Moby Grape

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  1. GibbyTwin

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    1967......it was a very good year...♫
    A very good year for San Fran...♫
    and psychodelic rock bands...♫



     
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    They were great!

    Lot's of excellent music from that time, too.

    Pacific Gas and Electric was another . . . . Are You Ready?

    Glenn Schwartz was one hell of a guitar playeer and kept on playing out right up until he passed away last fall. He was on his own personal track and stuck to it faithfully. Glenn was one of the locals, and I knew him from my younger days and right up till his passing. A member of the "house band" at the Beachland Ballroom. RIP



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    Their first record was great. Both Moby Grape and Buffalo Springfield were powerhouse guitar rock bands. Unfortunately the Grape never birthed anything of great consequence after that first record. The marketing plan of releasing most of the songs as 45 singles than putting out the record was just plain dumb. Here is a funny clip of them from the Mike Douglas Show. Would have helped if they had Skip's mic on though.

     
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    omaha is a great tune...every so often i would sing (in my head...never out loud)...my friends...no other lyrics...i kept searching for it...i then asked here got the answer of course and got the song off amazon
     
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    Jerry Miller a great guitar player as is Bob Mosley bass.
     
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    Haven't heard that name for a while.
     
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    I wore that first MG record out...
     
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    Great band! Jerry Miller is still playing. It's too bad that little they did held up to that first album. Skippy was crazy and Bob Mosley joined the Marines and didn't come out of the experience very well. Don, Peter and Jerry carried on for a while, but they never captured the same spark.
     
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    Saw them in a small bar near Santa Cruz billed as Maby Grope ~ incognito.
     
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    oh you are speaking my language brother! i'm a psychedelia nut! thanks for this!
     
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    the song that made me want to play guitar age seven
     
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    As others have said, the first record kills. This live version is GREAT.



    I'm way too young to have been able to see them live, but I can tell from this clip that Skip was a dynamic performer.
     
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    Love the Grape. So much talent. Nothing else came close to the first record but an incredible band all the same.
     
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    my favorite songs ever! mind blow!
     
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    Omaha blew my mind. My bands could never work up a decent version at the time.
     
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    the music from the film head is highly over looked...good stuff on that soundtrack
     
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    Actually came up as om-aha. Om like a chant, then aha! Peter told me.
     
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    I saw them in '69 in Philly at one of those mega-shows they used to do that were just fantastic. Buddy Guy, Moby Grape, Vanilla Fudge, and the Chambers Brothers. Now those were concerts. I remember first song in, MG's guitar player broke a string and they had to stop and we waited while he re-strung his guitar. No backups in those days.
     
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    Even my Dad (passed) liked "San Francisco" -he liked gentle people and was one himself.
     
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