Thanks Christ For The Bomb

The Groundhogs

13th April 2019 - Album - FIRE507

A hugely influential album cited as the embryo for punk, grunge and beyond. Thank Christ For The Bomb is a visionary tale of cold war fear, alienation and everyday drama.

  • 50th Anniversary Edition
  • Gatefold sleeve + Groundhogs postcard
  • Download code for the album + bonus tracks

£18.00£26.00

A hugely influential album cited as the embryo for punk, grunge and beyond. Featuring epic 1970 concepts from this far-reaching trio much praised by Underworld’s Karl Hyde, Captain Sensible, Stephen Malkmus and a host of others. Thank Christ For The Bomb is a visionary tale of cold war fear, alienation and everyday drama. A thinking man’s rumination on alienation, the album is a game of two halves; side one tackling the thermonuclear threat while side two traces riches to rags alienation in everyday London. Also featuring Radio 1 sessions and live versions of key tracks including a lengthy take of Soldier recorded for the BBC’s In Concert series. First of a trio of ground-breaking albums that steered the band from the Blues into a heavier, more prog-based sound and a true reflection of their much-praised live sound. 

Major Edition – Gatefold sleeve. Red slipcase, Poppy Download card, Poster, Ration book liner notes. Celebrating its 50th Anniversary, Thank Christ For The Bomb (Major Edition) is reissued on double vinyl with gatefold sleeve – complete with ration book, poppy card and bonus tracks.

Private Press Edition – Special artwork edition. 50th Anniversary Private Press edition. Gatefold sleeve, Green slipcase, Poppy Download card, Poster,‘Ration book’ liner notes. Bonus tracks on Download.

Standard Edition – 50th Anniversary reissue with Gatefold sleeve, Single LP + Bonus tracks as a Download.

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Tracklist

1. Strange Town
2. Darkness Is No Friend
3. Soldier
4. Thank Christ For The Bomb
5. Ship On The Ocean
6. Garden
7. Status People
8. Rich Man, Poor Man
9. Eccentric Man

Description

A hugely influential album cited as the embryo for punk, grunge and beyond. Featuring epic 1970 concepts from this far-reaching trio much praised by Underworld’s Karl Hyde, Captain Sensible, Stephen Malkmus and a host of others. Thank Christ For The Bomb is a visionary tale of cold war fear, alienation and everyday drama. A thinking man’s rumination on alienation, the album is a game of two halves; side one tackling the thermonuclear threat while side two traces riches to rags alienation in everyday London. Also featuring Radio 1 sessions and live versions of key tracks including a lengthy take of Soldier recorded for the BBC’s In Concert series. First of a trio of ground-breaking albums that steered the band from the Blues into a heavier, more prog-based sound and a true reflection of their much-praised live sound. 

Major Edition – Gatefold sleeve. Red slipcase, Poppy Download card, Poster, Ration book liner notes. Celebrating its 50th Anniversary, Thank Christ For The Bomb (Major Edition) is reissued on double vinyl with gatefold sleeve – complete with ration book, poppy card and bonus tracks.

Private Press Edition – Special artwork edition. 50th Anniversary Private Press edition. Gatefold sleeve, Green slipcase, Poppy Download card, Poster,‘Ration book’ liner notes. Bonus tracks on Download.

Standard Edition – 50th Anniversary reissue with Gatefold sleeve, Single LP + Bonus tracks as a Download.

Description

A hugely influential album cited as the embryo for punk, grunge and beyond. Featuring epic 1970 concepts from this far-reaching trio much praised by Underworld’s Karl Hyde, Captain Sensible, Stephen Malkmus and a host of others. Thank Christ For The Bomb is a visionary tale of cold war fear, alienation and everyday drama. A thinking man’s rumination on alienation, the album is a game of two halves; side one tackling the thermonuclear threat while side two traces riches to rags alienation in everyday London. Also featuring Radio 1 sessions and live versions of key tracks including a lengthy take of Soldier recorded for the BBC’s In Concert series. First of a trio of ground-breaking albums that steered the band from the Blues into a heavier, more prog-based sound and a true reflection of their much-praised live sound. 

Major Edition – Gatefold sleeve. Red slipcase, Poppy Download card, Poster, Ration book liner notes. Celebrating its 50th Anniversary, Thank Christ For The Bomb (Major Edition) is reissued on double vinyl with gatefold sleeve – complete with ration book, poppy card and bonus tracks.

Private Press Edition – Special artwork edition. 50th Anniversary Private Press edition. Gatefold sleeve, Green slipcase, Poppy Download card, Poster,‘Ration book’ liner notes. Bonus tracks on Download.

Standard Edition – 50th Anniversary reissue with Gatefold sleeve, Single LP + Bonus tracks as a Download.

Tracklist

1. Strange Town
2. Darkness Is No Friend
3. Soldier
4. Thank Christ For The Bomb
5. Ship On The Ocean
6. Garden
7. Status People
8. Rich Man, Poor Man
9. Eccentric Man

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