PRESS - THE SOUND IS IN YOU

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Kevin Mathews
November 1, 1999
A freelance writer in Singapore

THE GRIPWEEDS The Sound Is In You

It's not often when a band hits that special place we call "the toppermost of the poppermost", to quote Mister Lennon. But with their sophomore effort, New Jersey's Grip Weeds - like Melbourne's Even - have reminded us pop diehards why the music of the sixties is still so vital. With no stone left unturned, this record explores every aspect of folk, psychedelia, acid rock, British R&B, Merseybeat imaginable to create one of the decade's masterpieces. (8.5)