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.