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Best of ?.... not quite
on 7 February 2008
Like so many "Best of" collections, this one only covers one period: it does not include anything from their later work - most notably nothing from Solid. Hence the 4 stars rather than 5.
That aside it does contain some excellent stuff and is a good introduction to the Groundhogs and the genius that is Tony T S McPhee.
There is a lot of tracks from the groundbreaking Split album: Cherry Red, Split Parts 1,2 & 4, and the eponymous Groundhog. Personally I feel they sound better in context - see the excellent reviews of Split on Amazon.
So if you were into the Groundhogs in the early 70s, you may be better off buying Split & Thank Christ for the Bomb. If you found the Groundhogs later on, then this is an excellent selection from their work: buy this and Solid.
If you don't know anything about them and want some outstanding raw R&B start here.