Unique Live Recording From Tony McPhee To Be Out

Tony McPhee might be less glorified – a criminal thing, really – than many of his peers, yet it wouldn’t be an underestimation to say that British – and therefore, global white – blues would have sounded differently without him and his GROUNDHOGS. But it wasn’t only with this group that the guitarist graced various stages, as Tony’s concert outings also included solo recordings and dates with TONY McPHEE’S BLUES BAND – another trio, which featured, alongside the leader, bassist Steve Towner and drummer Mick Kirton. Unfortunately, the latter collective’s recorded history is extremely scarce: just one single – “Time Of Action / Born To Be With You” – released in 1983. So the uncovering of an entire live tape seems like a great opportunity to hear what they were capable of on-stage.

TONY McPHEE’S BLUES BAND –
Split Part II:
Live In Bremen 1982

Titled “Split Part II: Live In Bremen 1982” – to reference GROUNDHOGS 1971 classic album but featuring no less than three cuts from its 1970’s predecessor “Thank Christ For The Bomb” – and scheduled to see the light of day on June 25th, this record must be truly unique, with opener “Shake For Me” ending up in Tony’s main ensemble’s repertoire.

1. Shake For Me
2. Soldier
3. Light My Light
4. Eccentric Man
5. Garden
6. Mistreated
7. Split (Part 2)
8. Cherry Red

May 30, 2021

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