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Mother Hips

Formed in Chico, CA, in 1991, earthy pop jam rockers the Mother Hips moved up from bar band status through a series of regional tours and built a sizable fan base in California. Songwriter, vocalist, and guitarist Tim Bluhm, guitarist Greg Loiacono, bassist Isaac Parsons, and drummer Mike Wofchuck met in the dorms of Chico State in the early '90s. Loiacono and Bluhm's harmonies and country-tinged melodies honored California's musical past -- from Merle Haggard to the Beach Boys to Neil Young. Their 1992 album, entitled Back to the Grotto, caught the ear of American Recordings, which released 1995's Part-Timer Goes Full and 1996's Shootout. This relationship led to high-profile slots on tours with Johnny Cash, Wilco, and the H.O.R.D.E. tour. Drummer Wofchuck was replaced by John Hofer for 1998's country-rock Later Days. Three years later, the band released the more pop-oriented Green Hills of Earth. As soon as the album gained notoriety, singer/guitarist Greg Loiacono decided to take a break from the group, leaving the band's status in question. In 2005, Bluhm, Loiacono, Hofer, and new bassist Paul Hoaglin resumed playing music and released the Red Tandy EP on Camera Records in 2006 and followed it up with the full-length Kiss the Crystal Flake in early 2007. ~ Zac Johnson
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Mother Hips

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Albums by
Mother Hips

Top Songs by
Mother Hips

  1.   Song
  2.   Turtle Bones
  3.   Hey Emilie
  4.   Confirmation of Love
  5.   Chum
  6.   Back to the Grotto
  7.   Run Around Me
  8.   TGIM
  9.   Shape the Bell
  10.   The Isle Not of Man
  11.   Jess Oxox
  12.   Hot Lunch
  13.   White Falcon Fuzz
  14.   The Lion & the Bull
  15.   Mona Lisa and the Last Supper
  16.   Time We Had
  17.   Two Young Queen
  18.   Stephanie's For L.A.
  19.   Cheer Up Champ
  20.   Poison Oak
  21.   The Flood
  22.   Best Friend in Town
  23.   Toughie
  24.   Freed From a Prison
  25.   Pacific Dust
  26.   Not So Independent
  27.   Time-Sick Son of a Grizzly Bear
  28.   Mission in Vain
  29.   Wicked Tree
  30.   Seaward Son
  31.   Rich Little Girl
  32.   Del Mar Station
  33.   Given for You
  34.   Trunk Box
  35.   Behind Beyond
  36.   Singing Seems to Ease Me
  37.   Showing It All to Bad Marie
  38.   Such a Thing
  39.   Take Us Out
  40.   Life in the City
  41.   Young Charles Ives
  42.   Are You Breathing?
  43.   Chronicle Man
  44.   Red Tandy
  45.   Shut the Door
  46.   Protein Sky
  47.   Desert Song
  48.   Potrero Road
  49.   Barefoot Sea Chantey
  50.   This Is a Man
  51.   Precious Opal
  52.   Song for J.B.
  53.   Creation Smiles
  54.   Emotional Gold
  55.   Loup Garou
  56.   Afternoon After Afternoon
  57.   Pull Us All Together
  58.   Tehachapi Bloodline
  59.   White Hills
  60.   Channel Island Girl
  61.   Stoned up the Road
  62.   Been Lost Once
  63.   Jefferson Army
  64.   The Figure 11
  65.   One Way Out
  66.   Blue Tomorrow
  67.   Desert Moon
  68.   In This Bliss
  69.   Sunshine Feel
  70.   No-Name Darrell
  71.   El Pancho Villa
  72.   White Headphones
  73.   Rose of Rainbows
  74.   You Can't Win
  75.   St. Andrew
  76.   Third Floor Story
  77.   Colonized
  78.   Smoke
  79.   Headache To Headache
  80.   Pet Foot
  81.   Let Somebody
  82.   Bent Carousel
  83.   All in Favor
  84.   Are You Free
  85.   Magazine
  86.   Sarah Bellum

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