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The Spectrum
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

The show rocks right out of the gate with a high-energy Promised Land. There are better played versions out there, but it is hard to beat Bobby and Jerry’s excitement on guitar and vocals. Jerry even gives out a little scream towards the end. Bird Song comes next, and it is a bit unusual, even mellower than normal. Jerry breaks a string early in the jam, which is all the excuse Keith needed to take off on a smart run of his own. However, Jerry gets back in the mix for a lovely, innovative romp. A tune later, the boys turn to China Cat Sunflower, dripping with psychedelia but with a hearty blues heart that carries over into the Rider. The Rider itself is masterful, soaring and rollicking its way...