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Complete Sire Recordings 1976-79
Genres: Pop, Rock
2006 two CD compilation featuring their entire recorded output for Sire Records in the late '70s. Features the entirety of their Shake Some Action, Now! and Jumpin' In The Night albums, all of which are considered classic... more »
2006 two CD compilation featuring their entire recorded output for Sire Records in the late '70s. Features the entirety of their Shake Some Action, Now! and Jumpin' In The Night albums, all of which are considered classic Power Pop releases. 46 tracks including the oft-covered 'Shake Some Action', 'Take Me Back', 'There's A Place', 'First Plane Home', 'Tell Me Again' and more.
Groovies At Full Speed
It's | Seattle WA | 08/18/2006
(4 out of 5 stars)
"46 Flamin' Groovies cuts on one handy 2-disc set? Groovies fans gotta love it. Not quite sure why you'd want the 3-disc "Bust Out at Full Speed" since it actually has fewer cuts and costs more... maybe the liner notes are more extensive? More photos of the guys in their mid '70s pilot shades? I dunno... At any rate, this one's the bomb (as the kids say), though the sheer number of cuts could be too much for the power pop neophyte. Then again, this is a good place to start shakin' some Groovies if all you're familiar with is "Shake Some Action"."
The sooner, the better.
R. D. Snyder | Yellow Springs, Ohio | 09/05/2008
(4 out of 5 stars)
"I forgot how much better the earlier albums of the post-Loney Groovies (Shake Some Action, for instance) were than the later ones. I made a compilation from this using the same selections as The Groovies Greatest Grooves comp - which were the best selections all along. This one offers better sound, though, and I'm glad it's mine."
Anthony Clark | 12/14/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)
"The Flamin' Groovies were one of the great lost bands of the 70s. Out of time and out of step with fashion, they managed to create music that has outlasted those around them - leaving a legacy of classic rock 'n' roll in a British Invasion style that still sounds exciting. This double disc set bring together the band's three Sire albums - all great in their own way - plus a couple of extras. Not to be missed.
And if you like this then be sure to check out the new CD from Groovies front man Chris Wilson, Second Life - a modern slice of Groovy music."