The Groundhogs Vinyl, CD & tapes by The Groundhogs at Norman Records

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The Groundhogs
Split

If you put the blues in one end of The Groundhogs they blend it with hard rock to create some sort of proto-punk sound out of the other. The classic rock band, led by Tony McPhee, released Split in 1971. It was their fourth album, but more importantly, the second in a trio of incredible albums that also included Thank Christ For The Bomb (1970) and Who Will Save The World? (1972). It includes the song Cherry Red, which is where the name of the classic indie record label came from. Seminal stuff.
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Thank Christ For The Bomb

The Groundhogs formed as a blues band in the early 60s. By 1970 when their third album, 'Thank Christ For The Bomb', was recorded, they were morphing into a heavier prog rock band. It has been cited as proto-punk, proto-grunge and as "a masterpiece’ by the NME. The album has a diverse set of famous fans from the Damned’s Captain Sensible, Underworld’s Karl Hyde and former Pavement frontman Stephen Malkmus whose solo work takes a trick or two from here.
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Blues Obituary

Groundhog Day: Bill Murray’s opportunity for self-discovery repeated every day. Groundhogs Day: the same British album reissued on one format or another at least once every decade. Happy Groundhogs Day! Someone out there is determined for this band to remain in circulation, and with their prodigiously early take on psychedelic blues, you can hear why. This latest iteration also includes a few extras.
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