It is different from most double album releases in that it was released as two different albums in separate covers, but packaged together and sold for only one dollar more than price of a single LP. Early copies of Wow omit the band's name from the record label, for unknown reasons.
Original US copies of the 2 album package had a large blue sticker on the front of shrink wrap which identified the albums and showed the songs of Wow in the correct order. The song titles for Grape Jam were only shown on the back of that album and were not visible on the outside of the sealed package. The back cover of Wow also showed the song titles in an incorrect order, and again, this was not visible on the sealed package.
Ignatius likes this. I must be the only person that prefers "Wow" to the 1st album. MGSeveral , Mar 6, Wow has a more heavily produced sound than the first Moby Grape album. String and horn arrangements were added to many of the songs by producer David Rubinson.
Psychedelic Rock , Folk Rock. The Place and the Time Moby Grape Live Your email address will not be published. Comments A great song as well as an eerie sign of trouble on the horizon for the band, Mr.
Loved seeing them back in the day, and the Sons of Champlin — and Quicksilver …. Leave a Reply Cancel reply Your email address will not be published. Trucking Man Fall on You Dark Magic. Moby Grape made several good albums in their day, but only one inarguably great one their classic debut , and getting their special magic on tape in the studio seemed to be a tricky affair. But the group apparently had better luck with their muse on-stage, judging from the evidence contained in this album.
Featuring material from five concerts spanning a period that predates the first album and ends shortly before the recording of Truly Fine Citizen the album that preceded their first breakup , Moby Grape Live: Historic Live Moby Grape Performances captures the energy and spirit of the band as well as anything they released during their heyday.
This collection starts out with seven songs from a show at San Francisco's Avalon Ballroom in , and if the performances aren't quite as precise as what they achieved in the studio, the interplay between guitarists Peter Lewis, Jerry Miller, and Skip Spence is exciting and brimming with imagination, while the five-part harmonies are terrific and all the more impressive for the fire of the band's attack.
Next up is the first authorized release of Moby Grape's short set at the Monterey International Pop Festival, and though the band might have been better advised to start with something more rousing than "Indifference" and "Mr. Blues," the group is in fine fettle and the closing version of "Omaha" rocks out. After a gritty blues workout on "Sweet Little Angel" that leaves plenty of room for guitar soloing, the album jumps forward to and a five-song session recorded for RAI Radio during a tour stop in the Netherlands.
By this time, Spence was out of Moby Grape, but if there's a little less electricity in the band the passion is still there, the harmonies are spot-on, "Trucking Man" rocks furiously, and the extended version of "Omaha" shows this group was still finding new wrinkles in their classic repertoire.
And finally, a Avalon Ballroom tape unearths the otherwise unrecorded "Dark Magic," an epic-scale guitar workout that runs over 17 minutes in this version. Romantic Sad Sentimental. Sexy Trippy All Moods. Drinking Hanging Out In Love. Omaha Kickin' Jerry is killing that guitar! Davmoco , Paperback Writer , bluemooze and 1 other person like this. Moby Grape Tommy Smothers: "Nobody else wanted to go first! Dovetail7 , CybrKhatru , Cherrycherry and 2 others like this.
Crawdad , bluemooze and CybrKhatru like this. The inimitable Skip Spence. AlienRendel and bluemooze like this. Hey Grandma live Coming from the San Francisco scene, their reputation quickly grew to immense proportions, leading to a bidding war and a contract with Columbia Records.
The album peaked at 24 on the Billboard albums chart in SeptemberMOBY GRAPE ’ Date et lieu: Stony Brook University, Stony Brook, NY, 22 octobre ; Avalon Ballroom, San Francisco, CA, décembre ; Label: Tendolar Support: 1 cd Durée: mn Source: Soundboard Qualité sonore: 8/ Liste des titres: 01 Mr. Blues () 02 () 03 Truckin’ Man () 04 If You Can’t Learn From.