The Groundhogs / Split (CD)

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Reissue – Remastered / With bonus tracks

Label: Fire Records

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Description

Reissue – Remastered

Includes bonus tracks of out-takes from the original sessions that spawned this spontaneous monster

1971-UK

Format: CD

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Release date: 2020


Release notes

The second of three ground breaking albums by the ultimate power trio who morphed blues into hard rock and spawned punk.

A much-loved opus with a side-long concept piece. A bona fide inspirational rock classic.

Aand a second side that delivers the mighty ‘cherry red’, mcphee’s take on the beatles’ ‘a day in the life’, a sideswipe at junk food and a glorious interpretation of john lee hooker’s ‘groundhogs blues’.

“Supercharged, fractured and raging.” Mojo // “Tony mcphee has turned to anarchic paranoid battlegrounds of the mind for inspiration.” melody maker // “Both musically and lyrically, ’split’ speaks for a lost time, a nomad time when ideals took to the hoof and musicians stayed on the road rather than confront the fact that the ’60s ‘war’ had been lost.” Julian Cope // “Murky, fuzzy, and wisely esoteric.” allmusic

Remastered and packaged with bonus tracks of out-takes from the original sessions that spawned this spontaneous monster.

Tracklisting

1. Split – part two

2. Split – part two

3. Split – part three

4. Split – part four

5. Cherry red

6. A year in the life

7. Junkman

8. Groundhog

Bonus Tracks

9. Split – part one (instrumental)

10. Split – part two (take 3)

11. Split – part four (unlisted take with overdubbed guitar)

12. Cherry red (number 6 – re take)

13. A year in the life (instrumental)

14. Split – part three (without intro)

15. Split – part four (instrumental)


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