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09/12/85
Henry J. Kaiser Convention Center - Oakland, CA

Set 1:

Greatest Story Ever Told
Bertha
It's All Over Now
Row Jimmy
My Brother Esau
Big Railroad Blues
Looks Like Rain
Might As Well

Set 2:
Help On The Way
Slipknot!
Franklin's Tower
Playin' In The Band
Drums
The Other One
Black Peter
Throwin' Stones
Not Fade Away

Encore:
Drums
Not Fade Away
Brokedown Palace

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Comments:

Was it me or did this show freaking rip? I went to a lot of shows during these years and this one sticks out in the memories as a 'dance your ass off' night, particularly in the second set before drums. I thought the band played hyper fast this year (medication?). Or, maybe it was...
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Greatest-Perfect show opener. Jerry in full wah-wah mode at the start, Mickey and Billy bringin in the rolling thunder coupled w/Brent's wonderful fills!
Esau-2 songs w/Biblical references, by chance..perhaps
LLRain-Bobby really shows his emotion on this one but with sustained vocals instead of blowing out his chords early on.

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Franklins'-Sparks with intensity throughout

E:
NFA-Brent matches Bobby's soprano, somehow turns off the raspyness for a wee bit.

Good Greek
-Perrinswolf


The last help,slip,franklins for another 3 or 4 years. i dont get it they already took a 6 years break from it from 77 to 83 now they wont break it out again until 89. if someone could explain why id sure like to hear it.
-uncle grizzly aka uncle fudge (09/11/2013)


This is just a guess, but i think they like the way Franklin's tower Flowed out of Mississippi Half-Step and Feel Like a Stanger better. like i said, it's only a guess, but one based on my journey through their concert history. I love Help On The Way -> Slipknot! just as much as the next head, but it's the same as with Weather Report and Cryptical Envelopement, if you make a song a part of a suite (Let It Grow) or you have an intro and outro specific to a jam (TOO) you are very limited as to where you can place it in a set. Help/Slip only works as an opener. i've heard attempts at putting it in different spots, but it just ends up sounding wierd. As well, when you Play Help/Slip without Franklin's, it doesn't make any sense. It's like getting blue balled. you build and build the tension and then just when your about to bust a nut, She walks away and your left wondering what happened. Just the way of the music man.
-Murphy (01/08/2014)


I Stand corrected. They figured out how to put Help/Slip Anywhere in a set come Fall of 1989. Some versions are shot, but most are great.
-Murphy (06/09/2014)


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Band Configuration
(04/16/79 - 07/23/90)

Lead Guitar: Jerry Garcia
Rhythm Guitar: Bob Weir
Bass: Phil Lesh
Keyboards: Brent Mydland
Drums: Bill Kreutzmann
Drums: Mickey Hart

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