Thank Christ for the Bomb Import, Original recording remastered
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Digitally remastered 2003 reissue of 1970 album that's unavailable domestically featuring 12 tracks including 3 bonus tracks taken from 3 different BBC Radio sessions, 'Garden' (BBC Radio 1 session 1970), 'Eccentric Man' (BBC Radio 1 session 1971) & 'Soldier' (BBC In Concert 1974). EMI.
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Tony, Pete, and Ken really rock! Highly recommended.
The third album ‘Thank Christ for the Bomb’ in 1970 signalled a departure from raw R&B into more adventurous territory and was the first Hogs album to see significant sales. TCftB is strongly themed on Tony McPhee’s pacifist sentiments and the belief (widely held at the time) that only the existence of the atomic bomb prevented a recurrence of the mass carnage of apocalyptic wars in the early 20th century (“Since that day it’s been stalemate…everyone’s scared to obliterate”) and is loosely in the category of that odd 1960s/70s phenomenon the “concept album”.
TCftB contains a couple of radio-friendly songs like ‘Strange Town’ and ‘Garden’, and some fine inventive playing from this tight, competent trio. The album has a very 1970s feel and maybe has not dated so well as many of its contemporaries, but if you’re a fan of the music of this epoch and you like top-class R&B playing, you will find much here to like.
The 2003 remaster (ASIN: B00009L1OE) contains two extra tracks from a 1970 live Radio 1 session, plus a slightly over-long performance of ‘Soldier’ from a 1974 BBC ‘In Concert’ recording.