Moby Grape is the debut album by rock band Moby Grape. Coming from the San Francisco scene, their reputation quickly grew to immense proportions, leading to a bidding war and a contract with Columbia Records. The album peaked at 24 on the Billboard albums chart in September Another song "Rounder" was also recorded, but no lyrics or vocals were completed for it at the time.
The cover photograph is by noted rock photographer Jim Marshall. On the original release, Don Stevenson is shown " flipping the bird " making an obscene gesture on the washboard. The flag behind Skip Spence is actually a United States flag that Columbia Records decided to obscure through airbrushing, presumably due to the political climate of the times. On the original release, the flag is colored red.
When the cover was revised to remove the offending finger mentioned above, the flag was changed from red to black, again presumably due to possible political interpretations the association of the color red with communism.
The Edsel vinyl and CD re-issues restored the photo to its original state, with Don Stevenson's displayed finger Moby Grape - Sitting By The Window / Indifference an un-airbrushed United States flag. Other CD re-issues use the cover from the first pressing, with the finger intact and the flag tinted red. All five records were issued with picture sleeves showing the same album cover photo. Nevertheless, as Gene Sculatti and Davin Seay write in their book San Francisco NightsMoby Grape "remains one of the very few psychedelic masterpieces ever recorded.
While history remembers the Grateful Dead and Jefferson Airplane as being more important, the truth is Moby Grape - Sitting By The Window / Indifference group ever made an album quite this good. It surges and roars like a tidal wave restrained by a seawall.
On October 9,Sundazed Records released a remastered CD version of the album's stereo mix containing bonus tracks, some of which were previously unreleased. In addition, Sundazed also released the album's mono mix on LPbut with no bonus tracks. It has been widely circulated among the Moby Grape mailing Moby Grape - Sitting By The Window / Indifference that former manager Matthew Katzwith whom the band has been in legal battles since the late s, threatened to file a lawsuit against Sundazed claiming ownership of the album artwork.
The song has also occasionally been performed live in concert by Bruce Springsteen. From this album, they covered "Lazy Me" on their outtakes album Flipped from Inband member Peter Lewis's daughter Arwen recorded a track-by-track cover of the album. It is slated for release in Fall From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Redirected from Indifference Moby Grape song. Moby Grape. This Maucca & Jelo - Toivo needs to be updated.
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