Sometimes the junk shop turns up a gem. Found today in the loveable and very grungy Salvation Army store was the Very Best of Grin featuring Nils Lofgren.
On the back is a wonderful essay explaining how Lofgren should pay with the Stones in fact he may be the perfect Stones member. It also recounts his career up to 1976, the sidekick of Neil Young, member of Crazy Horse and general musical prodigy. Unknown at this time was his future membership in the E. Street Band and his general ability to be the other guitar player probably really better than the other guy.
Anyway I have never heard anything by Grin but they are pretty darn fun rockers in the vein of all Lofgren’s heroes. A little Stones, Youngian rock out with some heartfelt and sensitive lyrics. Well worth the 50c and the time to clean up.
It also has a seriously creepy album cover that must have done wonders for sales in the late 70’s.