Wednesday, September 29, 2010

The Flamin' Groovies - Shake Some Action (1976)

The Flamin' Groovies intentionally sound like they're from an earlier era, and that feat itself was done in an slightly less earlier era. What I mean is that they were dedicated to remaking the sound of early rock n' roll starting in the late 60s, which I'd bet many would consider early nowadays. More or less, they liked music before the hippie movement overwhelmed a large amount of popular culture, but I can't believe they weren't influenced by that too. Shake Some Action is not their first album, yet it is the first that lacks the original lead singer, Roy Loney, as well as others of the initial line-up. Therefore the band could change tact a some under the leadership of Cyril Jordan. Basically, on this album they for more influence from British Invasion bands, going so far as to cover a Beatles song, "Misery." However, their influences should not in any way diminish their genuine talent. Shake Some Action is a remarkably well-done album in its own right.

To be had here:
The Flamin' Groovies - Shake Some Action [320 kbps]


  1. rad...not too familiar with the group's latter day stuff...thanks.

  2. Shake Some Action is one of my favorite songs to jam to...anytime.

    thanks for posting.