Moby Grape

Genres: Country & Bluegrass Pop / Rock
Tags: psychedelic rock psychedelic 60s classic rock rock garage rock Powered by AudioScrobbler
Decades: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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The legend that continues to grow and grow around this memorable late 60s San Francisco, California, USA band is mainly based on their magnificent debut album, which fans vainly willed them to repeat. This iconoclastic but sometimes shambling unit was formed in September 1966, with the seminal line-up of Alexander ‘ Skip’ Spence (18 April 1946, Windsor, Ontario, Canada, d. 16 April 1999, Santa Cruz, California, USA; guitar/vocals), Jerry Miller (b. 10 July 1943, Tacoma, Washington, USA; guitar/vocals), Bob Mosley (b. 4 December 1942, Paradise Valley, California, USA; bass/vocals), Don Stevenson (b. 15 October 1942, Seattle, Washington, USA; drums), and Peter Lewis (b. 15 July 1945, Los Angeles, California, USA; guitar/vocals).

A number of record companies were queuing up to sign Moby Grape, but they decided to go with CBS Records and became marketing guinea pigs for an unprecedented campaign, whereupon 10 tracks (five singles plus...

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