Flamin’ Groovies

When I think of the soul of rock and roll, I tend to think of bands like The Flamin’ Groovies, bands that you should hear on classic rock radio but don’t, bands who hit that main vein of rock just a few times, with just a few gems (as opposed to a bunch of great records).

Here are three tunes that I think could easily replace a couple of tired classic rock repeaters (Nazareth’s version of “Love Hurts” maybe? Anything by Peter Frampton?). Take a listen:

Slow Death

Shake Some Action

Teenage Head


Intrigued?  The story of the Flamin’ Groovies is interesting, weird, and kind of hilarious. Get the Groovies’ history and discography here.


About russellwriter

Rob Russell is a dad, husband, writer, musician, educator, comic book reader, bad solderer, pop culture junky, trivia buff and student of everything cool and uncool. His favorite records are Bob Dylan's Blonde on Blonde and, currently, The Best of Bobbie Gentry: The Capitol Years. His favorite comic books are Kurt Busiek's Astro City and Neil Gaiman's Sandman. His favorite literary novels are Gabrial Garcia Marquez's 100 Years of Solitude and William Faulkner's As I Lay Dying. His favorite genre novels are John Scalzi's Red Shirts, M.R. Carrey's The Girl with All the Gifts, and Dan Simmons' Drood. His favorite movie is Goodfellas. His favorite hobby, besides everything, is writing about himself and his favorite things in the third person.

Posted on July 6, 2011, in Great Rockers, Video. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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