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Skip Spence

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Skip Spence: The Next Big That Never Was

Retrospective and Interview by Johnny Angel, L.A. Weekly, 25 March 1994

IT'S EARLY December, 1966, at San Francisco's Avalon Ballroom. The Summer of Love is a good seven months off, the Avalon scene still small and ...

Alexander 'Skip' Spence: Oar (Columbia US)

Review by Dave DiMartino, MOJO, June 1997

Tracks: Little Hands/Cripple Creek/Diana/Margaret-Tiger Rug/Weighted Down/War In Peace/Broken Heart/All Come To Meet Her/Books Of Moses/Dixie Peach Promenade/Lawrence Of Euphoria/Grey/Afro ...

Alexander Spence: Oar (Sundazed)

Review by Jon Savage, MOJO, 1999

THE PASSING OF TIME has edged some psych esoterica into the mainstream, and Oar is a shining example. At once individual confession, generational narrative, 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 ...

Alexander Spence: Oar; Various Artists: More Oar

Review by Richard Gehr, The Village Voice, 3 August 1999

IF EVERY Sgt. Pepper's begets its Satanic Majesties Request, and every Woodstock its Woodstock '99, Alexander "Skip" Spence's post-Bellevue Oar, first released in 1969, resembles ...

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 ...

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. ...

Dark Star: The Tragic Genius Of Skip Spence

Retrospective by Rob Hughes, Classic Rock, 23 January 2015

Moby Grape co-founder Skip Spence wrote his album Oar in a psychiatric ward after threatening his bandmates with an axe. Fifteen years after his death, artists ...

see also Jefferson Airplane

see also Moby Grape


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