Jam Chart for shows in the city of Plainfield, VT (11 entries)

Date Song City Timing Notes
1985-11-23 Whipping Post Plainfield, VT 27:26 Labeled "Whipping Post Jam" in the Setlist, little of this 27 minute open-ended improv session sounds anything like the song. It's more of an early example of the band's inherent improvisational nature. Even if not superb music, it's worth the journey back in time to hear where it all came from.
1986-05-17 Halley's Plainfield, VT 0:00 Debut, with Richard "Nancy" Wright on vocals. (Does not circulate.)
1986-10-12 Wilson Plainfield, VT 6:40 First recorded live version at Goddard College has a snappier beat, and a goofier vocal delivery than the more bombastic, arena rock version we've come to adore. At the first instrumental break preceding "Mike Christian", the band gets almost silent, the small audience claps the beat, spurring a spritely, fusion jam unlike any modern version of Wilson you've heard.
1986-10-12 Halley's Plainfield, VT 7:47 Nice little rocking jam at the end of this early version.
1986-10-12 Possum Plainfield, VT 5:48 -> in from "Halley's." First version with Mike taking the lead on vocals, without Jeff, and with the familiar Trey-led jam.
1986-10-31 Jam Plainfield, VT 5:45 A really good Trey-led jam opens Set II. Rocking and blues-infused, this offers a glimpse at early improvisation. > to "Bag."
1986-10-31 Bowie Plainfield, VT 10:05 Earliest known live version. Jam is played at a slowed tempo initially, but picks up speed and intensity as it develops.
1987-10-31 Jam Plainfield, VT 8:06 A free-form jam, apparently played together with the band the Joneses opens the show, with Trey on drums at first. The jam structure improves once Trey jumps to guitar, and includes some "Low Rider" teases. -> to "Whipping Post."
1988-10-29 Foam Plainfield, VT 4:27 Debut. First version contains only the composed and lyrical sections with no jam component.
1988-10-29 Wilson Plainfield, VT 5:23 An otherwise standard-for-the-era version gets a unique boost courtesy of guest saxophonist Russ Remington (of Giant Country Horns and TAB fame.) Unfinished.
1989-10-31 Bowie Plainfield, VT 20:36 The "Mac 'N Cheese" version (see Setlist). Breaks away from standard "Bowie" at about 9:00 into some jarring jamming similar to "DEG." Another early one that gets WAY OUT there and includes a jam on "I'm A Man" (Spencer Davis Group) at about 16:45. Powerful trill section.
Jam chart versions are selected because of improvisational and other characteristics that distinguish these from typical versions of the song.
The jam chart team has highlighted some versions with a yellow background; these are the versions the team believes to be especially improvisational, or otherwise notable.
A purple date indicates that you were in attendance.


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