Moby Grape followed the expansiveness of 1968ʼs
wow with an unadorned, back-to-basics sound on this, their fourth long-player. Bob Mosleyʼs
understated vocal makes the ballad “Itʼs A Beautiful Day Today” one of the great grape tracks, Peter
Lewisʼ stately “I Am Not Willing” is still a stunner and “Trucking Man”
and “Ooh Mama Ooh” show that nobody could rock a shuffle like guitarist Jerry Miller and company. Most of
ʼ69 was recorded as a
quartet, with Skip Spence having just left the band. His parting gift, “Seeing,” is an alternately tender and
tough tab of psychedelia that prefigures his rightly touted solo album, oar. We now offer it to you on colored vinyl!