Walk in the Sunshine wrote:
Short History. The SF earthquake happened on 10/17 the GD were off. They had just played the sickest of shows for Bobbys' birthday at the Meadowlands. What else could they open up with but SHAKEDOWN STREET... the following 2 nights get more hype ( california Earthquake breakout 10/20..the then rare Help Slip Franklins in estimated>eyes & super rare Death don't have no mercy on 10/19) and were both phenomenal but I really dug this show too.
For your listening pleasure:
10/18/89 (Wed) The Spectrum - Philadelphia, PA
Set 1: Shakedown Street, Little Red Rooster, El Paso, Queen Jane Approximately, Bird Song, Music Never Stopped
Set 2: China Cat Sunflower > I Know You Rider, Ship of Fools, Women Are Smarter, Terrapin Station > Drums > Space > Gimme Some Lovin' > All Along The Watchtower > Black Peter > Around and Around > Good Lovin', E: U.S. Blues
I am going to go out on the preverbial limb and say the fall of 89 is as good as it gets.
Hampton Coliseum, Hampton VA (10/8/89)
Hampton Coliseum, Hampton VA (10/9/89)
Meadowlands Arena (10/11/89)
Meadowlands Arena (10/12/89)
Meadowlands Arena (10/14/89)
Meadowlands Arena (10/15/89)
Meadowlands Arena (10/16/89)
The Spectrum, Philadelphia PA (10/18/89)
The Spectrum, Philadelphia PA (10/19/89)
The Spectrum, Philadelphia PA (10/20/89)
These 10 shows are all excellent. I can be extremely critical and these shows are pristine.