• andrew liles Groundhogs/Split Up - An Exhumation By Andrew Liles (CD, £8.25)

    label: Dirter Promotions

    Original compositions written and arranged by Tony (T.S.) McPhee. Remix, extra instrumentation and rearrangement by Andrew Liles. Additional guitars by Joe Hollick and Tony (T.S.) McPhee. In 1971 when 'Split' was originally released, there were {a few} guitar pedals, mainly wah-wah, overdrive & chorus (with a bit of phasing or 'flanging'). I had an Arbiter and a sound early octave pedal but I was keen to find 'new' sounds, like ring modulation. Some of the 70's bands have re-done their most popular albums but I never thought I could improve on Split, with Martin Birch engineering at De Lane Lea studios, it had it all! When Andrew Liles (regarded by some to be the funniest man) told me he'd like to re-do Split I thought he was having a laugh, but he has done what I would have IF I'd had the modern pedals. Andrew has done me a great service by bringing my recordings into the 21st Century. Tracks: 1/Split Five 2/Split Six 3/Split Seven 4/Split Eight


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