Moby Grape

Omaha

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The sad fact of CBS Records' promotion for Moby Grape is underlined here, wherein they released almost all of the album's tracks as singles, resulting in over-saturation. "Omaha" was possibly the one single on the album that could have gone Top Ten. It's been described as "the Beatles on speed," and that's pretty accurate. A jubilant, hook-laden rocker with a devastating chorus ("'Listen my friends"), it was more than radio-friendly. Written by Moby Grape wild card, Skip Spence, it was about all of the (short-lived) good vibes that surrounded the band in their salad days. It was neatly covered by Golden Palmiminos, with Michael Stipe, in the 1980s.

Appears On

Year Artist/Album Label Time AllMusic Rating
Moby Grape 1967 CBUJ Distribution / San Francisco Sound 2:25
Max Weinberg Presents: Let There Be Drums, Vol. 2 - The 60's 196?
Various Artists
Rhino 2:22
No Image 1973 Columbia
No Image 1993 Sony Music Distribution 2:45
Psychedelia [Import] 1994
Various Artists
San Francisco Sound: Then & Now, Vol. 1 1994
Various Artists
San Francisco Sound 2:23
No Image 1996
Various Artists
Phantom
Rock: Train Kept a Rollin' 1999
Various Artists
Sony Music Distribution 2:24
Sony Music 100 Years: Soundtrack for a Century 1999
Various Artists
Sony Music Distribution 2:24
Woodstock Generation [Sony Box] 2004
Various Artists
Columbia 2:19
Listen My Friends! The Best of Moby Grape 2007 Columbia / Legacy 2:46
Love Is the Song We Sing: San Francisco Nuggets 1965-1970 2007
Various Artists
Rhino / Warner Bros. 2:24
Robert Plant's Jukebox 2011
Various Artists
Chrome Dreams 2:38