Saturday Dead: San Diego, CA 1970
San Diego, CA
Words By J-man
Grateful Dead Live at Golden Hall on January 10, 1970.
Setlist: China Cat Sunflower > I Know You Rider, Me & My Uncle, Dire Wolf, Hard To Handle, Casey Jones, Mason's Children > Black Peter, Good Lovin' > Drums > Good Lovin', Cold Rain & Snow, Turn On Your Love Light
The transition from the 60s to the 70s was much more seamless for the Dead than other decades to follow. One of the first shows of the year, it's an absolute barn-burner. The recording opens with "China Cat" into "I Know You Rider" to fire up the experience! There is some debate over whether or not it the complete recording, though it sounds complete in it's composition. The highlight of the show is a twenty six minute "Lovelight" that features Pigpen herding cats when the psychedelically influenced band took off instrumentally. Enjoy the cleanliness of this soundboard coupled with some great moments from this key transitional period!