Tony McPhee's Blues Band: Split Part II - Live In Bremen 1982 (CD)
(MIG - Made In Germany) 8 tracks, digisleeve, Live at "Die Schauburg" in bremen October 25th, 1982
With the GroundhogsTony McPhee wrote British blues rock history from the 1960s on. Together with Neil Young he is one of the founding fathers of grunge rock. Even today, records like "Thank Christ For The Bomb," "Hogwash" or "Split" belong in every well-curated collection. Julian Cope, the British "Krautrock" expert and former frontman of The Teardrop Explodes, once said, "The way Tony McPhee and the Groundhogs developed the blues was as revolutionary as the work of MC5, the Stooges or the Krautrock movement."
When Tony McPhee wasn't touring or recording with the Groundhogs, he was on the road with his Tony McPhee's Blues Band, consisting of Tony McPhee (guitars, vocals), Steve Towner (bass) and Mick Kirton (drums, ex-Groundhogs, ex-Dumpys Rusty Nuts), indulging in his very special form of psychedelic heavy blues. Recordings of Tony McPhee's Blues Band are very rare, in the line-up McPhee, Towner and Kirton only one single from 1983 exists. All the more we are happy that with the live album "Split II - Live In Bremen" from 1982 the first official longplayer of this enthusiastic trio is now available.
By the way, Tony McPhee came to the blues through John Lee Hooker, with whom he was on tour in 1964. Tony McPhee remembers: ""He (Hooker) said that sometimes he played eleven bars, sometimes thirteen, sometimes twelve and a half. And I realized he was doing it on purpose - I had thought he just couldn't count!"
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