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

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