This thread made me go to a favorite Shakedown at Oakland 12.26.79. I actually did it last Friday night when I first saw this and only getting back to this today.
A roomie had mucho tapes and the 12.26 was one I listened to mucho in 80s.
I had no clue it became a Dicks pick until I went to it to compare with this 12.5 the other night.
They are similar with the Brent organ effects. I think I prefer 12.26 because its a bit tighter and funkier. However, its also about 4 minutes shorter. The existing recordings are not as stellar as the 12.5 because its a Dicks.
But I would refer 23Allwell and all else to listen and compare.
I noted this in the halloween thread but wanted to put it up here too. See my comments in that thread. The Shakedown here is very unique and features someone ( ahem Mr Weir if not all) livin on reds and vitamin C and cocaine. Mr Weir absolutely goes nuts during this version... check him out "going off!!!!!!!!" during the poke around section.