This song ranks near the top of the list in terms of all time fan favorites. It was played since the very beginning and has remained a highlight nearly every show it is played.
In the early days of 92-93, the song frequently featured a "Shortnin' Bread" interpolation towards the end of the song.
After the summer of 1994, the last verse evolved beyond the mere repetition of "That's my blood down there".
Starting in 1995, a stop-time intro began to occasionally be played during full-band versions. After 1996, every full band performance of this song has included a stop-time intro. In 1999, fans from the original nancies mailing list began organizing to chant "Woo!" during the stop-time intro. By the summer of 2000, the "Woos" caught on and are now a standard crowd chant during every stop-time intro to Warehouse.
Dave and Tim versions have continued to contain the original intro, as well as a "Passion" intro where Dave interpolates the vocals from Peter Gabriel's song "Passion."
Beginning on 9.14.03
, the jam evolved into what has come to be known as the 'salsa jam' outro with a more celebratory 'salsa' vibe.
In 2007, the band began playing what we call a "UTTAD-style intro," where Dave sang an intro verse similar to the one found on the song's studio cut. Since the chords Dave played during this intro are the same ones he plays during the Passion intro, some have also labeled this intro as "Passion"; however, this intro is completely unrelated to the Peter Gabriel song and is therefore distinct from the Passion intro. In 2010, the band began playing the intro exactly as it appears on the album, which we have labeled "UTTAD intro."
This song has also been featured as a fake, in which the Warehouse intro is played several times before the band goes directly into Ants Marching.
Tim Reynolds - acoustic guitar