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

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