Ugh! Gorgeousness and Gorgeousity! An overkill of Groovie’s stuff. As you know Flamin’ Groovies were one of those high octane rock’n’roll groups of 60’s and 70’s same caliber as MC5, The Stooges or New York Dolls, so they deserve special Surfadelic treatment. Here we have some their 70’s singles, rare recordings and live stuff issued during several decades in various variations.
‘‘Slow Death’‘ – Trying to collect the Flamin’ Groovies can make you crazy. There are so many releases outside of their handful of official releases that it is hard to know which of the bootlegs, live shows, and demos you should get. Well, you definitely need this one. It focuses on the years after original wildman singer Roy Loney left the group and before the legendary Shake Some Action LP was released (October 1971 to July 1973, to be precise). The first six songs are self-recorded demos from 1971 and have been released a few times before, most notably as Grease on the Dog Meat label, but this is the first issue authorized by the band.”
”In Person!!!” – Live KSAN-FM broadcast from the closing of the Fillmore in San Francisco 1971. Great live garage sound! I Can’t Explain / Sweet Little Rock n’ Roller / Have You Seen My Baby / Road House / Doctor Boogie / Slow Death / Shakin’ All Over / Teenage Head / Louie Louie / Walkin’ The Dog / I’m A Man / Headin’ For The Texas Border.
”Sixteen Tunes: The Goldstar Tapes + More” – Same stuff as ”Grease: The Complete Skydog Singles Collection” Or “the great lost Groovies album,” filling some holes in the group’s discography. 16 Tunes combines the contents of the EPs Grease, Supergrease, and The Gold Star Sessions on one disc. The sound is raw, due to the fact that much of the material was outtakes and demos, and because Skydog never had ideal sources. Still, these are the Groovies in their prime years, and their energy and enthusiasm compensate for a multitude of technical flaws.
”I’ll Have A… Bucket Of Brains” – The original 1972 Rockfield recordings Produced by Dave Edmunds. A personnel re-formation took place prior to the Flamin’ Groovies relocation to England, where the Rockfield sessions were held in August of 1972. The lineup now featured Chris Wilson (vocals , guitar) and James Ferrell (guitar), who replaced Roy Loney and Tim Lynch . Dave Edmunds immediately took to the Groovies, especially Jordan and Wilson’s power pop masterpiece “Shake Some Action.” In fact, Edmunds’ enthusiasm would almost immediately instigate Jordan’s equally inspired “You Tore Me Down,” which was written and recorded on the spot. Just as impressive are the cover versions of Frankie Lee Sims’ “Married Woman,” “Get a Shot of Rhythm & Blues,” and “Little Queenie.”
”Home To Roost” – Very rare Groovies LP collection of singles ’72-’75, studio recordings taken from various sources, plus several rehearsals recorded in San Francisco in 1971. 1. I Can’t Explain 2. Little Queenie 3. Married Woman 4. Get A Shot Of Rhythm And Blues 5. Talahassee Lassie 6. You Tore Me Down 7. Him Or Me 8. Jumpin’ Jack Flash 9. Blues From Phillys 10. Let Me Rock 11. Dog Meat 12. Sweet Little Rock ‘N’ Roller 13. Slow Death
Live At The Roxy L.A. 1976. & Live In San Francisco 1979. – Solid quality Bootlegs.