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The Memory of Music
Discovering Moby Grape's Skip Spence via his only solo album Oar, and it's new tribute album, More Oar
"...the record player, playing over and over again is Skip Spence's Oar. The blinds are closed. There is a..."

Dec. 17, 1999 Music Feature by Louis Black

Naked If I Want To
Magnum opus on one of rock & roll's Rosetta Stones: 1967's Moby Grape
"...Skip Spence: rhythm guitar, vocals..."

Jan. 8, 2010 Music Feature by Louis Black

Back Door Man
A profile of Bill Bentley, former Austin Sun writer, current music industry impresario, and producer of tribute albums of Roky Erickson and Skip Spence
"...the critically lauded More Oar: A Tribute to the Skip Spence Album. Bentley casually calls these stellar associations "walking..."

Dec. 17, 1999 Music Feature by Margaret Moser

More Oar reviewed
"...More Oar: A Tribute to the Skip Spence Album (Birdman) Helping inaugurate the age of tribute..."

Dec. 17, 1999 Music Feature by Raoul Hernandez

Moby Grape
Gift Guide
"...all bowed to the group's Syd Barrett/Roky Erickson, Alexander "Skip" Spence. "Omaha," Spence's summation of 1960s electric brotherhood, presides..."

Dec. 14, 2007 Music Review by Raoul Hernandez

SXSW Music Interview: Peter & Arwen Lewis
Moby Grape dad and daughter make new music together
"...royalties to a Bay Area roots collective whose catalyst, Skip Spence, died in 1999. Peter Lewis reveals that his..."

March 17, 2017 Music Feature by Raoul Hernandez

Page Two: Sitting on the Dock of the Bay Watching the Tide Roll Away
The Chronicle at 35
"...all bowed to the group's Syd Barrett/Roky Erickson, Alexander 'Skip' Spence. 'Omaha,' Spence's summation of 1960s electric brotherhood, presides..."

Sept. 2, 2016 Column by Louis Black

Moby Grape
Reissues
"...a bag of cats, with late great band spark Skip Spence's yowl on second track "Rounder," still the band's..."

May 14, 2010 Music Review by Raoul Hernandez

Dancing About Architecture
SX3 (South By Cubed)
"...a tribute to another acid casualty/eccentric of the period, "Skip" Spence of Moby Grape, to be released on the..."

Jan. 16, 1998 Music Column by Ken Lieck

Page Two: The Place and the Time
Reasons for writing, and a pass at a Moby Grape discography
"...Legendary Grape, credited to all five original members, though Skip Spence is there only in spirit and as a..."

Jan. 8, 2010 Column by Louis Black

New Wine
SXSW Music 2010
"...wearing his cowboy hat and a shit-eating grin. Omar Spence, third son of Moby Grape's late spiritual center, Skip..."

March 26, 2010 Music Review by Raoul Hernandez

Playback: T for Texas, T for Starlings, TN
Double dulcimer reunion and other musical Thanksgiving
"...It was well-received, likened by a Nashville critic to "Skip Spence & the Soggy Bottom Boys hitting a bong..."

Nov. 29, 2013 Music Column by Kevin Curtin

Sean Morales
"...of "Bring Me Home" evokes the troubled soul of Skip Spence. Utility guitarist and saxman Jonathan Horne of Young..."

Feb. 2, 2018 Music Review by Greg Beets

Quin Galavis Turns Darkness Into His Magnum Opus
Obfuscating the narrative between fiction and lived experience on My Life in Steel and Concrete
"...the fraught introspections of forebears like Leonard Cohen and Skip Spence...."

Aug. 26, 2016 Music Feature by Greg Beets

The Doobie Brothers
"...LP The Doobie Brothers. Legend paints Moby Grape savant Skip Spence hooking up the fellow Bay Areans' early core,..."

Dec. 18, 2015 Music Review by Raoul Hernandez

Steady As He Goes
From cosmic cowboys and Americana to punk rock and legacy acts, Freddie Steady Krc keeps the beat
"...Roky Erickson, and More Oar: A Tribute to the Skip Spence Album nine years later. Sahm's final album was..."

Nov. 30, 2012 Music Feature by Margaret Moser

Crazy Heart
At the crazy heart of the 2009-10 Austin Music Awards sits Stephen Bruton
"...Grape LP featuring all the surviving original members plus Skip Spence's son, Omar, and this Barnum & Bailey AMA..."

March 19, 2010 Music Feature by Raoul Hernandez

Off the Record
Unveiling the Austin Music Awards lineup and greeting England's newest hitmakers
"...Grape, featuring all of the surviving original members and Skip Spence's son, Omar. "It's absolutely wonderful," beams Explosives catalyst..."

Feb. 19, 2010 Music Column by Austin Powell

7 & 7 Is
7 & 7 Is
"...set, while 177 imprints my new Sundazed Records Alexander "Skip" Spence 10-inch, two previously unreleased demo transmissions from the..."

Oct. 23, 2009 Music Review by Raoul Hernandez

Ghost Discography
"...jam "Guru in the Echo." "Sun Is Tangging" suggests Skip Spence's Oar...."

May 15, 2009 Music Feature

Off the Record
Weighing in on the Live Music Task Force's recommendations to City Council and casting a ballot for the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame
"...the Pyramid Meets the Eye) and Moby Grape's Alexander "Skip" Spence (More Oar) rank among the all-time best of..."

Nov. 21, 2008 Music Column by Austin Powell

Saturday Picks
"...warped iconoclasm in the vein of Syd Barrett and Skip Spence. – Greg Beets Hanne Hukkelberg..."

March 14, 2008 Music Feature

Foot Foot
"..."Charred Torso" taps a harrowing acoustic wisp reminiscent of Skip Spence's Oar. If you only know about Foot Foot..."

Feb. 8, 2008 Music Review by Greg Beets

Page Two: Searching in Dreamland
Where music takes us
"...Tim Buckley and the Youngbloods but by Grape mainstay Skip Spence, as well...."

Nov. 23, 2007 Column by Louis Black

Albert
"...reissue piece, this one a pledge to Moby Grape’s Skip Spence. My boss's personal connection to subject both kick-started..."

Feb. 19, 2007 Music Post by Raoul Hernandez

Robert Plant
Gift Guide
"...Sixties mystics like Tim Buckley, Jesse Colin Young, and Skip Spence – songwriters missing on walloping follow-up Mighty Rearranger..."

Dec. 8, 2006 Music Review by Raoul Hernandez

Heartworn Highways
DVDisc
"...Heartworn Highways is to the DVD big bang what Skip Spence's solo album Oar was to CDs: an artifact..."

Aug. 29, 2003 Music Review by Raoul Hernandez

SXSW Picks & Sleepers
"...have him pegged as a musical visionary à la Skip Spence. But he doesn't forsake his space-rock past with..."

March 16, 2001 Music Feature

Standing Next to a Mountain
Examining the 3-CD Stevie Ray Vaughan and Double Trouble box set.
"...some 150 titles a year, like last year's long-lost Skip Spence artifact/solo gem Oar (Irwin also masterminded the now-out-of-print..."

Dec. 15, 2000 Music Feature by Raoul Hernandez

Music Critics Poll: 1999
"...Reissue: Alexander "Skip" Spence, Oar..."

Jan. 7, 2000 Music Feature

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