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Wormwood

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Not Coming Down
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Wormwood
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Okayalright
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Rumble Strip
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Gone
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Organs
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Crab Eyes
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Bullet
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Kyles Song
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Bend Sister
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Kids
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Kidstoys
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Shoot First
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Edison Laugh Record
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Total Tracks: 14   Total Length: 57:18

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This is the place

Mojo1201

If you are looking to explore moe. Then this is the place

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At their Finest

dabbey001

Hands down...... moe's best album.... I love them all, but for sure my fav of the favs!! DIG.

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This is good schtuff!!

Luffmunkey

Let me start by saying that I'm a huge fan of: PHISH (-old and new-), (-early-) Dave Matthews, Bela Fleck, MM&W, Soulive, Keller Williams, Karl Denson & Grey-Boy All-stars, Cracker, Gravelpit and any other music I hear that's intelligent, emotional, and solid. Great Quick Gooks and FREsh: Like an inbred version of Trey* ("Kyle’s Song") and Radiohead , being babysat by Lynyrd Skynyrd , down the street of from Cracker and within earshot of Rush * but they’re not sure if Ween’s the father ---Perfect Album Oriented Rock: worth many dedicated listenings’!--- Looking forward to finding mo' Moe --sorry, 'couldn't help it-- ;~) thanks,

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Great blend of studio and live performances

Tucsondeadhead

Waaaay back in 1968, Jerry Garcia and company drove Warner Bros. executives crazy as they put together "Anthem of the Sun," the band's second LP. The Dead laid studio tracks, then took snippets of recordings from a tour of the Pacific Northwest and wove live and studio music together - just totally did something that no one else had done before. moe.'s Wormwood is definitely one of those "headphone CDs" because, like the Dead, it's a blend of studio tracks, live stuff, and, well just finely crafted sonic explorations that pick you up and carry you along. This is not "live moe on CD." This is, quite bluntly, one of the finest damn musical achievements of the past 25 years, and the fact that it's not well known outside the jamband community is a real shame. This is a real, true, work of art, y'all.

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Moe. rules

Cermaxilla

moe.s strongest studio album. a perfect balance of studio tightness and live jamming. leave it to moe to find harmony in both.

They Say All Music Guide

Conceived as an attempt to bridge the sometimes contradictory strengths of live and studio recording, Wormwood consists of rhythm tracks laid down by moe. at gigs played during the summer of 2002, with instrumental textures, solos, and vocals superimposed later on. All the work paid off, in the form of performances that have the kick of a concert groove with the tight focus and crisp production that comes from recording in a more controlled environment. The “you had to be there” quality that comes from unedited rambles on some jam band recordings is totally missing here, yet there’s also little of the sardine-can constriction that can happen when musicians who like to stretch out are locked into a studio and told to be brilliant in three-minute increments. From the frenetic drum intro on “Not Coming Down” (which also features some of the only live crowd bleed-through on the album) through “Edison Laugh Record,” a primitive and bizarre coda, Wormwood pours forth as a steady stream, with each cut flowing either directly or through a free-form segue into the next one; this offers a sense of unified performance that moe. fans will appreciate, while also emphasizing the variety of this selection. In the end, though it doesn’t exactly replicate either their concert or studio personalities, Wormwood deserves notice for its ambitious goals and the flair with which they are achieved. – Robert L. Doerschuk

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