Moby Grape - Wow - Columbia 1968

Wow - front cover open

front cover - open

Won  - inside gatefold

inside gatefold


Music - 1 stars

The band is sent to New York to record Wow. The album title is appropriately named. The results are dreadful, an embarrassment to everyone involved with the project.

The superior writing of the band's debut is gone. The production is awful. There are gimmicks such as glass shattering, and a song halfway through the first side that must be played at 78 rpm.

Wow has my vote as one of the worst rock records of all time.

Note: Soon after the release of Wow, Skip Spence was admitted to Bellevue Hospital for treatment of drug problems. Spence is later diagnosed as paranoid Schizophrenic