Moby Grape - Truly Fine Citizen - Columbia 1970

Truly Fine Citizen - front cover

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Truly Fine Citizen - rear cover

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Music - 4 stars

This was to be Moby Grape's last album for Columbia. The record company separated the group from long time friend and producer David Rubinson.

Truly Fine Citizen was produced in Nashville by the legendary Bob Johnston [supposedly in three days]. The band is down to a trio [Peter Lewis, Jerry Miller, and Don Stevenson]. Johnston brings in session man Bob Moore to play bass. This album shows their facility with country-rock, a direction hinted at on Moby Grape 69.

Bright singing and vocal harmonies and a set of very good songs make this album a winner. Johnson has given Truly Fine Citizen an atmospheric sound and it all pulls together into a nice tight package.
It's a must album for Moby Grape fans, and collectors of late sixties country rock.