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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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Rob March 27, 2011, 11:02:49

Train in Vain has been my favorite song since I was 14 years old. That was 34 years ago. Love hearing Bobby sing it, great cover of a great song.Can’t wait for GotV.

Will March 26, 2011, 14:16:30

The end is near…

marzaphigar March 26, 2011, 17:25:15

The greatest American band covering the GREATEST Brits…LOVE Abbey Road, but maybe they should do LC end to end…“Wrong ‘em Boyo” would be LOTS of fun…

EOTW March 26, 2011, 21:10:07

Um, Furthur IS NOT THE greatest American band.

ripple March 26, 2011, 21:25:27

what a great setlist – wish I’d been there!!!
And IThought Philly was great!! Just keeps gettin better & better

WTFd-bags March 27, 2011, 05:17:06

People baggin on bobby and phil should mind their own shit. dont like it? then listen to the fuckin dead. phil and bobby (w/new blood) coming up with things to do to keep themselves and peeps interested is a good thing for everyone… fuck off, apperently what you like is DEAD

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