August 20, 2009


(The Groundhogs - a power trio with no pretense . . go figure.)

When free-form FM radio came into being in the States in the late 1960's, bands like The Groundhogs were just what the disc jockey ordered. A Power Trio with a big following who first got started roughly around 1963, before the honing and refining process started and got them to where they were in 1970 when "Thank Christ For The Bomb", their third album was released. They were a staple on the festival circuit - raw, gutsy and loud; all the right elements.

They never toured extensively in the U.S. though - I think they did one brief foray onto the East Coast (if my somewhat addled memory serves me). But in any event, they were a popular band who are rumored to be still together and still gigging around the UK and Europe.

One of my favorite tracks off this album was Status People.

Still feels pretty fresh.

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