This is a brilliant piece of rock, with prog overtones. Is it really well into its fourth decade since release? It still sounds so fresh and the music is timeless.
I remember hearing "Split" but at the time it didn't "catch" me (well, I was a bit too young to appreciate it), but thanks to John Peel (again!!) I heard tracks from this album and went straight out and bought it. I wasn't disappointed.
As with other LP's I bought many years ago, this one came out every ten years or so and was enjoyed, then replaced in the rack when the next batch of oldies came out, but recently ".....Miss Ogyny" has been rattling round my brain and I wanted to listen again.
The thing about most of the recording artists at this time was that they could PLAY their instruments well and they did with a passion. Sometimes, the muse completely took over and the music took a life of its own. I'd say that Tony McPhee and band were in tight control of what they were doing, but the fact that these tracks are so timeless shows that they got the music and songs just right. Listen to the whole thing or just pick a track and let it power out of the speakers.
Talking of power, the production of this album goes completely against many of the "prog" releases of the time, with intense and very powerful bass lines driving everything above. Tony's guitar work is expertly spread around the stereo too, full use being made of the soundstage left to right (and front to back as well, if your sound system allows it).
This is a GREAT classic album. RECOMMENDED! Now to investigate the other Groundhogs albums I missed first time round...