Saturday, November 13, 2021

 The Grip Weeds


JEM Records

The Grip Weeds' newest album is a collection of covers done very well, and in some cases better than the originals. For example, there's more heart, soul, and humanity in their cover of the Velvet Underground's “All Tomorrow's Parties” than that band and Nico got up to.

There also seems to be a message, as several of these songs, like Thunderclap Newman's “Something In The Air,” are about peace, love, and revolution, left wing hippie style. The message is that love, peace, and revolution, respect, and kindness are needed more than ever, so do it.

They include a lot of favorites: the Beatles' “It's Only Love,” the Stones' "Child Of The Moon,” the Zombies' “I Love You,” and the Byrds' “Lady Friend.” All are a lot of fun to hear, and played superbly.

If you like the 60s, want to relive it, or if you were too young to experience it the first time around, then this double album is for you, It comes in both a standard and deluxe version. No matter what era you grew up in, this album is for you, for just good music, period.

Andrea Weiss

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