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PostPosted: Mon Nov 18, 2013 10:40 pm    Post subject: Points of Light #s 96-100 Reply with quote

#100 3/27/1986 Cumberland County Civic Center, Portland, ME
# 99 6/25/1988 Buckeye Lake Music Center, Hebron, OH
# 98 10/18/1988 Keifer Lakefront Arena, U.N.O.,New Orleans, LA
# 97 9/2/1979 Civic Center, Augusta, ME
# 96 7/29/1988 Laguna Seca Recreation Area, Monterey, CA


Let's get this party started, shall we? In the mood for some 1988, I hope? Or a fan of the state of Maine? Three 88 shows in the first five Points of Light, and two out of five from the lobster state.

Those of you that want a high-energy show with some curveballs, #100 is for you.

First Set fans, #99 is for you.

Skip to Set Two people, recommend #98.

Augusta '79 is really solid at #97 IMO, although who knows what possessed Jerry to play Ramble On Rose in the 2nd Set. Certainly no-one was complaining after what followed.

As for Laguna '88, #96, I think it's a show that often gets over-rated due to the gimmicks. Certainly the Playin in the Band is over-rated.. spacey? Yes, it is. Best ever version candidate? No I wouldn't go that far. Still - lots of good songs played, and worthy of a Point of Light.

Don't forget to take a look in the Projects area at the official posting and show summaries, but right here is the place for discussion/feedback/debate.

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PostPosted: Tue Nov 19, 2013 7:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Excellent, and I'll happily chime in!
#100 - 3/27/86
A good day in GD history, I love this show. The only playing, for some reason I'll never know, of Revolutionary Hamstrung Blues is a sure standout!

#99 - 6/25/88
And it was with good reason they let Bruce sit in on the accordion! I've listened to this show here at a listening party and was well pleased.

#98 - Can't really remember if I've heard 10/18/88!

#97 - 9/2/79
Wow, a little surprised to see this at #97, rather than much higher, but it was facing hundreds of other shows. The jam... is that not an Orbital Jam? I can't remember off the top of my head, but this was the era...
And, yes, why was Ramble On ever played in the 2nd set?

#96 - 7/29/88
The Monterey 88 Debate stokes again! A good run, for sure, with highlights all over the place. If they were doing that mixed salad Road Trip thing still I would say this run would be a good candidate!
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 19, 2013 8:04 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Great choices Swami. My only bone is with the 3/27/86 show. No matter how many times I hear it, I just don't get it. Different tastes for different folks I suppose. Can't wait for the next installment!
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 19, 2013 8:09 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

86 is a tough year, for sure... I am curious how many 86ers made the list?
The year suffers from generally the shortest shows of their career, and obviously the catching up of decades of drugs, smoking, heavy touring, and what appears to have been massive eating for one member.
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 19, 2013 8:45 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The New Orleans show is a new discovery for me. Never paid much attention to the Southeastern Oct 88 shows, but that 2nd Set is the cream of that crop.

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PostPosted: Tue Nov 19, 2013 9:11 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Grateful_nirvanA wrote:
Great choices Swami. My only bone is with the 3/27/86 show. No matter how many times I hear it, I just don't get it. Different tastes for different folks I suppose. Can't wait for the next installment!


#s 91-95 will be on their way around mid-day tomorrow.

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PostPosted: Tue Nov 19, 2013 12:46 pm    Post subject: Brent Reply with quote

Thanks to all who participated in making these shows a reality.
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 19, 2013 12:49 pm    Post subject: Re: Points of Light #s 96-100 Reply with quote

swamiGD80s wrote:
#100 3/27/1986 Cumberland County Civic Center, Portland, ME
# 99 6/25/1988 Buckeye Lake Music Center, Hebron, OH
# 98 10/18/1988 Keifer Lakefront Arena, U.N.O.,New Orleans, LA
# 97 9/2/1979 Civic Center, Augusta, ME
# 96 7/29/1988 Laguna Seca Recreation Area, Monterey, CA

I caught Buckeye and Laguna Seca. That whole summer '88 stretch was great to be present for but I was never able to hear the awesome on the recordings. Buckeye was hot and huge (70K+?) and we were so far away that the stage was a speck and even the reinforcement speakers looked like teeny boxes on the horizon. Laguna Seca pre-drums was a wild ride that had the whole joint fizzing with electricity, but the recordings I've listened to don't convey the magic (kind of like 8/19/89). I'm looking forward to giving both shows another spin as well as checking into IA to see if there are newer AUDs that deliver the goods.

9/2/79 is a bona fide pillar of excellence; the other two shows are unknown territory for me. Discovery awaits....

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PostPosted: Tue Nov 19, 2013 1:16 pm    Post subject: Re: Brent Reply with quote

rocket1air wrote:
Thanks to all who participated in making these shows a reality.

Welcome aboard!

@Zephyr, between you, Duck, Duderino, LucasMcCain, and some others... I wonder what % of shows will have been attended by a Sailor?
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 19, 2013 3:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Mostly uncharted territory for me. I do however remember swami recommending the Laguna show for the unique China>Crazy Fingers>Rider. Love that! Looks like I have a lot of listening to do Smile

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PostPosted: Tue Nov 19, 2013 5:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yeah, this list will probably have some uncharted territory for everyone!

I'll give my top pick out of each grouping of 5, though I can't say with authority because I'm not 100% sure I've heard 10/18/88... but I'd say 9/2/79 is probably my base, systemless answer of which I like best.
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 19, 2013 5:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

#'s 100-98 were new listens for me.

Overall 86 is a rough year, but 3/27 is packed with energy and the one time "Revolutionary Hamstrung Blues" is interesting, wish they would have tried it more than once. Talk about a hyper speed Eyes Shocked and the Wharf Rat is terrific

I enjoyed 6/25/88, especially the first set. "We don't let just anybody sit in on the accordion" haha Jerry!

Really liked 10/18/88, definitely will need another listen, esp the second set

I'm a little surprised at 9/2/79's place, but like Koch said it is up vs hundreds of shows. Ramble On Rose after that smoking Samson doesn't match up will imo, they tried this a few times Fall 79. The Let It Grow is insane, had not listened to it a longtime - wow!

It's also been awhile since I've heard 7/29/88, I'll be getting to it later. Great to have people listening along. Should be a fun month, thanks swami!
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 20, 2013 1:00 pm    Post subject: Re: Points of Light #s 96-100 Reply with quote

swamiGD80s wrote:
[b]#100 3/27/1986 Cumberland County Civic Center, Portland, ME

Those of you that want a high-energy show with some curveballs, #100 is for you.

I gave this one a good listening yesterday and really enjoyed the jam off the end of Eyes. The whole show is marbled with nice jams. I'm not sure which recording I was listening to, but the Jack Straw track begins with Garcia warming up his fingers on some scales. Kinda cool to hear a pro doing the basic exercises.

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PostPosted: Wed Nov 20, 2013 1:20 pm    Post subject: Re: Points of Light #s 96-100 Reply with quote

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swamiGD80s wrote:
[b]#100 3/27/1986 Cumberland County Civic Center, Portland, ME

Those of you that want a high-energy show with some curveballs, #100 is for you.

I gave this one a good listening yesterday and really enjoyed the jam off the end of Eyes. The whole show is marbled with nice jams. I'm not sure which recording I was listening to, but the Jack Straw track begins with Garcia warming up his fingers on some scales. Kinda cool to hear a pro doing the basic exercises.


Haha yes, musical calisthenics.

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PostPosted: Thu Nov 28, 2013 3:18 am    Post subject: Re: Points of Light #s 96-100 Reply with quote

swamiGD80s wrote:
# 96 7/29/1988 Laguna Seca Recreation Area, Monterey, CA


As for Laguna '88, #96, I think it's a show that often gets over-rated due to the gimmicks. Certainly the Playin in the Band is over-rated.. spacey? Yes, it is. Best ever version candidate? No I wouldn't go that far.

The Playing in the Band is singular in more ways than one. Beyond the uniqueness of the Europe '72-style delivery, in both length and structure, there is the out-of-left-field high-tension brain-fry breakdown jam that precedes the reprise. I can't think of another Brent era PITB that is anything like it. The group-mind relentlessness of focus on the task of apparently opening a shreiky, kind of scary, doorway in the time-space continuum is breathtaking. There are dozens of types of "best" PITBs and this is certainly one of them. Great selection, Swami.

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