Other than wishing they would never go near a Dylan, Pink Floyd, or The Beatles tune ever again; I'm often disappointed in The Eleven and Playing in the Band. It's JK. His tones aren't right for Playing, and though The Eleven is a dainty bit of playing, it takes a fair level of aggression to come at that song. He doesn't seem to have it in him. It's one of my all-time favorite GD songs, so I'm always excited to hear it nonetheless. He just doesn't do it justice at all. They usually drop the ball on Dark Star as well, but that isn't anything new. It hasn't been played truly well since the 70s. It had already turned into a lesser mess in the 80s and 90s.
I still enjoy hearing all the songs I listed, but I also recognize they're a bit off and never quite there for me. It doesn't help that these are also some of my favorite tracks, so I really hope for the best from them.
Really, as long as I'm not hearing Dylan, Pink Floyd, The Beatles, or an 80's set, I'm cool with what they're doing. I'd like to hear Primal Dead all the time. Like the 60s, I could hear the same fifteen songs for an entire tour. I know they'd make each night unique and beautiful. What I consider to be filler is what gets in the way of that. A huge song repertoire means nothing to me.
You aren't interesting or clever when you write or speak in the lyrics of others. Rather, what are YOUR words?
It's dead and over when close enough is good enough.