Thursday, October 21, 2021

The Groundhogs - Scratching the Surface (1968)

The Groundhogs - Scratching the Surface (1968)


Tracklist front / back album covers


"Rocking Chair" – 4:07

"Early in the Morning" (John Lee Williamson) – 4:47

"Waking Blues" – 2:29

"Married Men" – 4:40

"No More Doggin'" – 4:57

"Man Trouble" – 6:27

"Come Back Baby" – 3:54

"You Don't Love Me" (Willie Cobbs) – 4:11

"Still a Fool" (McKinley Morganfield) – 6:35


1990 bonus tracks

"Oh death" – 3:14

"Gasoline" – 4:49

"Rock Me" – 2:46

"Don't Pass the Hat Around" – 3:43




 

The Groundhogs Band Members / Musicians

Tony McPhee – guitar, vocals

Steve Rye – harmonica, vocals, lead vocals on tracks 2 and 8

Peter Cruickshank – bass

Ken Pustelnik – drums


Gerry Collins - engineer

Andrew Lauder, Roy Fisher, Tony McPhee - coordination

Woody Woodward - art direction

Ron Wolin - design

Michael Hasted - cover photography




Scratching the Surface is the debut album by British band the Groundhogs, released in 1968 by Liberty Records.

The Groundhogs are a British blues band founded in late 1963, that toured extensively in the 1960s, achieved prominence in the early 1970s and continued sporadically into the 21st century. Tony McPhee (guitar and vocals) is the sole constant member of the group, which has gone through many personnel changes but usually records and performs as a power trio.



The Groundhogs Band Members / Musicians

Joanna Deacon – vocals (2001–2003, 2011–present)

Tony McPhee – guitars, vocals (1963–1974, 1976, 1982–2004, 2007–present)

Dave Anderson – bass (1987–1988, 2001–2003, 2007–present)

Carl Stokes – drums (2011–present)

Peter Cruickshank – bass (1963–1974, 2003–2004)

Dave Boorman – drums (1963–1965)

Bob Hall – keyboards (1963–1965)

John Cruickshank – harmonica, vocals (1963–1964)

Ken Pustelnik – drums (1965–1972, 2003–2004)

Tom Parker – keyboards (1965)

Steve Rye – harmonica (1969; died 1992)

Clive Brooks – drums (1972–1974; died 2017)

Dave Thompson – bass (1972)

Mick Cook – drums (1976; died 1997)

Martin Kent – bass (1976)

Dave Wellbelove – guitars (1976)

Rick Adams – guitars (1976)

Alan Fish – bass (1982–1994)

Wilgar Campbell – drums (1982–1984; died 1989)

"Mighty" Joe Young – guitars (1982–1983)

Mick Kirton – drums (1984–1989)

Mick Jones – drums (1989–1994, 2000–2003, 2009–2011)

Chris Bennett – drums (1990–1991)

Jon Camp – bass (1989, 2001)

Eric Chipulina – bass, live guitars (1994–1996, 1996–2000)

Pete Correa – drums (1994–1996, 1996–2000)

Pete Chymon – bass (1996)

Dale Iviss – drums (1996)

Brian Jones – bass (2000–2001)

Marco Anderson – drums (2007–2009)

Bob Bowles – guitars, vocals (2011–present)

Jon Buckett – guitars, keyboards, vocals (2011–present)

Peter Cruickshank – bass (2004–present)

Ken Pustelnik – drums (2004–present)

Chas Depaolo – guitars, vocals (2004–2006)

Dave Weld – guitars, vocals (2004–2006)

Eddie Martin – guitars, vocals (2006–2011)



The Groundhogs Discography Full


Studio albums

Scratching the Surface (1968)

Blues Obituary (1969)

Thank Christ for the Bomb (1970)

Split (1971)

Who Will Save the World? The Mighty Groundhogs (1972)

Hogwash (1972)

Solid (1974)

Crosscut Saw (1976)

Black Diamond (1976)

Razor's Edge (1985)

Back Against the Wall (1987)

Hogs in Wolf's Clothing (1998)

The Muddy Waters Song Book (1999)


Other

...And Seven Nights with John Lee Hooker (1965)

Hoggin' the Stage (live) (1984)

Moving Fast, Standing Still (compilation) (1986)

Extremely Live (July 1988)

Hogs on the Road (live) (1988)

Groundhog Night... Groundhog Live (1993)

Who Said Cherry Red? (1996)

The Best Of (1997)

Live at Leeds 71 (live) (1998)

No Surrender – Razors Edge Tour 1985 (live) (1998)

UK Tour '76 (1999)

Live at the Astoria (2001)

Live at the New York Club, Switzerland 1991 (2007)

Live at Anti WAA Festival 1989 (2014)


as Tony McPhee and the Groundhogs

No Surrender (live) (1989)


as Tony McPhee (solo)

The Two Sides Of T.S. McPhee (1973)

Foolish Pride (1993)

Bleaching the Blues (1997)


DVDs And videos

Live at the Astoria (1999) (Video)

60/40 Split (2005) (DVD)

Live at Anti WAA Festival 1989 (DVD, 2014)

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