorium. Despite some heavy handed law enforcement, they delivered a solid performance, especially here on the 2nd night - October 15th, 1976. The first set which we feature this week, starts off with a surprisingly good 'Might As Well' - I especially enjoyed the ending jams! The set is consistently well played. I always love 'Loser' - Jerry's guitar has that plaintive wail that is just perfect. I also enjoyed Keith's piano throughout. 'Bertha' has an interesting pacing. 'Lazy Lightning->Supplication' is well played with some very nice licks especially in the transition and Jerry follows with a smokin' 'Sugaree' which is probably the highlight of this first set. They close with a nice 'Promised Land'..
Shrine Auditorium Los Angeles, CA
10/15/76 - Friday
Might As Well [5:58] %
Mama Tried [2:36] %
Row Jimmy [8:43] %
It's All Over Now [5:50] %
Loser [6:55] %
New Minglewood Blues [4:55] %
Bertha [6:09] %
Lazy Lightnin' [3:18] >
Supplication [5:37] %
Sugaree [10:23] ;
The Promised Land [3:59]
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There are some audience patches here, but I don't believe they detract too much from the overall experience..
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I hope you can enjoy the beauty of the world in this season of change.