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Moby Grape: Crosstalk: The Best of Moby Grape (Sony Music UK)

Barney Hoskyns, Uncut, March 2004

YOU COULD SAY it was all there in the name: Melville’s white whale meets Dionysus, with suitably catastrophic results. But Californian quintet Moby Grape, the great West Coast shoulda-beens of that dazed and bemused ‘66-‘69 time, were doomed by more than nomenclature.

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