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Grant Lee Buffalo: Born of Oblivion, Bound for Glory

Paul Zollo, Musician, April 1994

GRANT LEE Buffalo is three: singer/guitarist Grant Lee Phillips, drummer Joey Peters and Paul Kimble on bass. Its evident, after only moments with the band, which roles they take: Phillips is the slightly spaced, ethereal artist of the group, the guy who writes the songs and lives in a world of dark imagination. Kimble is a sensible Midwesterner who also produces and engineers the band's recordings, and waxes eloquent on subjects like the range of sound frequencies and the brain's capacity for sonic information. Joey Peters, who has drummed for John Lee Hooker, among others, contributes comic relief à la Ringo, ever ready to deflate tensions or pretensions generated by his bandmates.

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