Harpur College - May 2, 1970
May 02, 1970
Attendees of this show
When this came out as a Dick's Picks I bought two copies!! A wonderful acoustic set followed by monstrous hard edged versions of some of my favorite material. The Cryptical, Good Lovin, Dancin, Dew and Viola are complete standouts and get my juices flowing every time.
To quote another head "Listening to this show changed the way I thought about music forever."
Thank you very much Mr. Dick Latvala.
THANKS TO OLDER BROTHER AND HIS FRIENDS-AFTER LISTENING TO THE RECORDS--HE TOOK ME TO THIS SHOW-FROM L.I. N'Y' THEY WERE F4@#& 'D UP -HAVIN FUN--I WAS A GREENHORN--ALITTLE WEED- LONG SHOW--4 HOURS.......THE BEGINNING----AND AFTER OVER 468 FULL MOONS----------AHHHHHHH IN THE STRANGESTEST OF PLACES IF YA LOOK AT IT RIGHT!!------LONG STRANGE TRIP INDEED!!! LUV IT ALL!!!!
Bit of trivia: although the venue for this date is constantly referred to as "Harpur College," the school was already known as State University of New York at Binghamton. I think the name change occurred circ. 1966.
Don't Ease Me In, I Know You Rider, Friend Of The Devil, Dire Wolf, Beat It On Down The Line-> Black Peter, Candyman-> Cumberland Blues, Deep Elem Blues, Cold Jordan*, Uncle John's Band
Saint Stephen-> Cryptical Envelopement-> Drums-> The Other One-> Cryptical Envelopement-> Cosmic Charlie, Casey Jones, Good Lovin'-> Drums-> Good Lovin', Cold Rain & Snow, It's A Man's World, Dancin' In The Streets
Morning Dew, Viola Lee Blues-> Feedback-> We Bid You Good Night
Oh my I played this reel recording of a '71 broadcast over and over in the summer of '72, I realized this was a very exciting band that I wanted to see again soon, I went to three bay area shows in August and that was it I was hooked. Thanks David for the tape! That tape did it, this was a really wild band, and it really made me think about rock music differently... what a great trip, all these years!
Probably the best show of the best year for shows, 1970. It has everything. My favorite Deep Elem, a cool Cold Jordan, and a Cosmic Charlie! Not to mention all the other monsters late in the show. Wow!