Moby Grape – “Live” (2010)

May 1, 2011 at 6:10 am (Music, Reviews & Articles)

This review of the first ever release of live Moby Grape material comes from someone named Brendan, taken from The Rising Storm website, April 9, 2010…

Something tells me, if I had been at San Francisco’s Avalon Ballroom in June of ‘67 to witness Moby Grape at the height of their powers, scorching through their set of two-minute pop blasts, blaring triple-guitar action and five-part harmonies soaring, I might not have survived the night. None was the match of the mighty Grape in those days; the band was “flying musically” and easily the toughest act around. Moby Grape Live is the first official release to afford a glimpse into the raucous and entrancing stage performances of one of the most exciting, original, and underappreciated bands of the ’60s.

Separated into four sides, this double LP takes us to performances from the same weeks their infamously overhyped masterpiece Moby Grape was released, to their few high-octane minutes at the legendary Monterey International Pop Festival, jumping forward to a 1969 performance in Amsterdam featuring cuts from Wow and ’69, and ending back at the start: a full side of  ”Dark Magic,” recorded New Years Eve, 1966. Read the rest of this entry »

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