MOBY GRAPE - SAN FRANCISCO 1974

June 8, 2013 – 5:08 am

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MOBY GRAPE
San Francisco 1974 [no label, 2CD]

Live at the The Great American Music Hall, San Francisco, CA; April 16, 1974. Previously uncirculated. Good to fairly good soundboard.

Thanks to grner1 for sharing the tracks at Dime.

grner1 notes:

This version of Moby Grape was the missing link between Moby Grape and The Ducks (Neil Young’s short lived summer of 1977 Santa Cruz band that featured Young, Mosley, Blackburn and Johnny C). This is a decent quality soundboard recording though the mix is a bit unbalanced.

Lineage:
low gen. reel (master or 1st gen. copy) from a former Moby Grape roadie > PCM Beta tape (recorded on Sony SL-HF900 with Sony PCM601ESD digital adaptor).
Transfer: Sony SL-HF900 with Sony PCM601ESD (digital output) > Macintosh with Digidesign Audiomedia III card > Pro Tools (minor “nip and tuck” edits, normalization and tracking - no equalization or digital noise reduction) > AIFF > xACT (FLAC level 8 files with sector boundaries verified).

Click on the highlighted tracks to download the MP3s (224 kbps). As far as we can ascertain, these tracks have never been officially released on CD.

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Disc 1 (first set - 37:18)
Track 101. Get On Up [low levels for the first 18 seconds] (5.8MB)
Track 102. Silver Wings (8.6MB)
Track 103. Love Your Daddy (6.9MB)
Track 104. Show No Mercy Hill (5.0MB)
Track 105. How Can A Poor Man Stand Such Times And Live? (7.1MB)
Track 106. Jesse James (6.4MB)
Track 107. Ain’t No Secret (9.2MB)
Track 108. Perfect (4.1MB)
Track 109. City Lights (5.5MB)
Track 110. Gone Dead Train (3.9MB)
Track 111. thanks and applause before set break (200k)

Disc 2 (second set - 63:42)
Track 201. [cuts in] Thank All You People (7.2MB)
Track 202. I Am A Dreamer (7.5MB)
Track 203. What About Love? (4.2MB)
Track 204. I’m Ready (7.6MB)
Track 205. Pan American To New Orleans [with Wayne Goodwin - fiddle] (7.6MB)
Track 206. Window Into My Soul (9.7MB)
Track 207. Fall On You [false start] (1.4MB)
Track 208. Fall On You (4.8MB)
Track 209. A Deeper Mystery (6.4MB)
Track 210. Truckin’ Man (4.0MB)
Track 211. Miller’s Blues (9.3MB)
Track 212. [cuts in] Goodbye My Lady (4.7MB)
Track 213. Bottle Of Reds [with Wayne Goodwin - fiddle] (8.0MB)
Track 214. Can’t Be So Bad (9.9MB)
Track 215. Gypsy Wedding (4.8MB)
Track 216. thanks and applause before encore (3.1MB)
Track 217. Going Down (6.9MB)

Lineup:
Jerry Miller - guitar, vocals
Peter Lewis - guitar, vocals
Bob Mosley - bass, vocals
Jeff Blackburn - guitar, vocals
Johnny Craviotto (aka “Johnny C”) - drums, vocals
and special guest Wayne Goodwin - fiddle (where noted)

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  1. 8 Responses to “MOBY GRAPE - SAN FRANCISCO 1974”

  2. Many thanks! Looking forward to the second set!

    By David on Jun 8, 2013

  3. Thanks for the Grape, BigO!

    By aking on Jun 8, 2013

  4. Thanks for this one. You picked a Grape I didn’t have. So I was wearing my Moby Grape T-shirt the other day and my 13 year old granddaughter was trying to read the psychedelic writing and I said’”What’s purple and swims in the ocean?” Turns out she never heard of Moby Dick either. A bad joke gone worse.

    By sking on Jun 8, 2013

  5. How very fitting for me - how can a poor man stand such times and live.

    By 5yrsnojob on Jun 8, 2013

  6. For those that don’t have it, Willard posted Wow/Grape Jam expanded editions. Link in comments.
    http://www.willardswormholes.com/?p=16304#comments
    coincidence? I think so.

    By sking on Jun 8, 2013

  7. Thanks for posting this. I had no idea Moby Grape was still around in 1974. They’re more than a missing link in my opinion; they may be the best band from the Bay Area scene in the 1960s other than CCR, Santana, and the Airplane. It’s a sad story, though: overhyped; ripped off; and plagued by mental illness. None of that is evident in this show except for some of the lyrics. Can’t Be That Bad.

    By Eric on Jun 9, 2013

  8. CCR and Santana were nothing compared to Moby Grape. They BECAME something…but rarely is a first LP so good, esp to have been recorded in ‘66. The post above saying he didn’t know they were around in ‘74 doesn’t realize possibly they did a reunion LP for Reprise (20 Granite Creek) great song on there called Going Down To Texas. Same personnel, but added a cello player (!) - probably a shrink- ha! There were stories around at the time…They were great at rehearsals, lousy at the few reunion shows they did. IMO, from memory. Regards.

    By rick harper on Jun 11, 2013

  9. ..WOW!..another Moby Grape gem, many thanks BigO!..what an underrated band..

    By beega on Jun 26, 2013

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