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Re: Best Help>Slip>Franklins

#209662 1 year, 12 months ago
Check out those 83 revivals and that Formerly the Warlocks Hampton 89 second set opener was very good.

Stratocaster did some heavy lifting on this topic

A classic trio performed on the Blues For Allah album (1975). Help on the Way remained basically unchanged throughout the years, however Slipknot! always made for some of the Dead's most interesting and jammed out instrumental sequences. Franklin's Tower was sometimes paired with other song's, often in the first set, but was best in it's original design, coming on the heels of Slipknot. HSF was played from 08-13-1975 to 10-11-1977 consistently, it was revived on 03-25-1983 thru 09-12-1985...brought back during the Warlock's shows 10-08-1989 and remained in the rotation until it was last played on 06-22-1995.

Best Versions

08-13-1975--The first version with lyrics remains true to the album cut and is played with confidence and energy
06-14-1976 spirit of 76'
06-09-1977--my favorite version of 1977, huge slipknot, great quality recording
10-11-1977--from the so-called "primal" Dead show (as called by Dick Latvala):$, definitely check it out, good raw energy, Garcia is on
05-15-1983--best version of the 83' revival, Garcia smokes classic riffs throughout and in Franklin's he pours it on...
10-08-1989--Warlock's shows, back after 4 years, very well played
06-14-1991--terrific (Welnick actually does some good shite on this one)
09-10-1991-with B. Marsalis
06-28-1992--great show opener
08-22-1993--Garcia burns on his new guitar (great Lesh riffs)
09-22-1993--awesome quality recording, band is tight and play with precision

The Grateful Dead Project heavily weights earlier years but still a good list


Top 10 Help On The Way > Slipknot! > Franklin's Tower:

6/14/76 - Beacon Theatre, New York, NY - SBD

6/24/76 - Tower Theatre, Upper Darby, PA - SBD(Set 2)

6/27/76 - Auditorium Theater, Chicago, IL - AUD

9/24/76 - College Of William and Mary, Williamsburg, VA - AUD

10/1/76 - Market Square Arena, Indianapolis, IN - Moore AUD

4/23/77 - Springfield Civic Center Arena, Springfield, MA - SBD

5/22/77 - Sportatorium, Pembroke Pines, FLA - Dick's Picks #3

9/2/83 - BSU Pavilion, Boise State University, Boise, ID - AUD

10/12/83 - Madison Square Garden, New York, NY - SBD

3/25/85 - Springfield Civic Center Arena, Springfield, MA - AUD

Honorable Mention:

5/9/77 - War Memorial Auditorium, Buffalo, NY - SBD; Nugs.net download

10/11/77 - Lloyd Noble Center, U. of Oklahoma, Norman, OK - SBD

10/22/89 - Charlotte Coliseum, Charlotte, NC - SBD

3/30/90 - Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum, Uniondale, NY - Without A Net

9/19/90 - The Spectrum, Philadelphia, PA - SBD

Historically Significant:

2/22/74-2/23/74 - Winterland Arena, San Francisco, CA (origins of Slipknot!) - SBD; Bertha Remaster

6/20/74 - The Omni, Atlanta, GA (first Slipknot!) - SBD

6/17/75 - Winterland Arena, San Francisco, CA (first/instrumental Help, first Franklin's, first trio ) - Rob Bertrando AUD

8/13/75 - Great American Music Hall, San Francisco, CA (Blues for Allah release party) - One From The Vault

10/9/76 - Oakland Coliseum Stadium, Oakland, CA (Day On The Green # - Dicks Picks #33; AUD

3/25/83 - Compton Terrace Amphitheatre, Tempe, AZ (Bust out! last was 10/11/77) - AUD

5/15/83 - Greek Theatre, U. of California, Berkeley, CA (w/Airto Moreira) - AUD

10/8/89 - Hampton Coliseum, Hampton, VA (Bust out!) - SBD

10/14/89 - Meadowlands Arena, East Rutherford, NJ (Bust out! last first set 10/11/77) - SBD

9/10/91 - Madison Square Garden, New York, NY (w/Branford Marsalis) - SBD

10/31/91 - Oakland Coliseum Arena, Oakland, CA (Bill Graham's Halloween!) - SBD

6/22/95 - Knickerbocker Arena, Albany, NY (Last time played) - AUD
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Re: Best Help>Slip>Franklins

#209673 1 year, 12 months ago
My Top 3:


Honorable Mentions:

2.26.77 (Swing Aud)
10.9.76 (Day on the Green)
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Re: Best Help>Slip>Franklins

#209690 1 year, 12 months ago
patchmyfurthur wrote:
My fave is the one on Without a Net.

you can look up live dates of official releases here:
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