Groundhogs | Split - RSD20
Double Red Vinyl.
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.
“Tony McPhee has turned to anarchic paranoid battlegrounds of the mind for inspiration,” Melody Maker.
And 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’.
“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.
“Supercharged, fractured and raging.” MOJO
Remastered and packaged with a second disc of out-takes from the original sessions that spawned this spontaneous monster. Track List Disc One. A1 Split - Part One A2 Split - Part Two A3 Split - Part Three A4 Split - Part Four B1 Cherry Red B2 A Year In The Life B3 Junkman B4 Groundhog. Disc Two C1 Split - Part one (Instrumental) C2 Split - Part two (Take 3) C3 Split - Part four (Unlisted Take with Overdubbed Guitar ) D1 Cherry Red (Number 6 - Re take) D2 A Year In The Life (Instrumental) D3 Split - Part three (Without Intro) D4 Split - Part four (Instrumental)