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Great albums that fell off the critical radar: Moby Grape

Rob Hughes, Uncut, December 2003

THERE'S UNLUCKY and then there's unlucky. In the case of '60s Bay Area five-piece Moby Grape, they were hounded by the hex from Hell. They were a band who had it all, and their arrival at the high tide of American musical history couldn't have been better timed. Yet somehow they managed to blow it — big time — thanks to appalling management, police raids, nightmare recording sessions, drug-fired psychosis and legal wrangles stretching across four decades.

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