Grant-Lee Phillips :: My Favorite Artists

Grant-Lee Phillips :: My Favorite Artists

Mighty Joe Moon, Grant Lee Buffalo’s second album, was my first encounter with Grant-Lee Phillips, though I do think I’d heard Jupiter and Teardrop, from their debut album, Fuzzy, on a mix tape that a friend of mine had made me before I’d left on a road trip to San Francisco. Regardless, it is Mighty Joe Moon that I remember distinctly as my first time with Grant-Lee’s songwriting and folk/rock/alt-country/and something else entirely sound. Continue reading Grant-Lee Phillips :: My Favorite Artists

Quintessential Albums :: Grant Lee Buffalo :: Mighty Joe Moon

Quintessential Album Series :: Mighty Joe Moon :: Grant Lee Buffalo A Little History: Mighty Joe Moon is the second album by alternative rock group Grant Lee Buffalo, released in 1994. The album was described, at AllMusic (credit to Stephen Thomas Erlewire) as follows: “With their second album, Grant Lee Buffalo strip back their sound to its bare essentials, which accentuates Grant Lee Phillips’ rural myths. Not only does the approach make songs like ‘Lone Star Song’ rock viciously, but it also makes the bittersweet beauty of ballads like the gorgeous ‘Mockingbirds’ all the more poignant.” Sputnik Music adds (credit to donovan909): “Released in 1994, when grunge had a … Continue reading Quintessential Albums :: Grant Lee Buffalo :: Mighty Joe Moon

Devastation at last finally we meet :: VOTD

Mockingbirds :: Grant Lee Buffalo from the album, Mighty Joe Moon Mockingbirds is the second track off of Grant Lee Buffalo’s second album, Mighty Joe Moon, released in September 1994. Grant Lee Buffalo is a rock band based in Los Angeles, California, consisting of Grant-Lee Phillips (vocals and guitar), Paul Kimble (bass) and Joey Peters (drums). All three were previously members of another Los Angeles band, Shiva Burlesque. The roots of Los Angeles’ Grant Lee Buffalo stretch back to 1985 when former film student Grant-Lee Phillips and Jeffrey Clark started Shiva Burlesque. (their second band, after earlier incarnation called the Torn Boys.) Phillips specialized in “psychedelic acoustic 12-string,” feedback included, while Clark’s … Continue reading Devastation at last finally we meet :: VOTD