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Music to laze around with, just like slipping into a warm, comfortable bath; bubbling with many stringed instruments and occasional live performances. (Visit homepage.)
November 25, 2002: Golly! Grip Weeds galore!
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|Tiny Lights||"Chesterfield Gorge"||Hail the Halcyon Fear|
|The Tea Company||"Flowers" /"Love Can Make the World Go 'Round"||Come and Have Some Tea with The Tea Company|
|Merchants of Dream||"Tribute to the Crocodile"||Strange Night Voyage|
|Merchants of Dream||"Dorothy the Fairy Queen"||Strange Night Voyage|
|Merchants of Dream||"Lovelife's Purple Circus"||Strange Night Voyage|
|Neblung Price||"Haunted"||The Savage Songs of Neblung Price|
|Goods||"I've Been Here Before"||Herald|
|George Usher||"Crowded Mind"||Days of Plenty|
|Jim Babjack's Buzzed Meg||"Blame It All On You" /"It Was a Pretty Dream"||The Music form Jim Babkack's Buzzed Meg Part 1|
|Soft Boys||"Narcissus" /"Hear My Brane"||Live on WFMU10/02|
|Dave Edmunds||"Girls Talk"||Live on The King Biscuit Flour Hour|
|The Gripweeds||"Summer of a Thousand Years"||Summer of a Thousand Years|
Live performance by The Grip Weeds back row: Kurt Reil, Rick Reil, Dennis Ambrose, front row: Kristin Reil, Irene Trudel
You get a kind of "family affair" in the rock-pop of The Grip Weeds. Kurt and Rkisten are married, Rick and Kurt are brothers, and I guess that makes Dennis and honorary brother. As the Highland Park, NJ-based band describes it, "The Grip Weeds are a band with a mission: to aspire to the artistic heights reached by the classic bands of rock's golden age while achieving originality and an urgency suited to the new millennium. In short, this is a band which refuses to give up on the dream that rock music can still be great and compelling. They rocks on for nearly two hours-- I just couldn't (and wouldn't) stop 'em!
|"Love's Lost On You"|
|"She Surrounds Me"|
|Drummer/lead singer Kurt on "Moving Circle"|
|"Close Descending Love"|
|"Walking in the Crowd"|
|"Believe is You"|
Dennis laying down a solid bassline..
|"Save My Life"|
|"Rainy Day #3"|
|Kristen on lead guitar, adding harmonica & vocals to "Rainy Day #3", along with bassist Dennis.|
|"Summer of a Thousand Years"|
Rick trades 2nd lead guitar for lead vocals on "Changed."
|"Is It Showing"|
|"I Can Hear the Grass Grow" (The Move)|
|"Out of Today"|
|"I Feel Free" (Cream)|
Kristen and Rick trade licks.
|"We're Not Getting Through"|
|"Before I Close My Eyes"|
|"Train Kept ' Rollin' "|
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