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

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