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Published: 2011/03/26

Furthur Covers The Clash

Last night Furthur performed the first of three shows at Radio City Music Hall. The evening offered an extended second set segued sequence that began with “Hard to Handle” and then moved into fellow blues offerings “Smokestack Lightning” and “Spoonful” before drifting into “Bird Song.” This led into a run from “The Other One” into “Spanish Jam” back into “The Other One,” “Eyes of the World” and “King Solomon’s Marbles.” The evening’s big surprise, however, came during the first set with a cover of The Clash’s “Train in Vain” (which appears as a secret track at the closing of that group’s London Calling ). Bob Weir sang lead on the tune, which then segued into a set-closing “Might As Well.”

Here is a look at last night’s set list as it appears in our Box Scores section:

Radio City Music Hall, New York, NY

Set I: Jack Straw, Mississippi Half Step > Dark Hollow, Stagger Lee > On the Road Again, Loser, Train in Vain*, Might As Well

Set II: Hard to Handle > Smokestack Lightning > Spoonful > Bird Song > The Other One > Spanish Jam> The Other One > Eyes of the World > King Solomon’s Marbles, Dear Prudence > China Cat Sunflower > I Know You Rider, Not Fade Away

Enc: Touch of Grey

Notes: *First time played (The Clash)


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