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Thank Christ for the Bomb

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Released  May 1970
Length  39.53
Artist  The Groundhogs
Producer  Tony McPhee
Genres  Blues rock, Hard rock
Recorded  February 1970
Thank Christ for the Bomb (1970)  Split (1971)
Release date  May 1970
Label  Liberty
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Blues Obituary (1969)  Thank Christ for the Bomb (1970)
Similar  The Groundhogs albums, Hard rock albums

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Thank Christ for the Bomb is the third studio album recorded by The Groundhogs, in 1970, originally released by Liberty Records. It was engineered by Martin Birch who had previously worked on albums by Jeff Beck, Deep Purple, Fleetwood Mac and Peter Green. It entered the UK Melody Maker album charts at number 27 on 20 June 1970, and had a total of 3 entries in that chart.


The album sold 30,000 copies in the UK in 1970. However, it has sold consistently since its release and is cited as a "favourite" or "hugely influential" LP by numerous musicians including Julian Cope, Captain Sensible and Stephen Malkmus.

The final track ("Eccentric Man") has been covered by other bands including Queens of the Stone Age offshoot band The Green Monarchs on Volumes 3 & 4 of the Desert Sessions. Eccentric Man is the title of the definitive biography and discography of Tony McPhee (by Paul Freestone) published in 2012.


The image of Pete Cruickshank on the left of the cover is adapted from photograph Q 1 in the Imperial War Museum's photograph archive.

Track listing

All tracks composed by Tony McPhee

  1. "Strange Town" - 4:16
  2. "Darkness Is No Friend" - 2:43
  3. "Soldier" - 4:51
  4. "Thank Christ for the Bomb" - 7:15
  5. "Ship on the Ocean" - 3:27
  6. "Garden" - 5:10
  7. "Status People" - 3:32
  8. "Rich Man, Poor Man" - 3:25
  9. "Eccentric Man" - 4:53


The Groundhogs
  • Tony McPhee – guitars, vocals
  • Peter Cruickshank – bass
  • Ken Pustelnik – drums
  • Technical
  • Martin Birch - engineer
  • Alan Tanner - artwork
  • Songs

    1Strange Town4:19
    2Darkness Is No Friend3:48


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