The show, from April 26, 1971 and recorded at the Fillmore East, was recorded on the second of three nights the group opened for the Grateful Dead during the Dead's final shows at the venue. The New Riders, which also included John Dawson on guitar and vocals, David Nelson on lead guitar and vocals, Dave Torbert on bass and vocals and Spencer Dryden on drums, perform several songs from their first album, including “Whatcha Gonna Do,” “I Don't Know You,” “Glendale Train,” “Louisiana Lady” and “Last Lonely Eagle.” The group also performs covers of the Rolling Stones' “Honky Tonk Woman” and Chuck Berry's “Brown-Eyed Handsome Man.”
Garcia left the group in November, 1971, and only was a member for this first album.
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