Thank Christ for the Bomb

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Thank Christ for the Bomb
Studio album by The Groundhogs
ReleasedMay 1970
RecordedFebruary 1970
GenreBlues rock
Length39.53
LabelLiberty
ProducerTony (T.S.) McPhee
The Groundhogs chronology
Blues Obituary
(1969)
'''Thank Christ for the Bomb'''
(1970)
Split
(1971)
 
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Thank Christ for the Bomb
Studio album by The Groundhogs
ReleasedMay 1970
RecordedFebruary 1970
GenreBlues rock
Length39.53
LabelLiberty
ProducerTony (T.S.) McPhee
The Groundhogs chronology
Blues Obituary
(1969)
'''Thank Christ for the Bomb'''
(1970)
Split
(1971)
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Allmusic4.5/5 stars[1]

Thank Christ for the Bomb is the third studio album recorded by The Groundhogs, in 1970, originally released by Liberty Records.[2] It was engineered by Martin Birch who had previously worked on albums by Jeff Beck, Deep Purple, Fleetwood Mac and Peter Green.[3] It entered the UK Melody Maker album charts at number 27 on 20th June 1970, and had a total of 3 entries in that chart.[4]

The album sold 30,000 copies in the UK in 1970.[citation needed]However, it has sold consistently since its release and is cited as a "favourite" or "hugely influential" LP by numerous musicians including Julian Cope, Captain Sensible and Stephen Malkmus.[citation needed]

The final track ("Eccentric Man") has been covered by other bands including Queens of the Stone Age.[citation needed] Eccentric Man is the title of the definitive biography and discography of Tony McPhee (by Paul Freestone) published in 2012.[citation needed]

Cover[edit]

The image of Pete Cruickshank on the left of the cover is adapted from photograph Q 1 in the Imperial War Museum's photograph archive.

Track listing[edit]

All tracks composed by Tony McPhee

  1. "Strange Town" - 4:16
  2. "Darkness Is No Friend" - 2:43
  3. "Soldier" - 4:51
  4. "Thank Christ for the Bomb" - 7:15
  5. "Ship on the Ocean" - 3:27
  6. "Garden" - 5:10
  7. "Status People" - 3:32
  8. "Rich Man, Poor Man" - 3:25
  9. "Eccentric Man" - 4:53

Personnel[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Thompson, Dave. Thank Christ for the Bomb at AllMusic
  2. ^ "Thank Christ for the Bomb". www.discogs.com. Retrieved 24 July 2011. 
  3. ^ "Groundhogs—Thank Christ for the Bomb". www.headheritage.co.uk. Retrieved 24 July 2011. 
  4. ^ "Thank Christ for the Bomb". www.chartsstats.com. Archived from the original on 23 July 2012. Retrieved 24 July 2011.