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Red Rocks Amphitheater
Morrison, Colorado

Again, we turn to the only extant show from the date, a 1987 evening at Red Rocks. The show is not that heralded, but giving it a listen, we find it has some real merit. There always seems to be something about a Cold Rain And Snow opener, and this version is no different. The straightforward, plaintive start to the lyrics and the simple beginning to the music allows the listener to jump on board before the playing builds into a surly multifaceted beast. With both the band and the audience eased into the show in this fashion, both are ready for the elemental Rooster that follows as Brent and Jerry make the barnyard manifest with epic runs while Bobby’s vocals lord over the scene like...