Monday, February 1, 2016
The Groundhogs - Split (1971)
In 1971, the beyond-frazzled gnawed-wire heavy psych-blues of The Groundhogs produced its finest and most far-out exponent in Split, the first half of which is taken up with a multi-part suite about the encroaching ravenous shadows of psychotic meltdown. There is real terror and dread in these grooves, real mounting panic in the noise suppressed until unleashed. The only rivals they had in this limited field would have been like Sabbath and what, The Crazy World Of Arthur Brown, maybe? This is musick to be scared of your shadow by, and for good reason!