The Groundhogs / Split (CD)
Reissue – Remastered / With bonus tracks
Label: Fire Records
Reissue – Remastered
Includes bonus tracks of out-takes from the original sessions that spawned this spontaneous monster
Release date: 2020
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.
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
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)