Wednesday, March 30, 2011

The Moby Grape - Omaha - Consolidated Cigar Promo EP


Anyone know what this is all about? Consolidated Cigar???

Weird little promo EP i picked up at the Flea Market. Great track by The Moby Grape. Dig it!

The flip has Tighten Up Your Tie, Button Up Your Jacket by Aretha Franklin & Kentucky Woman by The Union Gap.

The Moby Grape - Omaha - Consolidated Cigar Promo EP

8 comments:

Jon said...

I don't know anything about this one but I do know that Moby Grape was hyped beyond belief. Every single song on their album was released as a single with picture sleeve. I remember being a kid and walking into a record store and seeing a row of 45's lined up in the rack from a band that I hadn't even heard of. I ended up quite liking them but my initial reaction was, as twelve years today might say, "WTF?"
This my favorite Moby Grape song by the way. Thanks.

Devil Dick said...

jon, yep, this tune does rule! Great story friend!

Devil Dick said...

jon, yep, this tune does rule! Great story friend!

Jonas said...

In Billboard 9th November 1968 you can read that this mini-LP was part of a campaign by Consolidated Cigar Corp. to launch Tipalet "a new cigar designed for special appeal to young smokers". Apparently on 26th November, there was a concert with Vanilla Fudge & 5th Dimension "The Tipalet Experience"...

Devil Dick said...

wow, thanks Jonas!

Anonymous said...

@Jon Get your facts right before spouting off. Every song of Moby Grape's album was not released as a single. 5 of 13 were released as singles with another 5 as B-sides. Even if you claim that B-sides are singles too it is still only 10 out of 13 tracks.

Jolly Ben

Jon said...

Hey, Ben, It was a long time ago, you know? I was 12. I'm not 12 anymore and I'm working from memory. DD, since when is this a peer reviewed journal? I thought we was goofin' around talkin' shit about rekkids.

Devil Dick said...

records are goofy..... just some people take them way to seriously, you should see some of the crap i delete. i was just called a dick and told to grow up in another post.... heh. i may be a DICK BUT I WILL NEVER GROW UP!!! don't let it bring you down. its only castles burning....