Flamin' Groovies

Flamin' Groovies

Circus Money
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Oct 1 2017, 04:12 PM #1

Pick any three.

The Flamin Groovies were always a fantastic singles/EP band.

My choices are:-

The Grease EP (includes a great version of Slow Death that is better, in my opinion, better than the UA version)

More Grease EP (Classic cover of Jumping Jack Flash on here)

Shake Some Action (just a classic song)
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Oct 1 2017, 06:37 PM #2

Grease is the word. :)
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Oct 1 2017, 11:36 PM #3

Voted for Slow Death. IIRC, the B side was the band's cover of Tallahassee Lassie. While the Freddie Cannon original is definitive, the Groovies succeed in putting their own stamp on the tune.
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Oct 2 2017, 09:56 AM #4

'Comin' After Me' for me:

"My friends say I've gotta stay away from the glue;
How'm I gonna keep it together?".
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Oct 8 2017, 06:21 AM #5

They only let me pick one, I said "You Tore Me Down" although SSA and "Teenage Head" are favorites as well. Some of them I have to educate myself on, though.
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Oct 8 2017, 06:26 AM #6

I must confess I have never knowingly heard a song by them :unsure:
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Oct 8 2017, 08:10 AM #7

Saw them supporting The Ramones at Friars, Aylesbury 1977 (?)
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Oct 8 2017, 04:18 PM #8

Steve69 @ Oct 8 2017, 02:26 AM wrote: I must confess I have never knowingly heard a song by them :unsure:
I'd say this is the one to listen to first, it's one of the most perfect tracks ever made (except maybe the production, but that grows on you):
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PIcmk8WA10A
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Oct 8 2017, 05:19 PM #9

bzfgt @ Oct 8 2017, 05:18 PM wrote:
Steve69 @ Oct 8 2017, 02:26 AM wrote: I must confess I have never knowingly heard a song by them  :unsure:
I'd say this is the one to listen to first, it's one of the most perfect tracks ever made (except maybe the production, but that grows on you):
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PIcmk8WA10A
Ah, I actually have heard that before - just didn't realise who it was.
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Oct 9 2017, 01:24 PM #10

bzfgt @ Oct 8 2017, 06:21 PM wrote: They only let me pick one, I said "You Tore Me Down" although SSA and "Teenage Head" are favorites as well. Some of them I have to educate myself on, though.
As a great fan of the Grateful Dead you might like the Sneakers EP from 1968. It combines a bit of early psychedelia, jugband music, and R& R - in a way a bit similar to what the early pre first album Dead/Warlocks were doing, or bands like The Charlatans/Sopwith Camel. Likewise there's a couple of 1920's like burlesque show type songs as well - the sort of thing that Robert Crumb used to like.

The first album Supersnazz is also worth a listen. It's far more of an old fashioned rock & roll album - a bit of a cross between Gene Vincent & (musically) the MC5's 'Back In The USA' with a touch of Sha NaNa thrown in. Plus more burlesque type songs !

Both the Sneakers EP and Supersnazz tend to be forgotten about when The Flamin' Groovies are mentioned - but they are interesting.
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Oct 9 2017, 01:31 PM #11

Circus Money @ Oct 9 2017, 09:24 AM wrote:
bzfgt @ Oct 8 2017, 06:21 PM wrote: They only let me pick one, I said "You Tore Me Down" although SSA and "Teenage Head" are favorites as well. Some of them I have to educate myself on, though.
As a great fan of the Grateful Dead you might like the Sneakers EP from 1968. It combines a bit of early psychedelia, jugband music, and R& R - in a way a bit similar to what the early pre first album Dead/Warlocks were doing, or bands like The Charlatans/Sopwith Camel. Likewise there's a couple of 1920's like burlesque show type songs as well - the sort of thing that Robert Crumb used to like.

The first album Supersnazz is also worth a listen. It's far more of an old fashioned rock & roll album - a bit of a cross between Gene Vincent & (musically) the MC5's 'Back In The USA' with a touch of Sha NaNa thrown in. Plus more burlesque type songs !

Both the Sneakers EP and Supersnazz tend to be forgotten about when The Flamin' Groovies are mentioned - but they are interesting.
Yeah, I don't know those, I'll look into it.
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Oct 10 2017, 12:38 AM #12

bzfgt @ Oct 9 2017, 09:31 AM wrote:
Circus Money @ Oct 9 2017, 09:24 AM wrote:
bzfgt @ Oct 8 2017, 06:21 PM wrote: They only let me pick one, I said "You Tore Me Down" although SSA and "Teenage Head" are favorites as well. Some of them I have to educate myself on, though.
As a great fan of the Grateful Dead you might like the Sneakers EP from 1968. It combines a bit of early psychedelia, jugband music, and R& R - in a way a bit similar to what the early pre first album Dead/Warlocks were doing, or bands like The Charlatans/Sopwith Camel. Likewise there's a couple of 1920's like burlesque show type songs as well - the sort of thing that Robert Crumb used to like.

The first album Supersnazz is also worth a listen. It's far more of an old fashioned rock & roll album - a bit of a cross between Gene Vincent & (musically) the MC5's 'Back In The USA' with a touch of Sha NaNa thrown in. Plus more burlesque type songs !

Both the Sneakers EP and Supersnazz tend to be forgotten about when The Flamin' Groovies are mentioned - but they are interesting.
Yeah, I don't know those, I'll look into it.
Listening to Sneakers right now, it sounds great. I listened to a little of Flamingo yesterday and couldn't get into it though.
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Jan 12 2018, 01:54 PM #13

I like them best with Loney. Flamingo and TH are prob my favourites. The later era was / is great, too; I like the late 70s power-pop sound, but not so much the aping of Brit-invasion styles and sounds.

Important to me during the punk and post-punk era because they proved you could play "roots" rock 'n' roll without becoming a classic-rock bore.

Also, whenever the Dead tried to play greasy roots r'n'r, they embarrassed themselves, while the Groovies were always spot on.

Saw Loney live in early 90s, touring 'Scientific Bombs,' and he was quite spectacular.

a postmodern nostalgia band? a pastiche of roots styles
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Jan 20 2018, 10:40 PM #14

What were the original options here?  They all seem to have disappeared.

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