Guitar Eater
Oh no it's a Bleeding Box
Join date: Nov 2005
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#1
Who here loves The Grape? Vastly underrated psychedelic SF band that by all accounts could have made it extremely huge had their marketing and promotion strategy not turned out to be a flop.

Wikipedia Entry

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Recently, Listen My Friends! The Best of Moby Grape was released

This collection of songs has most of their top hits, I for one feel like they are missing out some important ones, but for the hardcore fan it's recommended that they try to find the Vintage - The Very Best Of Moby Grape which still isn't perfect but it's much more extensive.

One of my favorite tracks on the self-titled LP is "Someday" -- very beautiful. In fact, I will share some youtube links of their songs and performances. Poor quality sound and video but these are just a taste.

Hey Grandma+Sitting By the Window

Moby Grape Mike Douglas show

Terrific Someday Cover

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Anyone had a chance to listen to Skip Spence's solo album, Oar? I hear it's great.
Last edited by Guitar Eater at Jan 10, 2008,
rosamamosa
e-married to Gunpowder :D
Join date: Jan 2008
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#2
I think they could have would have had more success, but most people associated them with the Jefferson Airplane, arguably the greatest band of the psycadelic era.
I am the Drake
Problem Child
Join date: Dec 2007
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#3
I've never heard anything by them. I want to though because I know that Robert Plant liked them and the rest of Zeppelin hated them. And in the early days Plant would make the guys play some Moby Grape covers. So I'm curious to see what they sound like.
Peter Hayes
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Join date: Dec 2007
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#4
Quote by I am the Drake
I've never heard anything by them. I want to though because I know that Robert Plant liked them and the rest of Zeppelin hated them. And in the early days Plant would make the guys play some Moby Grape covers. So I'm curious to see what they sound like.


You can hear some of it on Youtube. Just add the name to search!

Not at all bad - but it was just country rock in beads and flares. Not bad, but not great either. Skip Spence had a good voice, shame he didn't have some outstanding material to work with.
Stop showing off and play the music!
wmnwmn
Registered User
Join date: May 2008
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#6
Grape was great. Oar is very good too.
Anyone have tab for 'It's a beautiful day'?
BrainDamage
Knirps for moisture
Join date: Aug 2004
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#7
Only thing I know is Hey Grandma, thanks to the Black Crowes. Cool song.
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TheHeartbreaker
The Pope of Zeppelinism
Join date: Apr 2005
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#8
Moby Grape isn't my favorite San Francisco-area band, but it's hard to deny that they were something special. I own several of their albums, each enjoyable.

Quote by I am the Drake
I've never heard anything by them. I want to though because I know that Robert Plant liked them and the rest of Zeppelin hated them. And in the early days Plant would make the guys play some Moby Grape covers. So I'm curious to see what they sound like.


Plant was a fan of them. If you are able to, listen to Never from Grape Jam-it may sound familiar.
Last edited by TheHeartbreaker at May 5, 2008,