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PostPosted: Mon Jul 27, 2009 12:01 pm    Post subject: The Knick - March 1991 Reply with quote

I’ve never really taken the time to check out the March 1991 run at the Knick. This follows a great four-night set at the Cap Center that I saw during my spring break, so I’ve always gravitated toward those shows. Bruce was at all the Cap Center shows, but the Knick shows are sans Bruce, so I’m interested to hear how the band adjusts. Will these sound more like 92 shows than 91 shows? How will the rest of the band do with the space freed-up by Hornsby?

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Set 1:
d1t01 - Jack Straw
d1t02 - Bertha
d1t03 - Walkin' Blues
d1t04 - Friend Of The Devil
d1t05 - When I Paint My Masterpiece
d1t06 - Loser
d1t07 - Cassidy
d1t08 - New Speedway Boogie

Set 2:
d1t09 - Tuning
d1t10 - Iko Iko
d1t11 - Saint Of Circumstance
d2t01 - Ship Of Fools
d2t02 - Playing In The Band ->
d2t03 - Drums ->
d2t04 - Space ->
d2t05 - All Along The Watchtower ->
d2t06 - Morning Dew ->
d2t07 - One More Saturday Night

Encore:
d2t08 - Knockin' On Heaven's Door

Set 1 – A little rough on the transitions at the start of Jack Straw. How does that bode for the rest of the show? We’ll see.. The sound is a little uneven or something. Jerry is pushed way back during his big solo. A nice pace, but something is amiss. I’m not a fan of Vince’s keys on Bertha. They dull the edge somehow. I do like his harmonies though. A fairly standard version of this song. Nothing special. Walkin' Blues, FOTD and Masterpiece all sound pretty raw. Not terrible, but not too exciting either.

In the first, I’m mostly interested in the last three songs: Loser, Cassidy and NSWB. Jerry flubs some lyrics in Loser. Jam is pretty good, though not super-high-energy. Cassidy is pulled off pretty well. Not a barn-burner, but still pretty fun. Probably the best thing in the first set so far. New Speedway feels like an absolute breath of fresh air after what’s come so far in this set. Nice to hear them rockin out country blues style. I’ve always loved this song. No real x-factor here, but Jerry gets the lyrics straight for the most part.

Set 2

Iko – Very nice Iko here! I must say, I was really surprised to hear this little gem. The whole band sounds nice and tight. Vince’s fills are right on, and Jerry tears it up just when he needs to. A good start to set 2. There a long break for tuning before the start of…

Saint – The start feels a little off somehow. Bob flubs a couple lines. This has never been my favorite song in terms of the verses and bridge and so forth, so at this point I’m waiting for the jamming at the end. Jerry does not disappoint, as he jacks the song up to the next level. The transition to the final verse is sloppy. They really miss Brent on this one. Weir’s vocals on the outro are a little painful. Still, Jerry sounds good overall, so that bodes well..

Ship – Jerry dials it back a bit with a sing-a-long. Vocals a little flubby. Jerry sounds like he might be a little under the influence. Nothing spectacular about this one. I’m a little disappointed at this point in the set.

Playin – Let’s see if they can drum up some energy here pre-drums. Perfunctory performance of the song is followed by nice Vince-led segue to the spacey part of the song. The Dead may sound a little rusty tonight, but it’s not Vince’s fault. His playing is relaxed and elegant behind Jerry’s mellow licks. Garcia sounding a lot more confident with his picking tonight than his vocal chords. This is a typically well-executed 91 Playin jam. This is only song so far that has really hit that “set 2” sound.

Watchtower – Phil seems raring to go right off the bat. Jerry seems to be having technical difficulties at first. This song never really did it for me, even on the versions where Jerry really shreds. Seems to go on forever before it drops into..

Dew – Morning Dew is very welcome at this point in the evening, and the band rises to the occasion for the most part. Jerry gets pretty excited during the jams. Vince is way in the back on this track, at least on the Miller version. Nice fanning by the Jer man. Lots of nice fanning in the spring of 91! (For more, check the Black Pete from 3/17.) It gets really quiet for a while before Jerry comes back with some big old fans which Vince mimics with some success on the keys.

Saturday Night – I’ve always like Vince’s contributions on this song. He seemed comfortable. Jerry kicks out some nice rock jams here. Ooh… I may have to take back what I said about Vince. Yikes, this song really falls apart at the end.

E: Knockin doesn’t really do much for me.

All-around, it was a not-too-shabby performance by the band on this night. There were some nice moments with Iko, Playin and Dew, in particular, and always a good thing to catch a New Speedway. I don’t really miss Bruce very much, although the band could have been tighter, and the vocals could have been a lot better. I expect that the next shows will see an improvement.

Highlights: New Speedway, Iko, Playin, Dew.
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1991/03/25 was my bus ticket......16 years of age.....so I've got the rose colored glasses for that one.......interested to hear your take on it......a few really nice songs that gave me no chance of not diving in.......I'll get back to you on this.

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cowboysth24 wrote:
1991/03/25 was my bus ticket......16 years of age.....so I've got the rose colored glasses for that one.......interested to hear your take on it......a few really nice songs that gave me no chance of not diving in.......I'll get back to you on this.


Cool. 3/24 show is next. Set list looks really nice... Opens with H>S>F
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is st patricks day at all worth listening to?
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is st patricks day at all worth listening to?


Yes. It can be a little rough around the edges, but it has a great Bucket, Peggy... first-ever R&C, Let it Grow in the first and a pretty solid second set, including a hot Truckin> NSWB. Don't skip Black Peter either. The concluding jam is one of the show highlights.
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black peter


yeah, right. why would you? i'm just sayin... it's a pretty great jam at the end there.
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dylan&theded wrote:
is st patricks day at all worth listening to?


Yes. It can be a little rough around the edges, but it has a great Bucket, Peggy... first-ever R&C, Let it Grow in the first and a pretty solid second set, including a hot Truckin> NSWB. Don't skip Black Peter either. The concluding jam is one of the show highlights.


I like that show a lot
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me too now, they start to get really good again after 87 maybe even 86
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Great hidden gem show in my opinion - has become a favorite.

The Playin from 3-23-91 is excellent and the Reprise on 3-25-91 brings nice closure to the three-night run. 3-23 has some other good moments - seem to remember a hot Cassidy and Speedway.

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Okay, so the next stop on the Knick 91 tour is 3/24, which has a really kind looking set list that looks solid all the way through to the encore. Very strong looking Jerry selections, with somewhat less attractive looking Weir standards peppered around.

March 24, 1991

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Help On The Way-> Slipknot!-> Franklin's Tower, Wang Dang Doodle, Jack A Roe, Beat It On Down The Line, Brown Eyed Women, Desolation Row, Deal

Samson & Delilah, China Cat Sunflower-> I Know You Rider, Looks Like Rain-> He's Gone-> Drums-> Jam-> The Wheel-> I Need A Miracle-> Standing On the Moon-> Good Lovin', E: U.S. Blues

Set 1

Hard to beat H/S/F as an opener! Help and Slipknot are both pretty short but are also relatively tight for the era. I really enjoyed the Slip in particular. Franklin’s charges right out of the gate, with great energy from Jerry. This is 91 at its very best. The vocals also sound much stronger tonight. In one simple three-song segment, they’ve already managed to redeem the previous night’s rather lackluster performance. They do rather conspicuously botch/skip the traditional wrap-up lick at the end of Franklin’s (that little Slipknot reprise).

I’m a big fan of Wang Dang and Jerry’s way-down-deep-in-the-register sax effect. He really seems to have fun with the solos on this song, and Bobby always sounds strong vocally. A nice tasty first set staple.

Jerry keeps it upbeat with Jackaroe, another of my favorites. Nothing off the charts here, but nice enough. Bobby follows with BIODTL, one that frequently missed the mark in the 90s, imho, because Weir’s vocals often did not deliver. This one is only so-so, and lacks that little extra umph that this song needs.

Things turn around with BEW. This is a nice 90s version of this song, with some pretty licks from Garcia that surely got everyone in the audience going. Unfortunately, Weir follows by talking his way through an interminably boring version of Desolation Row. Time for a piss break. It’s either that or sit back and count how many lines he forgets. Garcia drops in a nice solo near the end, but that doesn’t really save this turkey. Bob is also woefully out of tune. By the end it’s almost unlistenable.

After a little tune-up, Jerry brings it all back home to close with Deal. Not the cleanest one I’ve heard, but Jerry’s jams keep it interesting. What looked like a strong first set turned out to be kind of mediocre. Bob is sounding a little off tonight to say the least, and he’s really up in the mix, so that gets in the way a little.

Set 2

Second set looks to be full of strong 91 tunes, so let’s see how this goes…

Samson – Usually an auspicious set 2 starter, and right off the bat this sounds like a huge improvement over the first set (although the first set also started off strong).

China> Rider – Jerry launches right into China Cat. A nice crispy version, typical of the era. Jam out of China Cat is pretty smokin’ – the band seems to come together without blurring together like they sometimes did (see many versions of Bird Song from the 90s). Jerry has a little trouble getting to the higher registers on his guitar, but it all comes off pretty smoothly. Vince’s keys are iffy. Not quite annoying, but right on the borderline. Transition is a little choppy, but not too bad. Typically nice energy and jamming during IKYR by all parties. Jerry never seemed to have any trouble pulling it all together for Rider.

LLR – I’m cringing as I hear the opening bars and hoping for the best. This is a bad spot for this tune, and Bobby sounds like he needs a lozenge. Song gels by the end, helped immeasurably by Jerry, who noodles his way through the song the way he has so many times before. Vince’s fills are tasteful. Bob’s wheezy falsetto thing becomes sort of painful by the end.

He’s Gone – I’m counting on a big He’s Gone outro jam to light up this set before drums. The opening notes sound like an old friend. This one is well-executed, with nice vocals. Outro jam isn’t much to write home about, however. It sort of just flounders around until drums. Phil adds a little Other One tease right at the end.

Wheel – Materializing out of space. A nice, if somewhat brief, Jerry standard.

Miracle – This actually cooks pretty nicely.

SOTM – Ragged but nice. Jerry does some nice work on the distortion jam at the end.

Good Lovin – Sorry, I couldn’t make it through this. I never liked the Bob versions of this.

E: US Blooz – This is actually a pretty solid encore. Thumps and squeals just like it’s supposed to. Nice work by Weir. Huge dislike for the Vince tone, but his back-up vocals are good.

In sum, this is not as great a show as it looks on paper. Highlights: Help> Slip> and especially Franklin’s, but it’s pretty much all downhill after that. China> IKYR is decent, and Miracle and US Blues are also pretty good.
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Great hidden gem show in my opinion - has become a favorite.

The Playin from 3-23-91 is excellent and the Reprise on 3-25-91 brings nice closure to the three-night run. 3-23 has some other good moments - seem to remember a hot Cassidy and Speedway.


It's great so far (I'm up to Queen Jane). Every song has been very good or great.
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Great hidden gem show in my opinion - has become a favorite.

The Playin from 3-23-91 is excellent and the Reprise on 3-25-91 brings nice closure to the three-night run. 3-23 has some other good moments - seem to remember a hot Cassidy and Speedway.


It's great so far (I'm up to Queen Jane). Every song has been very good or great.



I'm thinkin future Listening Party show here....

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March 25, 1991

Shakedown Street, Little Red Rooster, Stagger Lee, Queen Jane Approximately, High Time, It's All Over Now, Tennessee Jed, Promised Land-> Touch Of Gray

Greatest Story Ever Told, Crazy Fingers-> Truckin'-> Spoonful-> Jam-> Drums-> The Other One, Black Peter-> Throwing Stones-> Playin' In The Band, E: Turn On Your Love Light

Shakedown – Hot, hot, hot! This is a great opener. Easily one of the better Shakedowns of 91. Listen for yourself. Probably the show highlight.

Rooster – Does not disappoint. I like Rooster, and this one hits all the right chords. Nice Vince solos; Jerry does his thing; and Bob’s slide work isn’t bad. I’m starting to think that, like Day Job, Rooster may just be a sign of a good show.

Stagger Lee – This is one of the better 90s versions I’ve heard. Nice and tight. Jerry’s into it and nails the lyrics.

Queen Jane – My favoriate of Weir’s Dylan covers. Includes nice Jerry back-ups and little guitar flourishes. Phil sounds great here. Always a nice little treat.

High Time – A very good sign that Jerry has come to play, and especially to sing. Jerry still had some shows in 91 where he really performed vocally. THis High Time is played with confidence and resolve. Nice harmonies, with Vince stepping-up nicely. What an awesome song to see live. Not exactly a rarity, but usually only played a handful of times each year. A highlight for sure.

It’s All Over Now – Switched over to an AUD just for fun after hearing the intro patch on this track. A fun, rockin version that sounds great on an audience recording. You have to appreciate how good this first set is. Must have been great to be in that audience. Everybody showed up tonight, and they’re going for it. Jerry’s really playing well. I like Vince’s mad-man-in-the-funhouse style solos.

Jed – Lot of y’all hate on Jed, but on good nights, Jed could get pretty out there. It’s got a really trippy, playful vibe. The Cap Center version was hot, so I expected this one to be as hot or better. I must say that, up to this point in the set, this is as dialed in as I’ve heard Garcia in 91. And just singing his heart out. Timing is the thing. The band is really tight, and they get the pace just right on every song.

Promised Land – Weir sounds horse and comes in late on the post-jam verse, so they toss in a little extra Vinnie. Yikes, he sounds like he has the flu. Too bad, because they are just ripping it up. Vinnie launches into some big banging chords.

Touch – Bonus track! Hey, why not? Definitely don’t want to end such a nice set on Bob’s throaty PL. He’s still throaty here, but he’s in the background. Lots of great energy in this set.

Set 2

GSET! - Who says they don’t mix it up anymore? Bob’s voice is back, for now. A little tenuous, but basically there.

Crazy Fingers – I never thought this song got enough love. This is a very normal second set song placement after a very bizarre one. Jerry’s voice still strong. He sounds very “with it” tonight. A little vocal flubbage by Weir, no biggie. Okay solo, not over the top. I’m a big fan of the Phil-led charge at the end of this song… everything becomes so uncertain for a minute there… then… resolution.

Truckin – Let’s see if Bobby can handle the vocals. Not too bad, but he’s holding back. Band still pretty rockin, but the jam gets cut short and pretty quickly segues into..

Spoonful – This sounds pretty nice and they get into a nice blues groove. Not x-factor territory, but still nice.

Russian Lullaby jam – This really qualifies as a track all its own, as it is pretty distinctly RL. Pretty nice little treat, though it never really takes off. Still, why not? Points for creativity here.

Other One – A good one third to one half of space is really an Other One infused jam including at least one drummer. Pretty cool stuff, especially the last few minutes. The Other One cooks, especially after Phil bomb droppage. But just like Truckin, they sort of cut it off early. Other One proper is only about seven minutes.

Black Peter – Jerry dials it back for one of my favorites. A very nice delivery of this song, but lacking the frenetic jam that it sometimes becomes at the end. Still, it’s nice enough.

Throwin da stones – Still a little froggy, Bob charges through this one and handles it pretty well. Shortly after being dizzified by possibilities, Bob chooses to not finish this one and instead finish PITB from two nights ago.

Playin reprise – This is a nice surprise, and a great capper on a pretty solid set.

E: Lovelight – Another Bob tune? He seems to have his voice problems sorted out anyway. The boys have fun with this one, and really let Vince stretch it out. A fun one to close on.

This is clearly the strongest night of the Knick 91 run, and the only one of the three that sounds about on par with the Cap Center, Greensboro and summer shows. The nearly-flawless first set is alone worth the price of admission. I find the second set a bit of a let-down after the strength of the first, but there are certainly some nice selections. I’m surprised there are so many Bob songs in the second given his obvious voice issues. I wonder if there was something wrong with Jerry’s voice tonight? If so, I couldn’t tell. If anything it was Bob having trouble belting it out.

Highlights: Entire first set (especially Shakedown, Stagger, High Time and All Over Now), Spoonful> Russian Lullaby jam, Other One, Playin reprise.
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[quote="snow_and_rain"]March 25, 1991

Shakedown Street, Little Red Rooster, Stagger Lee, Queen Jane Approximately, High Time, It's All Over Now, Tennessee Jed, Promised Land-> Touch Of Gray

Greatest Story Ever Told, Crazy Fingers-> Truckin'-> Spoonful-> Jam-> Drums-> The Other One, Black Peter-> Throwing Stones-> Playin' In The Band, E: Turn On Your Love Light

Shakedown – Hot, hot, hot! This is a great opener. Easily one of the better Shakedowns of 91. Listen for yourself. Probably the show highlight.

Rooster – Does not disappoint. I like Rooster, and this one hits all the right chords. Nice Vince solos; Jerry does his thing; and Bob’s slide work isn’t bad. I’m starting to think that, like Day Job, Rooster may just be a sign of a good show.


Stagger Lee – This is one of the better 90s versions I’ve heard. Nice and tight. Jerry’s into it and nails the lyrics.

Queen Jane – My favoriate of Weir’s Dylan covers. Includes nice Jerry back-ups and little guitar flourishes. Phil sounds great here. Always a nice little treat.

High Time – A very good sign that Jerry has come to play, and especially to sing. Jerry still had some shows in 91 where he really performed vocally. THis High Time is played with confidence and resolve. Nice harmonies, with Vince stepping-up nicely. What an awesome song to see live. Not exactly a rarity, but usually only played a handful of times each year. A highlight for sure.

It’s All Over Now – Switched over to an AUD just for fun after hearing the intro patch on this track. A fun, rockin version that sounds great on an audience recording. You have to appreciate how good this first set is. Must have been great to be in that audience. Everybody showed up tonight, and they’re going for it. Jerry’s really playing well. I like Vince’s mad-man-in-the-funhouse style solos.

Jed – Lot of y’all hate on Jed, but on good nights, Jed could get pretty out there. It’s got a really trippy, playful vibe. The Cap Center version was hot, so I expected this one to be as hot or better. I must say that, up to this point in the set, this is as dialed in as I’ve heard Garcia in 91. And just singing his heart out. Timing is the thing. The band is really tight, and they get the pace just right on every song.

Promised Land – Weir sounds horse and comes in late on the post-jam verse, so they toss in a little extra Vinnie. Yikes, he sounds like he has the flu. Too bad, because they are just ripping it up. Vinnie launches into some big banging chords.

Touch – Bonus track! Hey, why not? Definitely don’t want to end such a nice set on Bob’s throaty PL. He’s still throaty here, but he’s in the background. Lots of great energy in this set.

Set 2

GSET! - Who says they don’t mix it up anymore? Bob’s voice is back, for now. A little tenuous, but basically there.

Crazy Fingers – I never thought this song got enough love. This is a very normal second set song placement after a very bizarre one. Jerry’s voice still strong. He sounds very “with it” tonight. A little vocal flubbage by Weir, no biggie. Okay solo, not over the top. I’m a big fan of the Phil-led charge at the end of this song… everything becomes so uncertain for a minute there… then… resolution.

Truckin – Let’s see if Bobby can handle the vocals. Not too bad, but he’s holding back. Band still pretty rockin, but the jam gets cut short and pretty quickly segues into..

Spoonful – This sounds pretty nice and they get into a nice blues groove. Not x-factor territory, but still nice.

Russian Lullaby jam – This really qualifies as a track all its own, as it is pretty distinctly RL. Pretty nice little treat, though it never really takes off. Still, why not? Points for creativity here.

Other One – A good one third to one half of space is really an Other One infused jam including at least one drummer. Pretty cool stuff, especially the last few minutes. The Other One cooks, especially after Phil bomb droppage. But just like Truckin, they sort of cut it off early. Other One proper is only about seven minutes.

Black Peter – Jerry dials it back for one of my favorites. A very nice delivery of this song, but lacking the frenetic jam that it sometimes becomes at the end. Still, it’s nice enough.

Throwin da stones – Still a little froggy, Bob charges through this one and handles it pretty well. Shortly after being dizzified by possibilities, Bob chooses to not finish this one and instead finish PITB from two nights ago.

Playin reprise – This is a nice surprise, and a great capper on a pretty solid set.

E: Lovelight – Another Bob tune? He seems to have his voice problems sorted out anyway. The boys have fun with this one, and really let Vince stretch it out. A fun one to close on.

This is clearly the strongest night of the Knick 91 run, and the only one of the three that sounds about on par with the Cap Center, Greensboro and summer shows. The nearly-flawless first set is alone worth the price of admission. I find the second set a bit of a let-down after the strength of the first, but there are certainly some nice selections. I’m surprised there are so many Bob songs in the second given his obvious voice issues. I wonder if there was something wrong with Jerry’s voice tonight? If so, I couldn’t tell. If anything it was Bob having trouble belting it out.

Highlights: Entire first set (especially Shakedown, Stagger, High Time and All Over Now), Spoonful> Russian Lullaby jam, Other One, Playin reprise.[/quote

I saw DSO do this a long time ago and listened to the original. Nice show, especially the first set. ]

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March 25, 1991

Shakedown Street, Little Red Rooster, Stagger Lee, Queen Jane Approximately, High Time, It's All Over Now, Tennessee Jed, Promised Land-> Touch Of Gray

Greatest Story Ever Told, Crazy Fingers-> Truckin'-> Spoonful-> Jam-> Drums-> The Other One, Black Peter-> Throwing Stones-> Playin' In The Band, E: Turn On Your Love Light

Shakedown – Hot, hot, hot! This is a great opener. Easily one of the better Shakedowns of 91. Listen for yourself. Probably the show highlight.

Rooster – Does not disappoint. I like Rooster, and this one hits all the right chords. Nice Vince solos; Jerry does his thing; and Bob’s slide work isn’t bad. I’m starting to think that, like Day Job, Rooster may just be a sign of a good show.

Stagger Lee – This is one of the better 90s versions I’ve heard. Nice and tight. Jerry’s into it and nails the lyrics.

Queen Jane – My favoriate of Weir’s Dylan covers. Includes nice Jerry back-ups and little guitar flourishes. Phil sounds great here. Always a nice little treat.

High Time – A very good sign that Jerry has come to play, and especially to sing. Jerry still had some shows in 91 where he really performed vocally. THis High Time is played with confidence and resolve. Nice harmonies, with Vince stepping-up nicely. What an awesome song to see live. Not exactly a rarity, but usually only played a handful of times each year. A highlight for sure.

It’s All Over Now – Switched over to an AUD just for fun after hearing the intro patch on this track. A fun, rockin version that sounds great on an audience recording. You have to appreciate how good this first set is. Must have been great to be in that audience. Everybody showed up tonight, and they’re going for it. Jerry’s really playing well. I like Vince’s mad-man-in-the-funhouse style solos.

Jed – Lot of y’all hate on Jed, but on good nights, Jed could get pretty out there. It’s got a really trippy, playful vibe. The Cap Center version was hot, so I expected this one to be as hot or better. I must say that, up to this point in the set, this is as dialed in as I’ve heard Garcia in 91. And just singing his heart out. Timing is the thing. The band is really tight, and they get the pace just right on every song.

Promised Land – Weir sounds horse and comes in late on the post-jam verse, so they toss in a little extra Vinnie. Yikes, he sounds like he has the flu. Too bad, because they are just ripping it up. Vinnie launches into some big banging chords.

Touch – Bonus track! Hey, why not? Definitely don’t want to end such a nice set on Bob’s throaty PL. He’s still throaty here, but he’s in the background. Lots of great energy in this set.

Set 2

GSET! - Who says they don’t mix it up anymore? Bob’s voice is back, for now. A little tenuous, but basically there.

Crazy Fingers – I never thought this song got enough love. This is a very normal second set song placement after a very bizarre one. Jerry’s voice still strong. He sounds very “with it” tonight. A little vocal flubbage by Weir, no biggie. Okay solo, not over the top. I’m a big fan of the Phil-led charge at the end of this song… everything becomes so uncertain for a minute there… then… resolution.

Truckin – Let’s see if Bobby can handle the vocals. Not too bad, but he’s holding back. Band still pretty rockin, but the jam gets cut short and pretty quickly segues into..

Spoonful – This sounds pretty nice and they get into a nice blues groove. Not x-factor territory, but still nice.

Russian Lullaby jam – This really qualifies as a track all its own, as it is pretty distinctly RL. Pretty nice little treat, though it never really takes off. Still, why not? Points for creativity here.

Other One – A good one third to one half of space is really an Other One infused jam including at least one drummer. Pretty cool stuff, especially the last few minutes. The Other One cooks, especially after Phil bomb droppage. But just like Truckin, they sort of cut it off early. Other One proper is only about seven minutes.

Black Peter – Jerry dials it back for one of my favorites. A very nice delivery of this song, but lacking the frenetic jam that it sometimes becomes at the end. Still, it’s nice enough.

Throwin da stones – Still a little froggy, Bob charges through this one and handles it pretty well. Shortly after being dizzified by possibilities, Bob chooses to not finish this one and instead finish PITB from two nights ago.

Playin reprise – This is a nice surprise, and a great capper on a pretty solid set.

E: Lovelight – Another Bob tune? He seems to have his voice problems sorted out anyway. The boys have fun with this one, and really let Vince stretch it out. A fun one to close on.

This is clearly the strongest night of the Knick 91 run, and the only one of the three that sounds about on par with the Cap Center, Greensboro and summer shows. The nearly-flawless first set is alone worth the price of admission. I find the second set a bit of a let-down after the strength of the first, but there are certainly some nice selections. I’m surprised there are so many Bob songs in the second given his obvious voice issues. I wonder if there was something wrong with Jerry’s voice tonight? If so, I couldn’t tell. If anything it was Bob having trouble belting it out.

Highlights: Entire first set (especially Shakedown, Stagger, High Time and All Over Now), Spoonful> Russian Lullaby jam, Other One, Playin reprise.


I saw DSO do this a long time ago and listened to the original. Nice show, especially the first set.

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PostPosted: Fri Sep 04, 2009 12:05 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

what a weekend that was to have the boys in town right when spring break began and then to have them follow me home and catch the next two nights at Nassau just before passover.

it was a blissful five night run for me in my first year on the bus...

I truly cherish those shows from 1991 that I saw...
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