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20 Granite Creek

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Released  September 1971
20 Granite Creek (1971)  Great Grape (1972)
Release date  1971
Label  Reprise Records
Length  32:53
Artist  Moby Grape
Producer  David Rubinson
Genre  Rock music
20 Granite Creek httpsuploadwikimediaorgwikipediaen22020G
Recorded  1971 at Pacific Recording Studios and Moby Grape's House
Similar  Moby Grape albums, Rock music albums

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20 Granite Creek is the rock band Moby Grape's fifth album. After recording their last album for Columbia Records, Truly Fine Citizen, the band went on hiatus until 1971 when they reunited with Skip Spence and Bob Mosley and recorded this reunion album for Reprise Records; their only album for the label. David Rubinson, who produced most of the band's Columbia albums, was back as producer here, as well as serving as the band's manager.. The album title refers to an address near Santa Cruz, CA but there is no record that any band member ever lived there.

Contents

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Critical reception

In a contemporary review for Rolling Stone magazine, music critic Richard Meltzer found the album remarkable and said that it "proves that without an audience and with all the members of the original Grape aboard ship they can outdo Truly Fine Citizen with their eyes closed." By contrast, Robert Christgau of The Village Voice graded it a "B–" and found the album drab and marred by kotos. In a retrospective review, he gave it a "B+" and said that Moby Grape was intense and hopeful for a band in decline: "You can hear the country undertone now, but you can also hear why you missed it—at their most lyrical these guys never lay back, and lyricism is something they're usually rocking too hard to bother with, though their compact forms guarantee poetic justice."

Track listing

Side one
Side two

Personnel

  • Peter Lewis - rhythm guitar, vocals
  • Jerry Miller - lead guitar, vocals
  • Bob Mosley - bass, vocals
  • Skip Spence - rhythm guitar, vocals
  • Don Stevenson - drums, vocals
  • Additional personnel
  • Jeffrey Cohen - bass
  • Andy Narell - steel drums
  • David Rubinson - electric piano, congas
  • Gordon Stevens - electric viola, dobro, mandolin
  • Charts

    Album – Billboard

    Songs

    1Gypsy Wedding2:23
    2I'm the Kind of Man That Baby You Can Trust3:33
    3About Time2:51

    References

    20 Granite Creek Wikipedia


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