The Mother Hips (from the album Chorus)
It has been five years since The Mother Hips delivered an album to the world, ending the cycle with their recent release, Chorus. Co-founder Tim Bluhm (guitar/vocals) acknowledges the span between recordings, stating ‘this album was a long time in the making. It’s our tenth studio album and we wanted to get it right. We needed the songs to represent not only who we are has humans and as artists, but also to represent and acknowledge our amazing fans and supporters. The Mother Hips play inclusive rock’n’roll, their songs sticking to form rather than format, opening Chorus with a nod to Jam-band flavored Southern Rock with “Clean Me Up”, offering a twin-guitar united front in “High Note Hitters”, lending a audio hand to humanity to link us together for “Meet Me on the Shore” as they strut out on ground basking in rock’n’roll sunshine with “It’s Alright”.
Logging twenty-five years into being a band, The Mother Hips met in northern California’s Chico State University in 1990, releasing their first album in 1993 and signing on the a major label while still in college, with the assistance of future-touring mate, Chris Robinson (The Black Crowes). Chorus brings the band back after a few hurdles in the years since their last release. Foregoing the plug-in-and-play model The Mother Hips have used on previous recordings, studio time watched the players listening to the music that they had put together. Tim Bluhm recalls that ‘“starting with these really fleshed out studio demos was exciting because it meant we could listen back months later with fresh ears. We could realize that a song might be more effective if we played it a little faster or sang it a little higher. It was like having a second chance to get everything just right’. A sense of the song provides “Hit Me There” with a touch of psychedelic Pop as balls-out boogie drives “Didn’t Pay the Bills”, a bit of Blues Rock propels “I Want Down Hard” along and wishes strike chords that continues to resonate throughout “It’ll Be Gone”. The Mother Hips present a reason for the Chorus album title as the San Francisco, California-based band sing out an anthem with “End of the Chorus”.
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