The return of The Flamin’ Groovies 40 years after Shake Some Action

After leaving San Francisco and living in England for four years, the Flamin' Groovies released Shake Some Action in 1976. At the time, the song peaked at number 142 in the Billboard Charts. And while the album was commercially modest, it's proven deeply influential over time. The title track alone was the subject and title of chapter one in Greil Marcus' "The History of Rock 'n' Roll in Ten Songs." Marcus writes about the song, saying "for as long as it lasts the music has called up the players, not the other way around." And the music is still calling up the [...]

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Chris Wilson releases new album “It’s Flaming Groovy!”

A spawn off of the The Flamin’ Groovies, Chris Wilson has come together with other members and former members of the beloved band for the release of his debut solo album, It’s Flaming Groovy! Offering a sound that makes nostalgia nostalgic – '60s rock n’ roll mixed with Johnny Thunders power pop - it’s no wonder that the former Groovie is behind the project. “Sweet Anne,” a ballad off the album, takes piano instrumentation along with contrasting tough vocals from Wilson and combines them into a sweet, loving yet still rough-around-the-edges classic rock and roll song. “Shake That Feeling” features [...]

Review & Photos: The Flamin' Groovies, The Sloths, The Rave Ups @ The New Parish, 11/20/13

The Sloths The Flamin' Groovies formed in San Francisco in 1965. Guitarist and vocalist Roy Loney left the band in '71 and formed the Phantom Movers in '79. Wednesday, the band played Oakland for the first time in more than 25 years. Like their first record (1969's Supersnazz), the set included a wide mix of originals and covers. They played the Byrds' "I'll Feel a Whole Lot Better" and paid particular tribute to the late great Gene Clark. Chuck Berry's "Don't You Lie to Me" and the Stones' "Jumpin Jack Flash" came alongside originals like "Yes I Am" from 2008's [...]

The Flamin' Groovies return with new EP, gig at The New Parish

Cult heroes The Flamin' Groovies continue on their rock and roll comeback trail later this month with a gig at The New Parish, a show that's part of a lengthy North American tour with founding member Cyril Jordan and fellow classic lineup bandmates George Alexander and Chris Wilson. This SF-bred garage band isn't just relying on material from their heyday in the '60s and '70s – no, the Groovies are back with a new six-track EP due out in 2014, and they recently premiered the album's first single "End of the World" on Rolling Stone. The song, which the band [...]

By |November 8, 2013|Tags: |
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