The Groundhogs - "Roadhogs: Live from Richmond to Pocono" out 05/11 via Fire Records
Triple Black Vinyl, 12”x24” Poster, Vinyl “Bumper” sticker, DL card.
An essential rock artefact tracing The Groundhogs from their pre - ‘Thank Christ For The Bomb’ blues roots to the final live show for the classic line up of Tony McPhee (guitar and vocals), Pete Cruikshank (bass) and Ken Pustelnik (drums). Never before heard recordings from the Warner Brothers’ vaults including a vintage 1969 set from their show at the Richmond Athletic Ground (AKA The Crawdaddy Club) and their final explosive set at the Pocono Raceway track. Includes the live debut of what would become the anthemic ‘Cherry Red’ and McPhee’s seismic destruction of ‘Amazing Grace’. A career-spanning gem from the ultimate heavy rock power trio book-ending 976 days and 250-plus live shows. “In their stage act they concentrate on being as heavy and as hard-hitting as possible.” The Scene magazine “Performing on stage we feel that the emphasis is on excitement so we play the numbers that involve the greatest amount of movement and dynamics,” Tony McPhee told Star Pop. Track listing: Side A A1 Cherry Red (Richmond Athletic Ground, London - 1969) A2 Mistreated (Richmond Athletic Ground, London - 1969) A3 Natchez Burning (Richmond Athletic Ground, London - 1969) Side B B1 BDD (Richmond Athletic Ground, London - 1969) B2 Times (Richmond Athletic Ground, London - 1969) Side C C1 Still a Fool (Richmond Athletic Ground, London - 1969) Side D D1 Group Intro (Richmond Athletic Ground, London - 1969) D2 No More Doggin' (Richmond Athletic Ground, London - 1969) Pocono Raceway, Pennsylvania, USA, 8th July 1972 Side E E1 Eccentric Man (Pocono Raceway, Pennsylvania - 1972) E2 Music is the Food of Thought (Pocono Raceway, Pennsylvania - 1972) E3 Cherry Red, Split Part 2 (Pocono Raceway, Pennsylvania - 1972) Side F F1 Still a Fool, Amazing Grace (Pocono Raceway, Pennsylvania - 1972)
Minus The Bear – "Farewell " out 29/110 via Suicide Squeeze Records
First and only official live release from Minus The Bear.
Recorded During Minus The Bear’s 2018 farewell tour, 2021 marks the 20th anniversary of the formation of Minus The Bear.
Retail exclusive variant on custom opaque grey vinyl limited to 1,900 copies worldwide.
3LP package comes in triple gatefold sleeve with spot inks, includes printed inner sleeves with metallic spot inks, includes a download coupon.
Farewell covers a lot of ground across the span of its 26 songs and two-hour run time. Yet every moment is a reminder of why Minus the Bear were such an experiential live band. They were always pushing forward, evolving their sound, and nding new ways to balance brainy musicianship, pop worship, meditative sentimentality, and adrenalized fervor into their own signature concoction. Further bolstered by the mix of Matt Bayles and master job by Ed Brooks at Resonant Mastering, the album sounds like a fully immersive live experience. Tracklisting: 1. Drilling - Live 2. Last Kiss - Live 3. Lemurs, Man, Lemurs - Live 4. Absinthe Party at the Fly Honey Warehouse - Live 5. Thanks for the Killer Game of Crisco Twister - Live 6. Diamond Lightning - Live 7. My Time - Live 8. Summer Angel - Live 9. Cold Company - Live 10. Fair Enough - Live 11. The Fix - Live 12. Fine + 2 Its - Live 13. I’m Totally Not Down With Rob’s Alien - Live 14. This Ain’t a Surn’ Movie - Live 15. The Game Needed Me - Live 16. Invisible - Live 17. Monkey!!! Knife!!! Fight!!! - Live 18. White Mystery - Live 19. Spritz!!! Spritz!!! - Live 20. Knights - Live 21. Let’s Play Guitar in a Five Guitar Band - Live 22. Hey, Wanna Throw Up? - Live 23. Get Me Naked 2: Electric Boogaloo - Live 24. Into the Mirror - Live 25. Throwin’ Shapes - Live 26. Pachuca Sunrise - Live