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    Posted: February 08 2009 at 18:04
Clap Good to see the Groundhogs on the front PageClap

If you have never heard this wonderful Band then i suggest it's time you Did.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 08 2009 at 18:20
very much so... a great addition. I got into them through Raff.... thanks to Steve for the addition.. and Raff for helping them  get approved and added.  Clap
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 08 2009 at 18:25
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They had been actually suggested for addition to the Heavy Prog team, but we thought that they didn't fit our sub 100%. However, we also thought they would be an excellent addition to the Prog-Related category, and we are very happy the Admin Team gave their approval immediately.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 09 2009 at 02:15
I was a bit of a Hogs fanboy back in the Seventies and still have everything up to Hogwash.
 
They were brilliant live, too.
 
Dunno exactly who makes these decisions, but Clap to whoever.
 
Nice to see Thank Christ For The Bomb on And Now What Are You Listening To today. Think I'll play 1969-72 Best Of on the way to town today.


Edited by el dingo - February 09 2009 at 02:16
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 09 2009 at 06:58
Split is a great album, I used to have "Thanks Christ" as well, I must dig out a copy. I once stayed with a friend in Wales a few years back and we wandered down to his local working mens club to see the band that was on and it turned out to be Groundhogs.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 10 2009 at 02:25
Originally posted by chopper chopper wrote:

Split is a great album, I used to have "Thanks Christ" as well, I must dig out a copy. I once stayed with a friend in Wales a few years back and we wandered down to his local working mens club to see the band that was on and it turned out to be Groundhogs.
 
Seeing your location, you might remember Dagenham Roundhouse where I first heard the Hogs?
 
Split is excellent and Cherry Red was a kick-ass encore - amps up to 11, etc.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 10 2009 at 18:30

Whoa! It is those Groundhogs ya'll are talking about.  Very nice, unexpected addition.

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 11 2009 at 12:46
Great to see The Groundhogs here Thumbs Up....I'll do some reviewing of their albums very soon.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 11 2009 at 13:07
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 11 2009 at 13:43
I am so very happy to see the positive reactions to this addition. You see, I have to take some credit for moving things along... Last summer the band was suggested for addition in the Collab zone, and it was to be evaluated by the Heavy Prog team. Unfortunately, more or less at the same time I had to take a break from the site, and the matter was forgotten - until we brought it up again a few weeks ago, and this time with full successThumbs Up!
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 11 2009 at 19:31

Excellent addition very good underrated band.





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Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 12 2009 at 06:14
I was very pleased to be given the job of adding The Groundhogs to PA, and i hope the reasons for their inclusion are clear.
 
I have been a fan of the band since they released "Split" back in 1971 and seen Tony McPhee's Groundhogs live on a number of occasions, and at one gig i even had the opportunity to buy Tony a pint and have a chat, and a very approachable, down to earth and easy going fellow he is too .
 
I have contacted band members Tony McPhee, Ken Pustelnik and Pete Cruikshank  and wait to receive their comments on the addition though initially they seemed happy , the author of the Groundhogs biography "Hoggin' the Page"  Martyn Hanson was complimentary and was very impressed with our website.Smile
 
 
changed my avatar to promote the new listing Cool
 
 


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Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 12 2009 at 10:02
 That's great news. Nice one Steve.Clap 
 
I'm a little surprised (but ultimately not disappointedWink) to see McPhee's magnificently prog solo album, The Two Sides Of T.S. McPhee, included - hopefully no one will feel the desire to add any of his (Blues) solo albums (such as Me And The Devil or Foolish Pride).
 
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 12 2009 at 12:00
^ there were practical reasons for including  the "Two Sides" album within the Groundhogs listing, Dean, one was that  "The Groundhogs and Tony Macphee" wouldn't link up with the Ebay and Amazon online album listings within the page, and would make it difficult for the search facility (just the key search word "Groundhogs" works great),  also as only one of Tony's solo albums could be described as Prog (related) it would not make sense to have "Tony (TS) McPhee" as a seperate solo listing, which would  therefore include all his blues albums.. .. hope that makes sense! Smile
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 12 2009 at 12:08
^ not complaining Steve - if we couldn't have squeezed it in I'd have been quite upset - 'The Hunt' is worthy of inclusion in its own right - I wish he'd done more like that.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 13 2009 at 06:33
Saw the 'Hogs many times in the seventies including a BBC 'In Concert' gig at the Paris Theatre, Regent Street during the energy shortage era of 1972 - a power cut right in the middle of Eccentric Man - cue a Pustlenik drum solo!
 
Split will forever be one of my all-time fave albums.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 13 2009 at 07:21
Only ever seen the guys once so far & that was back in about 1986/1987 at a pub in Finsbury Park, London; forget the name of it but it was opposite The Rainbow & the barman looked like he was part-orc.

Great gig though

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 13 2009 at 07:25
I saw them a couple of times in the 70s, the last being at Aylesbury Civic Centre during the Crosscut Saw tour
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 13 2009 at 14:55
Originally posted by Jim Garten Jim Garten wrote:

Only ever seen the guys once so far & that was back in about 1986/1987 at a pub in Finsbury Park, London; forget the name of it but it was opposite The Rainbow & the barman looked like he was part-orc.

Great gig though
 
Glad someone else remembers the Rainbow - don't believe the Hogs played there thoWink
 
I know the pub you mean but can't think of the name either. IMO barman was probably full-orc. I think his name badge said " Grishnak" or something like that.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 13 2009 at 15:08
I saw them headlining the Friday night session over at Whitchurch Festival (Hants, UK) back in about 2000... thoroughly enjoyable gig...Thumbs Up
 
and incidentally, may I just say how nice is it to see a thread where everyone has been so constructive and positive about the addition of a potentially controvertial band to Prog Related?
 
you all deserve some clappies...ClapClap

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