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Music Consumption: Moby Grape
01/16/2000 Moby Grape: Moby Grape

Moby Grape - Moby Grape I had picked up a copy of Oar for a friend, and shortly thereafter had a dream that suggested to me strongly that I needed to get the Moby Grape debut album, particularly for "Omaha." Make of this what you will. A couple of days later, there was a sealed vinyl copy in my favorite store. Man, is it one amazing album. Jerry Miller's Verlaine-esque (okay, so given the chronology, maybe Verlaine's leads are Miller-esque, in more ways than one) leads are the surprise treasure for me. Great three-guitar attack, and the harmonies are another attraction. Good songs, too. And "Omaha" is great, but check out...well, just about everything. Sadly, corporate greed and confusion, as well as star-struckness and too many drugs, kept the band from achieving what they could have. But we have the album. Listen.