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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.
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on 11 January 2012
Good compilation of tracks by this cult, progressive, British blues-rock band at a budget price. The period covered is the late 60s/early 70s, when they were changing from blues to rock, hence the mixture of genres, which gives the CD a rather patchwork feel. All the favourites, including Cherry Red and the eponymous, solo slide guitar number are present and correct. This was the era of the classic line-up, featuring Tony McPhee (gtr/vcls), Pete Cruickshank (bs/vcls) and Ken Pustelnik (drms) which I saw on their 40th anniversary tour in 2003. Also try Split and Thank Christ for the Bomb (they signed my LP copy!) for studio albums. Call me an eccentric man; I don't believe I am. Split
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on 11 July 2006
A power trio playing blues but not really like Cream - I bought a similar 'best of' LP without having heard anything by the Groundhogs, merely going on a review in Q years ago. I was pleasntly surprised. Cherry Red is great, and so are Mistreated, and Split (pt4) - if you like a bit of early 70's blues then this is worth looking at for the money.
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on 29 December 2011
FANTASTIC ALBUM MANY OF THE BEST GROUNDHOG TRACKS,TAKES ME BACK TO MY TEEN YEARS.GOOD MIX OF BLUES AND ROCK WITH EXCELLANT GUITAR WORK
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on 22 April 2016
Groundhog and Cherry Red are great, but rest are a bit lack luster. Probably better to buy their other songs individually from other albums than this album
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on 29 July 2015
Cd in good condition, just remember music being better. Thanks!
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on 11 February 2015
Listening to this takes me back a few years
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on 17 December 2015
Great product and fast delivery!!
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on 7 October 2014
Classic blues from the sixties.
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on 12 January 2012
Must say I was a little dissapointed with this purchase. Where were the classics?
Oh well I will try again with Thank Christ for the Bomb
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