Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
Genres: Alternative Rock, Pop, Rock
Groovies Final Grooves/Last Legs
JOHN SPOKUS | BALTIMORE, MARYLAND United States | 10/30/2000
(2 out of 5 stars)
"The Groovies made some great pop/roots/garage rock records which any lover of those genres is sure to cherish, but this isn't one of them. It's the last studio recording that I'm aware of by Cyril Jordan and sidemen and most of these songs are pretty lifeless. Just about everything is medium tempo Byrds like jingle jangle featuring way too much 12 string guitar, and numbing, almost monotone vocals. The writing is so weak that only the two cover tunes "Sealed With A Kiss" and "Flying Saucers Rock And Roll" are memorable, and both versions are pretty good in the Groovies tradition of being interpretors of timeless R n' R. Only get this if you find a ..... cut-out or used copy (I did) and you've already got everything else by them."
Classic Pop/Rock Perfection
JOHN SPOKUS | 12/15/1998
(5 out of 5 stars)
"The Groovies are the perfect distillation of classic rock & pop influences. Their most memorable songs conjure up the Jagger/Richards catalog, as sung by McCartney and Lennon, backed by Roger McGuinn and recorded in some Detroit garage by Phil Spector. This seems to be their last release of originals, and it's also their best and most consistent effort. The songs are simple, the production is tasteful and the CD just has a way of growing on you. In fact, it never seems to leave my car's audio system. I guess this means it's also great "crusing music" - in most most non-derogatory sense I can imagine. Fans can only hope that Cyril & Co. dust off their 12-strings and treat us to one more grunge/rap/shriek antidote."