Hollywood, California

The Grip Weeds
House of Vibes Revisited
Ground Up Records

Call it Garden State Parkway month, okay? Because the little-known musical wonder that was New Jersey's Grip Weeds have a gem in the revamped, remixed, expanded reissue of their album "House of Vibes." The original dozen tracks are filled out by outtakes, demos and live numbers from 1994-95, along with liner notes, interviews and more on this enhanced disc. The psychedelic pop-rock is more Beatle-ish, at times, than Floyd, but not decorous in the least; check out "Out of Today" and "Haunted," among other songs. A discovery (or maybe re-discovery) in the cool category, to be sure.

The Grip Weeds