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The Groundhogs (Official Thread)

Discussion in '70's Music' started by joe, Mar 22, 2011.

  1. DaKillerWolf

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    Re: The "MIGHTY" Groundhogs

    There is no sense in playing some watered down version of your true musical vision to try to take it to a bigger audience ...for one think most of the bands heart is really no longer in to the music they are making and it shows.
    Second you MIGHT hit it big with a happy boy radio tune but the fickle pop crowd soon jumps to whatever the next "in" thing is leaving the band behind but now without their core group of fans who resent their crossing over into enemy camps.

    Most bands are better off sticking to their guns and playing to their own strengths and people.

    Sure there are a few bands that have jumped ship and have remained big for an extended period but they are very rare AND .....they SUCK :heheh:
     
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    Re: The "MIGHTY" Groundhogs

    You put in better words than I did Wolf.:grinthumb

    For me, it's frustrating and sad at the same time to hear those bands take that route. For others, who are mainstreamers, probably not.:D
     
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    Re: The "MIGHTY" Groundhogs

    Yeah, I guess that goes w/o saying my brother but it still sucks for us :D
     
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    Re: The "MIGHTY" Groundhogs

    There was other examples of this "treason" in all decades Wolf. You would think that some of these bands would see the trend in history and stay THIER course.
     
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    Re: The "MIGHTY" Groundhogs

    I don't mind a band trying new things but when it's just obviously watered down and shiny to be ( wannabe ) happy radio fair for consumerism ($$$$$$$)
    leave me out .

    Once again ,just so there is no misunderstanding. While The Groundhogs did move more in the direction of mainstream music at the time they did not abandon their sense of musical adventure so I can't fault them as being (fully) part of that trend.

    IMO of course ....
     
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    Re: The "MIGHTY" Groundhogs

    After almost a 10 year absence, T.S. McPhee reforms the Groundhogs in the familiar power trio with new members Alan Fish on bass and drummer Mick Mirton. Heavy blues rock/hard rock that was typical of the 'Hogs sound in the early '70's but without the inspiration, sound quality, and the eccentric and eclectic guitar onslaught and lyrical madness of the 'Hog. Really, it doesn't compare to thier '70's recordings though it is damn heavy.

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    Re: The "MIGHTY" Groundhogs

    I agree Wolf. One of my other fav bands did, that being Stray but they did come to thier senses.
     
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    Re: The "MIGHTY" Groundhogs

    Tony McPhee brings back drummer Ken Pustelnik and adds new bassist Dave Thompson for this 1987 recording, Back Against The Wall. Similar to thier previous release but back to the roots somewhat of the earlier recordings from the '70's. The last original material the 'Hogs would release and is an ample style and sound for fans of the band.

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    Re: The "MIGHTY" Groundhogs

    I am gonna have to pick up the last to you posted .
     
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    Re: The "MIGHTY" Groundhogs

    Glad you like them Wolf. Might be tough to find Back Against The Wall on CD or vinyl. I happened to be fortunate enough to find it on vinyl way back. I only saw it that one time. I'm not sure if it has been ever issued on CD.
     

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