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FurthurFlower67
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Re: most consistent furthur songs

#226497 1 year, 3 months ago
SugarMee wrote:
Lost Sailor. Seems great everytime, still gives me chills when I hear the intro. I wish they would speed up the Saint some though.


Yes! I want a nice Sailor Saint in Broomfield!
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Re: most consistent furthur songs

#226500 1 year, 3 months ago
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RowTimmy
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Re: most consistent furthur songs

#226501 1 year, 3 months ago
Eyes of the world is always a great vehicle for Jeff to go nuts.
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Re: most consistent furthur songs

#226502 1 year, 3 months ago
From the first time I heard Furthur do Cumberland I was blown away. Dare I say but I don't think i'd ever heard the Dead
do it as well. Jeff's approach to this (and other songs) with his, what I can only describe as 'jazz' licks where he's playing
counterpoint to the rest of the band, and truly improvising have given it a breath of fresh air.


Furthur's ability to play the entire Terrapin suite is certainly a big feather in their collective cap.
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Re: most consistent furthur songs

#226504 1 year, 3 months ago
I agree Jack Straw absolutely. I like the way they do Loose Lucy, too, though I haven't gotten to hear that in a while. They've been known to run a mean Cumberland, too. Help on the Way/Slipknot/Franklin's is a good perennial. I could go on and on but I'll stop after I add Lady with a Fan/Terrapin, oh, and I can't forget the super The Eleven's I've heard, some of them even after the Stephen, like the other night, which was fabulous to hear them go into that...I'd better stop

So, I wrote this before reading the thread so as not to bias my opinion, now I'm looking forward to reading the other opinions. I like these threads; they give me ideas on which shows to listen to.
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Re: most consistent furthur songs

#226507 1 year, 3 months ago
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strangerinboulder
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Re: most consistent furthur songs

#226523 1 year, 3 months ago
The quintessential Dead song hands down, "Jack Straw". They constantly beat the crap out of that song. I think were due, since we didn't get one at RR. It's all good though.
Last Edit: 1 year, 3 months ago by strangerinboulder.
OZA
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Re: most consistent furthur songs

#226531 1 year, 3 months ago
Nobody has said Crazy Fingers. All the versions I've listened to are solid
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funky420
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Re: most consistent furthur songs

#226538 1 year, 3 months ago
Wow Eyes not mentioned till pg. 2?
1. Eyes ( I prefer Phil singing tho)
2. Cumberland
3. Wheel
4. Stella
The voices tell me what to say
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Re: most consistent furthur songs

#226606 1 year, 3 months ago
In my opinion all the wheels have been pretty good,but the one i love to hear every time and i think are well done are bertha and row timmy!
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Re: most consistent furthur songs

#226617 1 year, 3 months ago
Denver Man wrote:
You all have mentioned the big 3 in my opinion - Jack Straw, Cumberland and Viola Lee are always very well played.

I personally love Mountain Song, Phil's best vocals and he hits it perfect every time. For some reason that song really gets me.


I too really dig Mountain Song and feel like they always do a good job on this one. I like its meaning as well, perhaps cause I chose to live in the mountains:

Gonna let the mountains be my home
(Such a long time)
Gonna let the mountains be my home
(I want to breathe)
Gonna free my soul to roam
(I'm gonna move mountains)
Gonna make the mountains be my home
(I'm gonna move)
Gonna make the mountains be my home
Just got to breathe...

I just love the line "Gonna free my soul to roam", that is what I have been trying to achieve my entire life. A bit esoteric no doubt but that to me signifies freedom of mind, spirit and soul to go FURTHUR then you gone before.

A lot of times that mountains take me to that place.

Agree with all suggested (Jack, Viola, Cumberland, Terrpain Suite, Help>Slip>Franklins).

Perhaps one more to throw out is Standing on the Moon. I really like the way Furthur plays this song and Bob singing it. Link below for 12/29/11, a great one. This years on 12/29/12 was also pretty darn good.

I was having a kick ass time this year dancing behind my wife and then leaning forward and either whispering in her ear "I would rather be with you" or just kissing her cheek. She smiled at a Furthur concert. YAY!!! I knew this day would come.

archive.org/details/furthur2011-12-29.sb...ficial.118675.flac16
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Re: most consistent furthur songs

#226619 1 year, 3 months ago
As I said in Sue's praise of Unbroken Chain the other night, the first one to come to mind is Unbroken Chain. Consistently good to very good, but never phenomenal. I'm a big, big fan of that song, so a consistent "B+" grade is fine with me. I'd have to disagree with Terrapin, and I single it out on the contrary because I wish it was consistently solid. It can come off as pretty bland a lot of the time (mostly because Russo doesn't always take control of it like the song demands the drummer to do). One of the songs they can smoke, but they don't often come through in the top shelf level. That's the problem with prog rock, though. There isn't a lot of middle ground with something like Terrapin or Unbroken Chain, both of which I consider on the prog side, Terrapin being more so because it is more limiting by design.

How about Mason's Children, Golden Road, Passenger, and the quick-tempo rockers? This thread makes me realize, for my money, this band is treading near that "always solid, but rarely stellar" area. We're getting fewer stand-out sets and shows now. Cruising and never flooring; bordering on complacency. Kind of reminds me of how the GD felt that final ten years.
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