Shakedown Street demonstrates one of the issues with the dearth of mid 1980s releases. While I’d be great to have a wider cross-section of years to choose from the ones I have to choose from, based on my self-imposed selection criteria, are from the 78-81 and 89-90 periods, as that’s pretty much what’s been officially released.
Nevertheless, I wanted to get one final Shakedown in before wrapping up the year here. With all my effusive praise for Spring 1990, I also wanted to take a slight step back and re-visit the previous year. A little less MIDI and a little less tight than Spring 1990, but that’s part of the appeal!
In looking at Shakedown Street’s performance history it dawns on me that it was played far less frequently than one (at least I) would think. 163 times from 1978-1995. That’s fewer than 10 times per year on average. I assume that may be one of the reasons it was so well received when they did play it.
So here’s one final Shakedown Street, a bit rougher than the last one, but still fun to listen to.
Complete Setlist 4/2/89
Previous Shakedown Street DFAY Selections
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