Groundhogs - Hogwash 12" Vinyl LP Album

The 1972 release of Groundhogs' "Hogwash" on BGO Records (BGOLP44) in England solidified the band's place in the blues-rock scene. This 12" vinyl LP album showcases the trio's raw talent and tight musicianship, with Tony McPhee's blistering guitar work taking center stage. This web page has photos of album covers, inner sleeves, record labels together with production details, musicians and track-listing.


High Resolution #1 Photo GROUNDHOGS Hogwash

Groundhogs - Hogwash: A Deep Dive into a Blues-Rock Masterpiece
Album Description:

Released in 1972, "Hogwash" marked a significant turning point in the career of British blues-rock trio, Groundhogs. It was an album that saw the band delving deeper into their musical exploration while retaining their raw, bluesy edge.

Historical Context

The early 1970s was a time of musical experimentation, with bands pushing the boundaries of genres. Groundhogs, with their roots firmly planted in the blues, were not immune to this trend. "Hogwash" was a product of this era, a reflection of the band's evolving sound and their desire to venture beyond their established style.

Musical Exploration

"Hogwash" is a diverse album, showcasing the band's versatility. While the blues remain at the core of their sound, the album incorporates elements of progressive rock and psychedelia. The songs are longer, more complex, and feature intricate instrumentation. This was a departure from their earlier, more straightforward blues-rock sound.


While primarily a blues-rock album, "Hogwash" transcends genre boundaries. The incorporation of progressive and psychedelic elements gives the album a unique flavor. This willingness to experiment and blend genres was a hallmark of Groundhogs' music, and "Hogwash" is a prime example of this.

Production Team and Recording Studio

"Hogwash" was produced by Tony McPhee, the band's frontman, and was recorded at Rockfield Studios in Wales. McPhee's production gave the album a raw, unpolished sound, perfectly capturing the band's energy and intensity. Rockfield Studios, known for its relaxed atmosphere, provided the ideal environment for Groundhogs to experiment and push their musical boundaries.

Music Genre:

Progressive Rock, Blues Rock

Album Production Information:

Produced by Tony McPhee

Sound Engineer: Martin Rushent

Tape operator: Paul Hardiman

Record Label Information:

BGO Records BGOLP44

Album Packaging

Gatefold/FOC (Fold Open Cover) Album Cover Design.

Media Format:

12" Vinyl LP Album
Album weight: 290 gram  

Year & Country:

1972 Made in England
Band Members and Musicians on: Groundhogs Hogwash
    Band-members, Musicians and Performers
  • Clive Brooks
  • Peter Ronald Cruickshank
  • Anthony Charles McPhee
Track Listing of: Groundhogs Hogwash

The Song/tracks on "Groundhogs Hogwash" are

    Side One:
  • I Love Miss Ogyny
  • You Had A Lesson
  • The Ringmaster
  • 3744 James Road
    Side Two:
  • Sad is the Hunter
  • S'one Song
  • Earth Shanty
  • Mr Hooker, Sir John
Album cover photos of : Groundhogs Hogwash

Photo of Front Cover 
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Photo of Album's Back Cover  
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Photo of Album's Inner Cover  
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Photo of Album's Inner Cover  
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Close-up Photo of Record Label 
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