THE FLAMIN' GROOVIES - Now & Jumpin' In The Night (Japanese Edition)

THE FLAMIN' GROOVIES  Now & Jumpin' In The Night CD Japanese Edition 1997
In 1997 Warner Japan released "Now" [WPCR-1708] and "Jumpin' In the Night" [WPCR-1709] in cd format.
The Flamin' Groovies are an American rock music band, whose peak was in 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. They are also well known for their song "Whiskey Woman" which was featured in Joe Sexton's part of Videograss' film The Darkside (2012). The group have been called one of the forerunners of punk rock, and they also had a major influence on the power pop genre.
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). 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. They then released their second album, 1970's "Flamingo". "Teenage Head" was released in 1971 and is listed in the 2006 book 1001 Albums You Must Hear Before You Die.
In 1971, Loney left the band and was replaced by singer and guitarist Chris Wilson, who, along with Jordan, began to move the group in a more overtly power-pop direction. Between 1971 and 1976, very little was heard of the group except their 1972 anti-drug song "Slow Death" (co-written by Loney). In 1976, they teamed up with British producer Dave Edmunds, and recorded Shake Some Action.
In 1979, Roy Loney formed the Phantom Movers featuring original Groovies drummer Danny Mihm, former Groovie James Ferrell (guitar), as well as Larry Lea (guitar) and Maurice Tani (bass). The band released a number of well-received albums as well as a greatest hits CD ("A Hundred Miles an Hour 1978-1989" on the Raven label out of Australia). The Phantom Movers (Roy, Larry, and Maurice) continue to play currently, with the addition of John Moremen on drums.
After some re-recordings of their older material featuring only Jordan and Alexander from the original band, the Groovies disbanded in 1992.
The Flamin' Groovies headlined the Azkena rock festival in Mendizabala, Spain, on September 11, 2004. In 2005, Jordan founded a new band, Magic Christian who recorded two solid albums.
In 2008, Loney and Jordan reunited and embarked on a brief tour, backed by members of The A-Bones and Yo La Tengo.
Another larger-scale reunion appears on the recent Chris Wilson album "Love Over Money" (2010). Roy Loney, George Alexander, James Ferrell and Mike Wilhelm all appear on the CD, as does Procol Harum’s keyboard legend Matthew Fisher and Barracudas guitarist Robin Wills. The album is available on the French Rock Paradise label.
In 2013, the Jordan/Wilson/Alexander line-up played live for the first time since 1981 in Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne, and Perth as part of the Hoodoo Gurus' invitational Dig It Up. They also played a series of sold-out shows in Japan. Their show in San Francisco, at The Elbo Room on May 4, sold out in less than 24 hours. They are currently touring, with the addition of Victor Penalosa on drums. Source
THANKS To JPaul for providing us this two cds !
PS: Angelo of the great PPC blog has rip the UK LP edition of  "Jumpin' In The Night" which has a track order "totally different from the US edition, with also some alternate choices of the covers selected". Check it  HERE!

17 commentaires:


THE FLAMIN' GROOVIES: Now + Jumpin' In The Night (Japanese Edition) CD x 2 1997

On the album "Jumpin' In The Night" you can find a nice cover of "Werewolves Of London" a fabulous song by the great Warren Zevon(RIP).

Don't forget him !

The choice of covering "Werewolves Of London" shows that the Flamin' Groovies were not only talented but also people of solid good taste !

YankeeBoy a dit…

I just saw the Groovies last Friday night, on a bill with the Paul Collins Beat. I can't remember when I've had so much fun at a show.

Anonyme a dit…



Lucky guy ! I wish I could be there !

limburg a dit…

The Flamin' Groovies headlined the Azkena rock festival in Mendizabala, Spain, on September 11, 2004.

Mendizabala is just the place (it means flat mountain in basque language) where the Azkena takes place. The town is Vitoria-Gasteiz.

That year was a great ticket with New York Dolls, Turbonegro, Backyard Babies, Radio Birdman, DTK/MC5 among others

That particular show was very crappy (I´m a big fan of the Groovies) and all the people I spoke with thought it was sad to have a comeback like that one.

It is good to hear YankeeBoy saying that the show last Friday was great!!!!!

Super Great posts with the Groovies!!!!!!!

Thanks a lot!!!!

Anonyme a dit…

Pictures from said show on Friday night with Paul Collins Beat

Anonyme a dit…

Not sure if that went through Here are pictures from that show on Friday night with Paul Collins Beat



Thanks for the pictures !

DEE DEE a dit…

Whaou the Groovies are touring with Chris Wilson! I saw them in the 80's or early 90's but it was the "australian" line-up without Chris... Wish they could play in France, where it all began! Thanks

Anonyme a dit…

australian line up
VANDA & YOUNG ???????????

fabulous ?

thx for news

Anonyme a dit…

The Azkena show wasn't really the Flamin' Groovies, but an early line up of the Magic Christian. It is the promoter who have insisted to have the name of the Flamin' Groovies. I also heard some bad comments of their show of that night.
The 2013 shows seem to be great if I refer to all the footage I saw and all the comments I read, whatever it was from Australia, Japan, England & USA.
Hey YankeeBoy, can you tell us if Paul Collins joined the Groovies on stage for "You Tore Me Down" (or something else)?
Roy Loney did it for Teenage Head at The Chapel in SF three days ago.
Thanks a lot Mr Rambler for all the Groovy stuff.


J'ai lu, moi aussi, de très bons commentaires sur les shows américains des Groovies.

DEE DEE a dit…

About what I called "the Australian Line-Up" - Not my favorite one:

Jack Johnson: vocals, guitar / Cyril Jordan: vocals, guitar / George Alexander: vocals, bass / Paul Zahl: vocals, drums - P. Zahl was involved in Tuxedomoon & The Yanks, J. Johnson in The Yanks & Roky Erikson band.

The Goovies recorded 2 albums in Australia: "Backtracks" in Sydney, in 1986 after an extensive tour of Australia and New Zealand, and "One Night Stand", also in '86, which was done in one night in an Australian studio.

Vanda & Young didn't show up that night, unfortunately.

Thanks again.


@ Dee Dee

"One Night Stand" & "Backtracks" are the same album.

"One Night Stand" (Aim Records in Australia, ABC for the UK & Accord for France) in 1986 contains 10 tracks.


"Backtracks" is the same album issued by Ranch Rds in cd format in 1999 with bonus tracks.

"Backtracks" has been posted (5/24/2009) on this blog here:


Anonyme a dit…

Ouais bon... One night stand/Backtracks n'est pas le meilleur souvenir des Groovies, on va dire. Je préfère l'oublier. Ce que fait Jordan avec Magic Christian par contre mériterait d'être plus diffusé !!!


Ouais on est d'accord: ça reste un truc anecdotique! des nouvelles des Groovies en ces années-là...


See the excellent PPC for another LP UK version of Now !!!