ORIGINAL FIRST PRESS
UNCENSORED (Withdrawn) 1967 "FINGER" Cover
+ (UNCensored) LARGE GROUP POSTER
\ USA - Columbia 360 Sound - CL 2698 - MONO
the Hippies "Summer Of Love" ... 50th year anniversary listings ...
and...It's MONO baby!
RARE COLLECTION Copy!
BOLD DENSE MONO SONG MIXES
SCARCE to be found so CLEAN...MONO 1967 first pressing on the highly rated Columbia 360 Sound label of the sixties...with different song mixes from the STEREO release = bold punchy MONAURAL !
SO HARD to find this cover without wear (highly wear-prone black cover) ...
This is the rare 1967 uncensored and withdrawn "finger cover" (the first pressing from 50 years ago due to, well, "the finger")
Includes the ( UNcensored) "finger" large MOBY GRAPE POSTER
Moby Grape's career was a long, sad series of minor disasters, in which nearly anything that could have gone wrong did (poor handling by their record company, a variety of legal problems, a truly regrettable deal with their manager (whom still seems to consider HIMSELF more important than the band), creative and personal differences among the band members, and the tragic breakdown of guitarist and songwriter Skip Spence), but their self-titled debut album was their one moment of unqualified triumph. Moby Grape is one of the finest (perhaps the finest) album to come out of the San Francisco psychedelic scene, brimming with great songs and fresh ideas while blessedly avoiding the pitfalls that pock marked the work of their contemporaries -- no long, unfocused jams, no self-indulgent philosophy, and no attempts to sonically recreate the sound of an acid trip. Instead, Moby Grape built their sound around the brilliantly interwoven guitar work of Jerry Miller, Peter Lewis, and Skip Spence, and the clear, bright harmonies of all five members (drummer Don Stevenson and bassist Bob Mosely sang just as well as they held down the backbeat). As songwriters, the group blended straight-ahead rock & roll, blues, rural, and psychrock accents into a flavorful brew that was all their own, with a clever melodic sense that reflected the lysergic energy surrounding them without drowning in it. And producer David Rubinson got it all on tape in a manner which captured the band's infectious energy and soaring melodies with uncluttered clarity, while subtly exploring the possibilities of the stereo mixing process. "Omaha," "Fall on You," "Hey Grandma," and "8:05" sound like obvious hits (and might have been if Columbia hadn't released them as singles all at once), but the truth is there isn't a dud track to be found here, and time has been extremely kind to this record. Moby Grape is as refreshing today as it was upon first release, and if fate prevented the group from making a follow-up that was as consistently strong, for one brief shining moment Moby Grape proved to the world they were one of America's great bands. While history remembers the Grateful Dead and Jefferson Airplane as being more important, the truth is neither group arguably ever made an album quite this good.
CONDITION: The Cover: is SOLID all over, rated: near "EX" (excellent) a little light past use is all, still very crisp - solid collection copy, SEE PHOTO ! ...From the 1967 "Summer Of Love" San Francisco scene ...no delete marks, no bends, no split seams, no writing anywhere ...SO HARD to find this cover without wear (highly wear-prone black cover) ...SURVIVOR here!
The Vinyl: is all shiny both sides, rated: near M- nice-clean -- expect to play clean & highly enjoyable ... with clean 360 sound Columbia labels...
NOTE: The large poster is included and is CLEAN with no rips or tears
A cool addition to anyone's music library! SEE: SELLERS OTher items for similar cool sounds for "head" people... EFFICIENT/CAREFUL GRADING All imperfections are noted both cover & record
A cool addition to anyone's music library!
SEE: SELLERS OTher items for similar cool sounds for "head" people...
All imperfections are noted both cover & record