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|The Flamin' Groovies|
Genres: Alternative Rock, Pop, Rock
2009 digitally remastered two-fer from the American Underground rockers, containing a pair of their early albums on one CD: Flamingo (1970) and Teenage Head (1971). The Groovies carried the untamed spirit of Rock 'N' Roll ... more »
2009 digitally remastered two-fer from the American Underground rockers, containing a pair of their early albums on one CD: Flamingo (1970) and Teenage Head (1971). The Groovies carried the untamed spirit of Rock 'N' Roll from their San Francisco Psych/Jugband origins, to the proto-Punk streets of New York and London, to their undisputed throne as Power Pop kings! Here are two of their seminal albums (and two of the most seminal albums ever!), caught in the middle of their flawless trajectory, released on Kama Sutra because they wanted to be on the same label as The Lovin' Spoonful, and exuding the same instant legend, pure joy and Rock 'N' Roll vibe as their label-mates...but even more so! The song 'Teenage Head' itself is one of the founding classics of Punk Rock to be sure, as much as The Modern Lovers' 'Roadrunner' or MC5's 'Kick Out The Jams'...and here are a whole bunch more! Rev-Ola.
Great job Rev-Ola!
D.C.G. | Honolulu, HI | 03/31/2009
(4 out of 5 stars)
"First of all, hats off to Rev-Ola for such a great job. The sound is pristine and punchy and you can hear all of the instruments clearly. I didn't like these LPs that much when I first heard them in 1976 because I preferred the "Shake Some Action" band more. However, after not hearing them for a long time I can appreciate them more. Flamingo sounds like if the Stones grew up listening to the Coasters and Sun Records, or if the Lovin' Spoonful survived the psychedelic era and came back roaring with a harder rocking sound. There are some tunes on this one (Flamingo) that have not dated well and sound a little hokey, but the highlights are impressive. The band is tight and energetic and Roy Loney marshalls a diverse range of influences in his vocal approach. He growls like Howlin' Wolf, snarls like Jagger and sings in a jivey manner like the countless early R&B singers he grew up listening to as a teenager. Teenage Head is more impressive as the band sounds more confident (as well as tight and energetic). All of the tunes are first rate and the LP is very much like Beggar's Banquet or Let It Bleed in it`s use of slide guitar and bluesy influences. One interesting note: the song Whiskey Woman sounds like Neil Young(!). The melody is similar to Cowgirls in the Sand. The extra two tunes are good too. Highly recommended.