|Hoggin' The Page — The Story Of Tony McPhee & The Groundhogs|
|"Told through extensive interviews with all the players and illustrated by photographs from the personal collections of the band, the story of the Groundhogs is the usual tale of rip-offs, personal bickering and tours that drain the life out of everyone concerned.
"This is a readable and concise history tracing their career through the heyday of the British blues boom to their demise in 1976."
Classic Rock — March 2006
"Hanson tries to put things right on Hoggin' The Page, a band history with old photos, cuttings and posters that help bring the era back to life. The account incorporates the story of British blues as well as the pre-rock era captured in Mo Foster's now seminal Seventeen Watts."
Guitar & Bass — January 2006
"Author Martyn Hanson has certainly done his homework as he painstakingly traces Tony's early family life and musical influences. The relationship with Tony's blues hero, John Lee Hooker, is also captured well.
"There are also plenty of previously unseen photos, and long-forgotten press snippets to illustrate different periods of the band's history. There is much to recommend here, and Groundhogs devotees will lap this up."
Northdown Publishing 2005, ISBN 1-900711-16-8, PB
|Above: Martyn with Tony McPhee, hoggin' the limelight in early 2005. Tony is holding his beloved etched Zemaitis guitar from 1971.