A documentary about the Flamin' Groovies, a legendary rock band from the 1970s and their attempt at a comeback after 30 years.
From award-winning filmmakers William Tyler Smith and Kurt Feldhun comes a feature length rock 'n' roll documentary about the Flamin' Groovies, a colorful and highly influential rock band that had some big hits in the 70's, but met with an untimely and difficult break up in the early 80's.
Although the Flamin' Groovies had all the makings for a successful career, life seemed to conspire against them and they never quite made it, although their songs, Slow Death, Shake Some Action and Teenage Head, have been heard on motion picture soundtracks such as Clueless and numerous CD compilations. They have been called the "Godfathers of Punk Rock" and many bands such as The Dictators have done Groovies' covers. Legend has it that the Groovies' album, Teenage Head (1971), was Mick Jagger and Keith Richard's favorite album at the time, and Jagger is purported to have said that the Groovies "did the R&B thing" better than the Rolling Stones did. They are often referred to as "the biggest band you've never heard of."
Despite being highly regarded and respected in the music industry, and having diehard fans all over the world, most people have never even heard their music…until now.
Now 30 years later, they are embarking on a comeback tour and this time they are determined to get the notoriety that seemed to have eluded them. They're full of life, full of stories, and full of sh*t…
...and we're ready to capture it all on film.
Our film will take the viewer on a fun and exciting journey through the world of the Flamin' Groovies with a behind the scenes and backstage portrayal of their comeback, the new recording sessions and each band member's personal lives. We will capture all of their antics, stories, and general madness. We'll cover the ins and outs, the ups and the downs of life with the Flamin' Groovies. And of course, we'll cover the Groovies' colorful history leading up to their difficult break up.
Cyril, Chris and George, all fascinating characters and well into their sixties, can still rock and roll. They're unpredictable and think they're in their early twenties. Who knows what's bound to happen?
If you liked Anvil, Searching for Sugarman, and Spinal Tap you're gonna love this one!
NEWS FLASH!! NEWS FLASH!!
We recently spent two weeks shooting with the Groovies on tour in the Northeast and in San Francisco recording some of their new music tracks. We can definitely say that the footage is not only entertaining, but absolutely hysterical, insightful, surreal and inspiring.