Monday 10 June 2019

HEROES: FLAMIN’ GROOVIES

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They released classics like ‘Shake Some Action‘, ‘Flamin’Groovies Now‘ and ‘Jumpin In The Night‘ and played side by side with legends like Iggy Pop & The Stooges and The Ramones. Altough Flamin’ Groovies, which was founded in 1965, never really got the attention they deserve, they are seen as one of the biggest rock ‘n roll bands ever. Since the Groovies released a 7″inch single in 2016, the band is back in action. And they sound just as groovey and rock’n roll like they did in the beginning. A must-see for the real sixties garage and powerpop lovers. June 10th in Paard!

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The story of Flamin’ Groovies goes back to 1965 when the band started as the ‘Chosen Few’ in San Francisco, California. After they changed their name and released a 10″inch album named ‘Sneakers’ (that sold surprisingly well) the band gained attention from Columbia Records, which released their first real album ‘Supersnazz’. Their next two albums ‘Flamingo‘ and the classic ‘Teenage Head‘ were released at Kama sutra Records.

Lead singer Roy Loney left the band right after that and lead guitarist Cyril Jordan moved the group to England with Chris Wilson (formerly of Loose Gravel) taking over as front man. They continued their style of straight ahead guitar driven rock ‘n’ roll but this time with a more 60s rather than 50s influence. This tour, their first leadsinger, Roy Loney, will join the band and play songs that were never played live before.

HEROES
In preparation for our 50-years anniversary in 2022, Paard picks 50 iconic acts that we label as ‘Heroes’. With this label we put artists in the spotlight who played an important role in pophistory.

Everybody can collect our heroes in our heroes folder! All you have to do is buy our Heroes folder for €2,50 and you can read all the personal stories and fun facts. For more information go to www.paard.nl/paard-heroes/

 

It is a blessing to not only have the Flamin' Groovies back on stage performing before audiences all over the planet but also putting out fine new records worthy of their history. In these crazy times we live in it is good to know that life-affirming Flamin' Groovies' music magic can still happen.

Mark Smotroff voor Audiophilereview.com