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

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