The Groundhogs,英国布鲁斯摇滚乐队,1963年成立,60年代一直积极的大规模巡演,七八十年代也相当活跃,早期乐队参加John Lee Hooker和Champion Jack Dupree这样的大师的巡演,给乐队带来了不少的锻炼,虽然在1976年曾解散过一次,但后来总因为各种机会经常重组
The line-up for their first album, Scratchin' the Surface, released in 1968, consisted of Tony McPhee as vocalist and guitarist, Peter Cruickshank (born 2 July 1945, Calcutta, West Bengal, India), Ken Pustelnik on drums (born 13 March 1946, on a farm near Blairgowry, Angus, Scotland) and Steve Rye on harmonica. Clive Brooks became the drummer in 1972.
They remain one of the lesser known, yet critically regarded bands of the late 1960s, and early 1970s blues rock groups. Particularly in their formative years, the Groundhogs toured extensively with John Lee Hooker and Champion Jack Dupree. Later album releases such as Thank Christ For The Bomb (May 1970); Split (March 1971); and Who Will Save the World? The Mighty Groundhogs (March 1972); are powerful rock albums, with lead guitar work from their long term frontman, McPhee. Some further exposure came from serving as the supporting act for The Rolling Stones UK Tour 1971.
Originally broken up in 1976, they came back as a largely live act less than a decade later. After years of performing, and recording for a loyal cult audience, McPhee left the band in 2004 in order to perform acoustically, leaving fellow original members Cruickshank and Pustelnik, to carry on as The Groundhogs Rhythm Section. This line up has recently been augmented by a new frontman, Eddie Martin, the internationally known British blues artist, who will now be playing in the psychedelic / blues / rock style Groundhogs fans are familiar with.
McPhee has put together a new band in 2007 to be known as Tony McPhee's Groundhogs, with Dave Anderson playing bass and Marco Anderson on drums.
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