Monday, February 29, 2016

2/29/80 - an intercalary Masterpiece

Robert Hunter replaced Rachael Sweet, btw
2/29/80 is, I think, the one and only time Garcia played on an intercalary day (or "leap day" for you non-Julian types).  The late show was broadcast on WLIR (Long Island) and a few songs were released on the bonus disc that came with the 2/28/80 After Midnight CD.    I prefer the rawer sound of the broadcast to the official release, though.  Listen to this "When I Paint My Masterpiece" and hold on: the tone of Jerry's Tiger guitar in 1980 is always a thing to behold, but sweet lord, talk about peeling the paint off the walls!  Outta sight.

2/28/80, courtesy

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