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Groundhogs, The

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Audio interviews

Andrew Lauder (1990)

Interview by Andy Gill, Rock's Backpages Audio, 1990

From the Groundhogs to the Stone Roses: the music-industry legend narrates his journey from '60s Denmark Street to '90s Madchester via United Artists Records; talks about Hawkwind and Dr. Feelgood, signing the Stranglers and Buzzcocks, Radar Records and F-Beat, Nick Lowe and Elvis Costello, Demon Records and the CD/catalogue revolution; Silvertone Records and the Stone Roses... and the many changes in the music business over the years.

File format: mp3; file size: 60.7mb, interview length: 1h 03' 12" sound quality: ***

The Groundhogs' Tony McPhee (1997)

Interview by John Tobler, Rock's Backpages Audio, 1997

McPhee takes us back to the early days, turning down a gig with John Mayall's Bluesbreakers when Clapton left; his various bands between Groundhogs #1 and reviving the band; the early albums: Scratching the Surface and Blues Obituary; breakthrough album Thank Christ for the Bomb; the mental issues behind Split; subsequent albums, the sacking of drummer Ken Pustelnik, and his path to the present day.

File format: mp3; file size: 72.9mb, interview length: 1h 15' 57" sound quality: *****

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Jimmy Reed: The Ricky Tick, Guildford

Live Review by John Broven, Blues Unlimited, 18 January 1965

14th November 1964 ...

Out of the Groundswell the New Groundhogs

Interview by Max Jones, Melody Maker, 14 December 1968

IF IT'S doing nothing else, the present blues boom is drawing attention to a number of singers and players who have been around the country's ...

The NEW Blind Date: Alvin Lee

Review by uncredited writer, Melody Maker, 21 December 1968

ALVIN LEE, guitarist-leader of Ten Years After, recently returned from a successful Stateside tour, lent an ear to this week's selection of albums and singles ...

Groundhogs: Scratching The Surface (World Pacific WPS-21892)

Review by Loyd Grossman, Fusion, 8 August 1969

THE GROUNDHOGS are indicative of a new trend in British blues music. Until recently most British blues bands borrowed heavily from rock (the use of ...

Doors' Soft Parade leads US underground LP releases

Review by uncredited writer, Record Mirror, 13 September 1969

THE DOORS: The Soft Parade — 'Tell All The People'; 'Touch Me'; 'Shaman's Blues'; 'Do It'; 'Easy Ride'; 'Wild Child'; 'Runnin' Blue'; 'Wishful Sinful'; 'The ...

Howlin' Wolf, The Groundhogs: Marquee Club, London

Live Review by Jerry Gilbert, Melody Maker, 15 November 1969

THERE WAS nothing new about Chester Burnett's routine at the Marquee Club on Thursday, but the Wolf, nearing the end of his third British tour, ...

Tony McPhee… Groundhog

Interview by John Tobler, ZigZag, March 1971

ZZ: Can we talk about your new album first? How did it come to be called Split? ...

The Groundhogs: Split (Liberty LBG 83401)

Review by Andrew Means, Melody Maker, 20 March 1971

FROM THE stern inhuman, irrational bloodymindedness of war which served as the subject for Thank Christ For The Bomb, Tony McPhee has turned to anarchic, ...

The Groundhogs: After Stones, Back To The Grind

Interview by James Johnson, New Musical Express, 27 March 1971

AFTER THE excitement and ballyhoo of the Rolling Stones tour the Groundhogs, the supporting group, now have to go back to playing the draughty halls ...

The Groundhogs: A Hog For You Baby

Interview by Andrew Means, Melody Maker, 8 May 1971

KEN PUSTELNIK is always ready to point out that Tony McPhee, Pete Cruickshank and he are quite ordinary people, and not so long ago there ...

The Groundhogs: The Hogs Kept Clean And Still Made It

Interview by Keith Altham, Record Mirror, 15 May 1971

IF IT had not been for a clever piece of intuition on the part of Liberty Record's knowledgeable young A&R director Andrew Lauder the Groundhogs ...

The Groundhogs: Queen Elizabeth Hall, London

Live Review by Tony Stewart, New Musical Express, 18 September 1971

OUT Of the many gigs I've seen Groundhogs play, their concert at the Queen Elizabeth Hall on Saturday was easily one of the best. Perhaps ...

The Groundhogs: Tony McPhee At The Talk-In

Interview by Jerry Gilbert, Sounds, 18 March 1972

A FRESHLY cropped Tony McPhee arrived at United Artists offices at some ridiculous hour in the morning, borne out by the fact that Mac was ...

The Groundhogs: Who Will Save The World (United Artists UAG 29237, £1.94)

Review by Andrew Tyler, Disc, 1 April 1972

THE RICHLY decorated, animated gatefold cover hints at something special inside and there aren't too many disappointments. ...

Who Will Save The Groundhogs?

Profile and Interview by Colman Andrews, Phonograph Record, August 1972

IT MAY HAVE been The Last Pop Festival. I mean, they didn't even call it a pop festival, but that's clearly what it was — ...

Mac’s Home Cooking: The Groundhogs

Interview by Jerry Gilbert, Sounds, 5 May 1973

DO-IT-YOURSELF man Tony McPhee stands among the debris of a still-unfinished studio at his home in Haverhill, Suffolk. ...

Tony McPhee: Who Will Save McPhee

Interview by Tony Stewart, New Musical Express, 27 October 1973

What makes a respected guitarist ditch his axe for the complete Rick Wakeman multi-keyboards trip?Tony (T.S.) McPhee tells Tony (T.J.) Stewart... ...

The Groundhogs, Stray: Rainbow Theatre, London

Live Review by Pete Makowski, Sounds, 5 January 1974

THE GROUNDHOGS' Rainbow concert was plagued with problems from the word go! ...

Groundhogs: Groundhogs Best 1969-1972

Review by Charles Shaar Murray, New Musical Express, 11 May 1974

FATHER, I HAVE sinned. Though the words may echo through my remaining days on this doomed planet, though I be haunted through eternity by these ...

Tony McPhee: Prisoner In His Own Castle?

Interview by Jerry Gilbert, Sounds, September 1975

Jerry Gilbert looks at Tony McPhee’s decision to split the Groundhogs. ...


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