10/09/2008

THE FLAMIN' GROOVIES - I'll have...bucket of brains


THE FLAMIN' GROOVIES I'll have a ... bucket of brains (The original 1972 Rockfield recordings for U.A.) cd 1995 EMI 320 kbps
Shake some action / Talahassie Lassie / Married woman* / Get a shot of rhythm and blues / Slow death / You tore me down / Little queenie° /Shake some action (1995 Mixdown)+ .
Produced by Dave Edmunds .
*Previously unreleased longer version - °First official release - +original correct speed version.
The Flamin' Groovies : Cyril Jordan : guitar , vocals / Chris Wilson : guitar , vocals / Georges Alexander : bass / James Farrell : guitar / David Wright : drums .

A personnel re-formation took place prior to the Flamin' Groovies relocation to England, where the Rockfield sessions were held in August of 1972. The lineup now featured Chris Wilson (vocals , guitar) and James Ferrell (guitar), who replaced Roy Loney and Tim Lynch . Dave Edmunds immediately took to the Groovies, especially Jordan and Wilson's power pop masterpiece "Shake Some Action." In fact, Edmunds' enthusiasm would almost immediately instigate Jordan's equally inspired "You Tore Me Down," which was written and recorded on the spot, during their very first confab. These sides are indelibly linked to future alternative and jangle pop acts such as the dB's and Let's Active nearly a decade later. Just as impressive are the cover versions of Frankie Lee Sims' "Married Woman," "Get a Shot of Rhythm & Blues," and "Little Queenie." Potential purchasers should note that the audio quality on Sneakers and Rockfield Sessions is far from perfect, as the EP was transcribed from vinyl and the Rockfield material is a bit muddy. In 1996, Sundazed Records' issued Sneakers as Supersneakers from a better source, adding ten tracks from a 1968 set at the Matrix in San Francisco.

The Flamin' Groovies are one of the best rock'n'roll band , as important as the Dolls, the Stones or the Who ! A legendary cult band with a big influence ! I know that everybody has all the Groovies albums that's why, for once , this post is for me ...

8 commentaires:

Anonyme a dit…

SO HIGH !!!!


sons of the dolls rock on !!!!!!!!!

1 UP
DD

MIDNIGHT RAMBLER a dit…

THE FLAMIN' GROOVIES "I'll have a ... bucket of brains" 320 kbps + covers

Enjoy it & leave comments if you like it !

frumious bandersnatch a dit…

Merci beaucoup pour ce classique éternel ! je ne m'en lasserai jamais...

bk a dit…

thank you for the groovies love

Anonyme a dit…

Really Great!
Les Rockfield sessions ou les Groovies au sommet de leur art."Shake Some Action", "Slow Death" et "You Tore Me down". Qui dit mieux?
Quelqu'un a t'il déjà écouté un témoignage audio de leurs concerts de cette époque - 1972? Il parait que c'était fabuleux.
L'un des derniers grands groupes à ne pas s'être (encore?) reformé.
Grooviesement,
Fabien.

Anonyme a dit…

Hi Midnight,
thanks to share this excellent sessions.
Cheers!!!
Juan

Anonyme a dit…

Keep on posting such articles. I like to read articles like this. Just add more pics :)
CarverDown

Anonyme a dit…

Atomique! Merci!
Je viens de les voir en concert mercredi dernier, pour la première fois, et je suis un partisan de la première heure. C'était de la dynamite!!
Cyril et le reste de la bande (Chris, George et le batteur récent dont j'ai oublié le nom) sont super sympas.

Marc (Canada)