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Keeping the Americana theme going tonight with a portion of a concert given in Amsterdam by the sadly neglected, maligned and overlooked Moby Grape. Recorded by VPRO (the Pop Music wing of Radio Nederland), on February 12, 1969.
I think, if there was ever a band plagued by bad luck and poor timing it would have to have been Moby Grape. Probably more so than any band of the Psychedelic era. But sad because they certainly didn’t deserve it and were, by all accounts, poised to become one of the great 60s bands.
But fate always seems to have different plans. And what you think may be a sure thing turns out to be anything but. It’s all a crapshoot.
But tonight it’s a glimpse of a great and somewhat doomed band, just at the tipping point where things were about to fall apart, but still in wonderful form.
Here’s what’s on the player:
February 12, 1969
1 I’m Not Willing [fades in at beginning] 5:20
2 Trucking Man 2:03
3 Sittin’ By The Window 3:43
4 Fall On You 2:22
5 Omaha 5:38
6 Murder In My Heart For The Judge 5:13
7 Miller’s Blues 4:55
Jerry Miller – guitar, vocals
Peter Lewis – guitar, vocals
Bob Mosley – bass, vocals
Don Stevenson – drums, vocals