Uncle Jeff's Top 25 Shows Of All Time

}From: Carole & Mark Rosen 
}Date: Mon, 01 Dec 1997 23:45:49 -0500
}Reply-To: mjr@----.org
}
}OK, .t, I'll bite.  If 11/30/73 is the second or third best show of all
}time, what is it in contention with?
}
}Mark
}jtfc: diver

Ordinarily, I'd tell you to read the FAQ. But this seems like an
  opportune time to repost .t's top 25 tapes of the moment, from a
  moment over two years ago!

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Message-Id: <"<7D81B3308112697C>7D81B3308112697C@x-mc-0817-ms1.xerox"@-SMF->
Date: Wed, 22 Nov 1995 13:46:21 PST
To: <@alpha.xerox.com:p00955@---.com> ("George")
From: George_Haberberger@---.com (Haberberger,George D)
Subject: .tiedrich's top 25

From: jeff@---.com (jeff tiedrich)
Subject: tiedrich's top twenty-five shows -- a whole new can of worms
Date: Wed, 22 Nov 1995 13:23:27 -0500

I had so much fun following (and commenting) on the responses to my top
ten list -- and there really were many thoughful and reasonable
contributions -- that I thought I'd keep the ball rolling and lengthen the
list.

This was a much harder task. First of all, I've never really thought past
a top ten before. Secondly, once you get past the first twenty or so, the
list really becomes arbitrary (ha! as if this whole effort isn't just a
wee bit capricious).  You could really argue that most of 1974 belongs on
this list. One the other hand, with the exception of 8/6/71 (and maybe
4/5/71 and 8/24/71), I still feel strongly that no 1971 show deserves a
spot here. Note, however, that -- lordy! -- I've put one 1977 show in the
top 25, though probably not the one most folks would pick.

I know folks will question the inclusion of the 1975 Great American Music
Hall show, but listen again: it's an almost-perfect show with an extremely
high-energy level. Help/Slip/Franklin's, Eyes Of The World, ahhh!

And to everyone who has emailed me to ask, "hey, what about <insert
favorite show here>? What are you, nuts?" -- remember, this is no one's
list but my own. It's highly personal and based on my peculiar taste. This
ain't science, folks!

Well, what the hell, here's the next installment in this fool's errand:



             Uncle Jeff's Top Twenty-Five Shows Of All Time
                      ------------------------
                      An Highly Debatable List

       1. 05/26/72   Strand Lyceum Theatre, London, England
       2. 11/30/73   Boston Music Hall, Boston, MA
       3. 08/06/74   Roosevelt Stadium, Jersey City, NJ
       4. 07/26/72   Paramount Theater, Portland OR
       5. 04/26/72   Jahrhunderthalle, West Germany
       6. 06/28/74   Boston Garden, Boston, MA
       7. 11/08/70   Capitol Theater, Port Chester, NY
       8. 06/26/73   Seattle Center Arena, Seattle, WA
       9. 02/27/69   Fillmore West, San Francisco, CA
      10. 10/19/74   Winterland Arena, San Francisco, CA

      11. 04/14/72   Tivoli Concert Hall, Copenhagen, Denmark
      12. 02/13/70   Fillmore East, New York, NY
      13. 05/02/70   SUNY-Harpur Campus, Binghamton, NY
      14. 04/24/72   Rheinhalle, Duesseldorf, West Germany
      15. 09/28/72   Stanley Theater, Jersey City, NJ
      16. 04/27/69   Labor Temple, Minneapolis MN
      17. 03/25/72   Academy Of Music, New York, NY
      18. 11/08/69   Fillmore Auditorium, San Francisco, CA
      19. 05/19/77   Fox Theater, Atlanta, GA
      20. 10/29/73   Keil Auditorium, St Louis, MO

      21. 05/26/73   Kezar Stadium, San Francisco, CA
      22. 06/26/74   Civic Center, Providence, RI
      23. 09/17/72   Boston Music Hall, Boston, MA
      24. 08/13/75   Great American Music Hall, SF, CA
      25. 09/10/91   Madison Square Garden, NYC, NY


        Contenders to the throne:
        ===========================
        What do we do about these? These are shows from which we only have
        30- to 45-minute surviving fragments. They're hotter than hell, and if
        the complete shows are anywhere near what circulates they deserve a
        spot on the list. As they stand, however, they're too short to evaluate.

    04/24/70   Mammoth Gardens, Denver, CO
    09/29/69a  Cafe Au Go-Go, New York, NY
    09/17/70   Fillmore East, New York, NY

OK, gang, let's have at it ...

          .tiedrich


NOTE:

1. 05/26/72   Strand Lyceum Theatre, London, England      Released 2011 
       2. 11/30/73   Boston Music Hall, Boston, MA      Released 1999 
       3. 08/06/74   Roosevelt Stadium, Jersey City, NJ      Released 2004 
       4. 07/26/72   Paramount Theater, Portland OR      Not Yet  
       5. 04/26/72   Jahrhunderthalle, West Germany      Released 2011 
       6. 06/28/74   Boston Garden, Boston, MA      Released 1998 
       7. 11/08/70   Capitol Theater, Port Chester, NY      Not Yet  
       8. 06/26/73   Seattle Center Arena, Seattle, WA      Not Yet  
       9. 02/27/69   Fillmore West, San Francisco, CA      Released 2005 
      10. 10/19/74   Winterland Arena, San Francisco, CA      Not Yet  
      11. 04/14/72   Tivoli Concert Hall, Copenhagen, Denmark      Released 2011 
      12. 02/13/70   Fillmore East, New York, NY      Released 1996 (The Big Part)
      13. 05/02/70   SUNY-Harpur Campus, Binghamton, NY      Released 1997 
      14. 04/24/72   Rheinhalle, Duesseldorf, West Germany      Released 2011 and before
      15. 09/28/72   Stanley Theater, Jersey City, NJ      Not Yet  
      16. 04/27/69   Labor Temple, Minneapolis MN      Released 2002 
      17. 03/25/72   Academy Of Music, New York, NY      Released 2003 (Part)
      18. 11/08/69   Fillmore Auditorium, San Francisco, CA      Released 2000 
      19. 05/19/77   Fox Theater, Atlanta, GA      Released 2003 
      20. 10/29/73   Keil Auditorium, St Louis, MO      Not Yet  
      21. 05/26/73   Kezar Stadium, San Francisco, CA      Not Yet  
      22. 06/26/74   Civic Center, Providence, RI      Released 1998 
      23. 09/17/72   Boston Music Hall, Boston, MA      Not Yet  
      24. 08/13/75   Great American Music Hall, SF, CA      Released 1991 
      25. 09/10/91   Madison Square Garden, NYC, NY      Released 2015 
        
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