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Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum
Oakland, California

The Dead in the 90s could often be disappointing, but our Dead of the Day, February 21, 1991, is anything but. The show contains some really wonderful playing and a soothing, mellow sound throughout. They bust out of the gate with a spectacular Help> Slip> Franklin’s that is super sharp and totally jammed out, but also has a pleasantly placid quality. For the most part, the same could be said about the rest of the show. All night, Bobby’s vocals are heartfelt and Vince delivers really solid keys. Jerry flubs some lyrics, but he throws in some amazing licks. There are some high points in the first set beyond the opening suite, including a Vince dominated Little Red Rooster and a funky Memphis Blues, but the real sweet stuff happens...