Flamin' Groovies Groovies' Greatest Grooves

Groovies' Greatest Grooves
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CD Details

  • Released: August 8, 1989
  • Label: Sire / London/Rhino


  • 1.Shake Some Action
  • 2.Teenage Head
  • 3.Slow Death
  • 4.Tallahassee Lassie
  • 5.Yeah My Baby
  • 6.Yes It's True
  • 7.First Plane Home
  • 8.In The U.S.A.
  • 9.Between The Lines
  • 10.Don't You Lie To Me
  • 11.You Tore Me Down
  • 12.I'll Cry Alone
  • 13.Please Please Girl
  • 14.Down Down Down
  • 15.Yes I Am
  • 16.Teenage Confidential
  • 17.I Can't Hide
  • 18.Absolutely Sweet Marie
  • 19.Don't Put Me On
  • 20.I Saw Her
  • 21.All I Wanted
  • 22.Jumpin' In The Night
  • 23.There's A Place
  • 24.River Deep, Mountain High

Product Description:

Flamin' Groovies: Chris Wilson, Roy Loney, Cyril Jordan (vocals, guitar); Mike Wilhelm, James Farrell, Tim Lynch (guitar); George Alexander (bass); David Wright, Danny Mihm (drums).
Producers: Dave Edmunds, Richard Robinson, Flowerboy Venus, Cyril Jordan, Roger Bechirian.
Includes liner notes by Michael Goldberg and Michael Snyder.
Personnel: Chris Wilson, Cyril Jordan, Roy Loney (vocals, guitar); James Ferrell, Tim Lynch, Mike Wilhelm (guitar); Danny Mihm, David Wright (drums).
Liner Note Authors: Michael Snyder; Michael Goldberg.
Illustrator: Cyril Jordan.
Photographer: Thom Lukas.
Unknown Contributor Role: Bob Zoell.
An excellent distillation of the Flamin' Groovies' three late-'70s albums for Sire Records, SHAKE SOME ACTION, NOW!! and JUMPIN' IN THE NIGHT--plus the pre-Sire nuggets "Teenage Head" and "Slow Death"--this 24-track compilation distills an uneven but often excellent period in the Groovies' long and checkered career. When the Groovies reappeared in the mid-'70s with Chris Wilson replacing rockabilly-obsessed singer Roy Loney, they repositioned themselves as a throwback to the British Invasion, complete with matching suits and guitarist Cyril Jordan's note-perfect Beatles and Hollies knockoffs.
Hearing them for the first time, you will swear that "Yes It's True" and "I'll Cry Alone" are old Billy J. Kramer B-sides. Covers of '60s originals like "Absolutely Sweet Marie" (a la the Byrds) and the Spector classic "River Deep Mountain High" put Jordan's obsessions into context. Conveniently dispensing with the lesser bits of these three uneven albums, GROOVIES' GREATEST GROOVES is the perfect Groovies document.

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  • UPC: 075992594820
  • Shipping Weight: 0.25/lbs (approx)
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