Vol. 8: Harpur College, Binghampton
May 2, 1970
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Dick's Picks 08
5/2/1970 Harpur College, Binghamton, NY
- Set One is Acoustic
- Cold Jordan with members of the New Riders of The Purple Sage
- Set Two Electric
- Set Three Electric
.......The concert was the finest in Harpur history ... the finest the Dead have ever given on the East Coast to my knowledge. And the finest concert I've ever seen - and that includes a three hour thing in Tompkins Square by the Blues Project, Janis and Big Brother's finest moment at the Fillmore East and also all of Woodstock...........
..........That's It For The Other One, the long first cut on the second album, endless and non-ending and phenomenal. Garcia's guitar is cosmic. Then a song I don't know. Someone told me it was the Train Song. People flopping on top of themselves. Garcia throws in a Dark Star riff I think. Sit down, people scream. Good Lovin' or maybe it was Dancing in the Streets. Pipes and Joints flow to the music. IT'S IN THE MUSIC
excerpt from: Colonial News SUNY Binghampton May 5, 1970 by Richard Walinsky
- Jerry Garcia - lead guitar, vocals
- Mickey Hart - drums
- Bill Kreutzmann - drums
- Phil Lesh - bass, vocals
- Ron McKernan (Pigpen) - organ, harmonica, vocals
- Bob Weir - guitar, vocals
- Recorded by - Bob Matthews
- Tape Archivist - Dick Latvala
- CD mastering - Jeffrey Norman
- Ferromagnetist - John Cutler
- Design - Gecko Graphics
- Band photograph - Morris Zwerman
- Special thanks to Ron Drumm, Katie Ellis
Silly Billy — 4/7/2023 5:23:23 AM
"The Other One Is " Liquid Magic" Good Lovin', Morning Dew and Viola Lee Bluez are so amazingly good... great year, great show."
Eric — 7/15/2022 3:54:55 AM
"The best ever. It’s famous for a reason. This Good Lovin might be my favorite jam ever. Viola. If you know you know. Dancin, cryptical. Great acoustic first set. Every song is played so well. "
Noogie — 12/5/2021 12:35:32 AM
"Best show of 1970? "
Setlist at Dick's Picks, Vol. 8: Harpur College, Binghampton, NY on May 2, 1970
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