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Moby Grape

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Moby Grape's Bob Mosley (1999)

Interview by Steve Roeser, Rock's Backpages Audio, 10 October 1999

The early days in San Diego with the Misfits; being screwed by manager Matthew Katz; being ripped-off by Led Zeppelin; the problems with Skip Spence - the ups and downs of Bob Mosley.

File format: mp3; file size: 33.3mb; Interview length: 36' 25"; sound quality: * (phoner)

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Moby Grape: Aiming High Up On The Vine

Profile by uncredited writer, KRLA Beat, 3 June 1967

THE MOBY Grape is a San Francisco rock quintet whose stated objective is to "climb high on the vine". They live in Mill Valley, California, ...

The Monkees: Headquarters (Colgems); Moby Grape: Moby Grape (Columbia)

Review by Pete Johnson, Los Angeles Times, 18 June 1967

Monkees Upgrade Album Quality ...

At Monterey Fairgounds: 1st Pop Music Festival Draws Large Crowds

Report by Pete Johnson, Los Angeles Times, 19 June 1967

MONTEREY — Thirty thousand people swelled the city of Monterey over the weekend for the first International Festival of Pop Music, held in the outdoor ...

Monterey Pop Festival: The Hip Homunculus

Report by Richard Goldstein, The Village Voice, 29 June 1967

"The West is the best: Get here and we'll do the rest!" — The Doors ...

The Week's New Singles: Beach Boys, 5th Dimension, Vanilla Fudge, Moby Grape, Aretha Franklin

Review by Nick Jones, Melody Maker, 12 August 1967

Fresh Beach Boys for the summer months ...

Moby Grape Emerges

Profile by Jim Delehant, Hit Parader, September 1967

WHAT'S BIG, purple and swims in the ocean with harpoons stuck in its back? What has ten legs, long hair, some guitars and drums and ...

Platter Chatter: New Albums From The Beatles, Mothers Of Invention etc.

Review by uncredited writer, Hit Parader, October 1967

ABSOLUTELY FREE by the Mothers (Of Invention) must be heard to be believed and appreciated. The music is incredibly dynamic, the lyrics irresistibly memorable. ...

New Wave USA

Report by Nick Jones, Melody Maker, 25 November 1967


The Grateful Dead, Taj Mahal: Shrine Shrine Exposition Hall; Moby Grape, Genesis, the McCoys: the Kaleidoscope, Los Angeles CA

Live Review by Pete Johnson, Los Angeles Times, 26 August 1968

AT THEIR best, wthe Grateful Dead are a wondrous group and they were at their best for a weekend dance concert sponsored by Pinnacle at ...

1968: The Shaken City Walls

Overview by Geoffrey Cannon, The Guardian, 24 December 1968

"AN ELECTRIC caterwauling of power... burning it, flashing it, whirling it down some arc of consciousness, the sound screaming up to a climax of vibrations ...

Moby Grape — The Truth!

Interview by Lon Goddard, Record Mirror, 1 March 1969

WHAT WAS Moby Grape? Some thought it was yet another hold-over from the battery of 'grape' jokes that sprang out of the American college pun ...

Albums from the MC5, Neil Young, Flying Burrito Brothers et al

Review by John Mendelssohn, UCLA Daily Bruin, 7 May 1969

"I guess you could say our thing is a condemnation of everything that is false and deceitful in our society." — John Sinclair, of the ...

Moby Grape: Great Grape

Review by Max Bell, New Musical Express, 7 December 1974

COINCIDING with their decision to reform comes this compilation of Moby Grape, not a greatest of hits but a personal faves number allotted to Bill ...

Moby Grape: Vintage: The Very Best Of Moby Grape

Review by Jon Savage, MOJO, November 1993

MOBY GRAPE BEGAN IN 1966, arguably the decade's peak; they fell apart in 1969, a time of madness, desolation, dread. Between the optimism of ‘Hey ...

Just Like Gene Autry: A Foxtrot

Book Excerpt by Tom Hibbert, 'Love is the Drug' (Penguin), 1994

THE BYRDS FORMED in 1964 when Jim (later Roger) McGuinn, a Dylan-obsessed folkie from San Francisco, saw A Hard Day's Night. He decided there and ...

Alexander 'Skip' Spence

Obituary by Dave DiMartino, MOJO, June 1999

"I'LL TELL YOU A GOOD ONE, a realy good one," says Jerry Miller, long-time guitarist with Moby Grape, warming to the subject of his former ...

Skip Spence and the Sad Saga of Moby Grape

Book Excerpt by Jeff Tamarkin, 'Got a Revolution', 2003

IN THE SUMMER of 1965, Jefferson Airplane decided to dismiss their first drummer, Jerry Peloquin. That's when a golden boy named Alexander "Skip" Spence came ...

Great albums that fell off the critical radar: Moby Grape

Retrospective by Rob Hughes, Uncut, December 2003

THERE'S UNLUCKY and then there's unlucky. In the case of '60s Bay Area five-piece Moby Grape, they were hounded by the hex from Hell. They ...

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

Review by 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 ...

Moby Grape: Moby Grape

Sleeve notes by Gene Sculatti, Sundazed Music Inc., 14 July 2007

"There was a definite shock value in hearing the Grape open up with a sound that you did not so much hear as feel in ...

You Had To Be There: Moby Grape's reunion show at The Fillmore East, June 1971

Live Review by Bud Scoppa, Uncut, October 2007

IT WAS THE middle of the afternoon, and four of us were sitting dead centre in the otherwise empty Fillmore East. Beside me was fellow ...

Frisco, Where Art Thou: Reassessing the Musical Legacy of the '60s Psychedelic Capital

Retrospective by Gene Sculatti, Rock's Backpages, September 2010

LAST SATURDAY, paging through an article on Robert Plant in the September issue of MOJO, I learned that, upon their initial meeting in a Dublin ...

We need to talk about... Skip Spence: Oar in dark water

Retrospective by Graham Reid, Elsewhere, 5 March 2012

SYD BARRETT of Pink Floyd and Roky Erickson of Thirteenth Floor Elevators don't own the category of "mad '60s acid casualty" exclusively. ...

see also Skip Spence


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