Wednesday, December 5, 2012
"Moby Grape-Grape Jam feat. Al Kooper and Mike Bloomfield -1968 US":
Moby Grape was an American rock group from the 1960s, known for having all five members contribute to singing and songwriting and that collectively merged elements of folk music, blues, country, and jazz together with rock and psychedelic music.
"Grape Jam" isnotable in that it features guest appearances by Al Kooper and Mike Bloomfield. This studio album was recorded in New York City in January and February 1968.
"Never" is the best known song here and has often been cited as a probable source for Led Zeppelin's song "Since I've Been Loving You".The opening lyrics, the bluesy arrangement and some melodic elements are almost identical.
"The Lake" is a strange combination of poetry submitted by a fan of avant-garde psychedelic music with sound effects somewhat like side four of Frank Zappa's "Freak Out!".
The album was the inspiration for a number of other studio "jam" albums during the late 1960s and early 1970s.
-by dj fanis: here