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Very Best Of Moby Grape
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Audio CD, Import, 4 January 2005
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- Is Discontinued By Manufacturer : No
- Product Dimensions : 14.2 x 12.6 x 0.99 cm; 121.05 Grams
- Manufacturer : SONY MUSIC UK
- Manufacturer reference : CD4839582
- Original Release Date : 2005
- Label : SONY MUSIC UK
- ASIN : B000026G8K
- Number of discs : 2
- Best Sellers Rank: 22,838 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)
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Vintage: The Very Best of Moby Grape is a retrospective collection of Moby Grape songs, many previously unreleased, originally issued in 1993 as part of Columbia Records' "Rock Artifacts" series. Included in the collection was the entire eponymous first album of the group, generally considered to be one of the most important albums of its era.
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These five guys could really play, they had a couple of fine singers, and had a Californian rock sound that had a touch of Love about it, a hint of Jefferson Airplane, and a dash of Quicksilver. They weren't quite as distinctive as the first two perhaps, but they had better songs than Spirit, and were, to my ears, more varied than Quicksilver or many a lesser LA band.
They also possessed wit, best exemplified by the manic talents of the late Skip Spence, a man whose name is probably better known now that it ever was back then. Jerry Miller was a superb guitarist and songwriter, and Peter Lewis - son of Hollywood star Loretta Young! - contributed much to their sound as well.
I used to have their LP simply called Wow, and played it a lot, particularly the straight rock number Can't Be So Bad, still one of their most inspired moments. But the songs Hey Grandma, Bitter Wind, Murder in My Heart For the Judge, the eccentric Funky-Tunk, Motorcycle Irene, Skip's Song, the lovely He, and Omaha (nothing to do with the Counting Crows song) are all worth hearing.
Moby Grape were the nearly men, a band far better than their meagre success and brief lifetime would imply. If you like any of the bands mentioned earlier - or The Doors, or even The Seeds - then you can't afford to ignore the Grape, one of the West Coast's - and one of America's - finest bands of the late sixties.
This is a superbly compiled and presented compilation. Would that all comps could all be so well put together.
Can't be so bad...
They're gonna get better
Can't you see me
I wanna talk to you
Terrific 60's West Coast rock that still sounds fresh as paint.