What Happened To Pub Rock # 13

After my last post the question arose whether this series with it is finished. I can assure that I will keep this series alive still some time. I think it’s time to feature The Flamin’ Groovies. The band never attained big commercial meaning, however, fans and critics showed coming group always enthusiastically to themselves from the works from the environs of San Francisco. A reason for her stubborn failure was possibly the fact that the Groovies always played against the ruling music trends. At the beginning of her career they preferred a wild mixture of rock’n’roll and Rhythm & blues, in the 1970s they turned to the Sixties pop after classical coinage and were celebrated as a pioneer of the power pop and even by punk rock and New Wave. Maybe they were how many other groups simply at the wrong time at the wrong place. I have become attentive to The Flamin’ Groovies as their album Shake Some Action produced by Dave Edmunds was published. It was a record that is still timeless combining the best of the rock history. So I looked out for their former released albums and was not disappointed to get them. Following songs are from their 1971 record (and probably their best) Teenage Head.

Flamin’ Groovies – High Flyin’ Baby
Flamin’ Groovies – Teenage Head
Flamin’ Groovies – 32-20
Flamin’ Groovies – Evil Heared Ada
Flamin’ Groovies – Whiskey Woman


2 thoughts on “What Happened To Pub Rock # 13

  1. I always found it rather strange that their 'Shake Some Action' turns up on each and every Punk & New Wave – compilation … don't get me wrong: it's a brilliant song, but is it Punk? or New Wave? I never thought so …

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