"...A string of
smash singles followed, with the psychedelic classic "I Can Hear The
Grass Grow," the Eddie Cochran-inspired "Fire Brigade" and "Wild Tiger
Woman" particular highlights. Meanwhile, Move stage shows were becoming
quite flamboyant and often dangerous affairs. Spurred on by Secunda,
the Move, like their contemporaries the Who, made stage destruction an
art. Lead vocalist Carl Wayne was an expert with an ax on-stage,
viciously hacking away at Hitler effigies, smashing TV sets and
demolishing an entire 1956 Chevy. While this sensational stage show
didn't sit well with Wood (or concert promoters who routinely banned
the Move from many gigs), it did manage to draw considerable attention
to the group." From this awesome Goldmine interview. I love this little tidbit:
"Goldmine: Did you know that Jellyfish covers "I Can Hear The Grass Grow in concert?
Roy Wood: No, I didn't know that. The best thing I ever heard was in the '60s. I heard Jimi Hendrix play "I Can Hear The Grass Grow" after a rehearsal, and it was brilliant (laughs)" . I wanna hear that!
I Can Hear The Grass Grow-The Move.mov