Although the Groundhogs never released an official live album during their 70's heyday, there have subsequently been numerous live releases made available. Sifting through the myriad of live Groundhogs CD's is something of a minefield, not least as some of their live material turns up repeatedly on various different titles. Quality control is also an issue; for what worth, I rate both the BBC Live In Concert and Live At Leeds '71 discs highly, but for me Live At The New York Club 1991 finds a seemingly tired and disinterested band merely going through the motions.
Hogs On The Road however comes highly recommended! Recorded in Germany in 1987 in support of Back Against The Wall, the band are energetic and attack the cross section of 'Hogs material with panache. Sound quality is excellent on this 2 CD set and, more good news, the tracklisting includes 3 additional songs which are not listed on the packaging, namely Split parts 1, 2 & 4. Excellent live 'Hogs!