Flamin' Groovies were an American rock music band of the 1960s and 1970s. They began in San Francisco in 1965, founded by Ron Greco, Cyril Jordan and Roy Loney. They are perhaps best known for their song "Shake Some Action", which was later featured in the 1995 movie Clueless. The group have been called one of the forerunners to punk rock. Their first album, 1969's Supersnazz, featured Jordan (guitar, vocals), Loney (guitar, vocals), George Alexander (bass, harmonica, vocals), Tim Lynch (guitar, harmonica, vocals) and Danny Mihm (drums). Some critics have pointed to its unsuitable production, and it contained both re-creations of 1950s rock and roll and more melodic songs that anticipated the power pop movement of the 1970s — a genre to which the Flamin' Groovies would eventually contribute significant work. Their second album, 1970's Flamingo, released in 1970, was considered by critics to be a stronger effort. Following their departure from Epic, it was the first of their two Kama Sutra albums. 01 - Gonna Rock Tonite 02 - Comin' After Me 03 - Headin' For the Texas Border 04 - Sweet Roll Me On Down 05 - Keep A Knockin' 06 - Second Cousin 07 - Childhood's End 08 - Jailbait 09 - She's Falling Apart 10 - Road House 11 - My Girl Josephine 12 - Around and Around 13 - Rockin' Pneumonia and the Boogie Woogie Flu 14 - Somethin' Else 15 - Rumble 16 - Going Out Theme LINK
The Marmalade began 1970 by appearing on the BBC's highly rated review of the sixties music scene Pop Go The Sixties, performing Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da live on the show broadcast on BBC 1, January 1, 1970. Following a change of record label to Decca Records, under a deal allowing them to write and produce their own songs, they recorded what would become their biggest worldwide hit. Topping the charts in Europe, (a Top 10 in United States, and #1 in most of South America), the melancholy "Reflections of My Life", written by Campbell and Ford, featured a backwards guitar solo by Campbell. "Reflections of My Life" has recorded over two million sales and the writers were awarded a Special Citation of Achievement in 1998 by BMI in attaining radio broadcast performances in excess of one million in the US alone. 01 - Super Clean Jean 02 - Carolina On My Mind 03 - I'll Be Home (In A Day Or So) 04 - And Yours Is A Piece Of Mine 05 - Some Other Guy 06 - Kaleidoscope 07 - Dear John 08 - Fight Say The Mighty 09 - Reflections Of My Life 10 - Life Is LINK
Teenage Head is The Flamin' Groovies third studio album, released in 1971. Released the same year as The Rolling Stones' classic album Sticky Fingers, Mick Jagger reportedly noticed the similarities between the albums and thought the Flamin' Groovies did the better take on the theme of classic blues and rock 'n roll revisited in a modern context. 01 - High Flyin' Baby 02 - City Lights 03 - Have You Seen My Baby 04 - Yesterday's Numbers 05 - Teenage Head 06 - 32-20 07 - Evil Hearted Ada 08 - Doctor Boogie 09 - Whiskey Woman 10 - Shakin' All Over 11 - That'll Be The Day 12 - Louie Louie 13 - Walkin' The Dog 14 - Scratch My Back 15 - Carol 16 - Going Out Theme (Version 2) LINK
Marmalade were a successful Scottish pop rock group, from the east end of Glasgow, originally formed in 1961 as "The Gaylords", later "Dean Ford and The Gaylords". In 1966, they changed the group name to 'The Marmalade'. The most successful period for the band, in terms of record success, was between 1968 and 1972. A later version of the band (from 1975 with various further personnel changes) exists to this day, although with the departure of Graham Knight, ( reported on the bands "official" website) in September 2010, there are now no original members remaning in the band. 01 - Lovin' Things 02 - Wait For Me Marianne 03 - Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da 04 - Baby Make It Soon 05 - Reflections Of My Life 06 - Rainbow 07 - My Little One 08 - Cousin Norman 09 - Back On The Road 10 - Radancer 11 - Heartbreaker 12 - Heavens Above 13 - I Gave Up 14 - Listen To My Heart 15 - It's Still Rock'n'roll To Me 16 - Let My Love Open The Door 17 - Can't You Feel The Thunder 18 - What Are You Gonna Do 19 - Good Luck To You 20 - Fallin' Apart At The Seams LINK
Very rare Groovies LP with live, rehersal and studio items 71-72. "Home to Roost" is a compilation consisting of studio recordings, taken from various sources, plus several concert recorded in San Francisco in 1971.
01 - I Can't Explain 02 - Little Queenie 03 - Married Woman 04 - Get A Shot Of Rhythm And Blues 05 - Talahassee Lassie 06 - You Tore Me Down 07 - Him Or Me 08 - Jumpin' Jack Flash 09 - Blues From Phillys 10 - Let Me Rock 11 - Dog Meat 12 - Sweet Little Rock 'n' Roller 13 - Slow Death