Moby Grape

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Moby Grape is an American rock band founded in 1966. Part of San Francisco's psychedelic music scene, the band merged elements of rock and roll, folk music, pop, blues, and country. They were one of the few groups of which all members were lead vocalists. The group's first incarnation ended in 1969, in part due to members Bob Mosley and Skip Spence suffering from mental illness. The group has reformed many times afterwards and continue to perform occasionally.

Moby Grape's success was accompanied by decades-long legal disputes with their former manager, Matthew Katz. Legal difficulties originated shortly after the group's formation, when Katz insisted on ownership of the group name. The dispute with Katz became more acute after the group members' rights to their songs were signed away in 1973, in a settlement made without their knowledge.

As described by Jeff Tamarkin, "The Grape's saga is one of squandered potential, absurdly misguided decisions, bad luck, blunders and excruciating heartbreak, all set to the tune of some of the greatest rock and roll ever to emerge from San Francisco. Moby Grape could have had it all, but they ended up with nothing, and less."

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Discography

Album

YearTitleArtistRatingReleases
1967Moby GrapeMoby Grape44
1968WowMoby Grape5
1968Grape JamMoby Grape3
1969Moby Grape '69Moby Grape2
1969Truly Fine CitizenMoby Grape3
197120 Granite CreekMoby Grape3
1984Moby Grape "1984 Reunion" (1984)Moby Grape2

Album + Compilation

YearTitleArtistRatingReleases
1984Wow / Grape JamMoby Grape2
1993The Very Best of Moby Grape - VintageMoby Grape42
2004Crosstalk: The Best of Moby GrapeMoby Grape1
2004Legendary GrapeMoby Grape2
2007Listen My Friends! The Best of Moby GrapeMoby Grape1
2009The Place and the TimeMoby Grape3

Album + Live

YearTitleArtistRatingReleases
1978Live GrapeMoby Grape43
2010LiveMoby Grape1

Single

YearTitleArtistRatingReleases
1968Can’t Be So Bad / Bitter WindMoby Grape1

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