GANG WAR - Street Fighting

GANG WAR  Street Fighting  cd  1993
Ramblin' Rose / London Boys / These Boots Are Made For Walking / M.I.A. / The Harder They Come / Endless Party / I'd Much Rather Be With The Boys / I'll Go Crazy / Hey Thanks / The Courageous Cat / Just Because I'm White-Bright Lights Big City / Around & Around / The Harder They Come* / Ten Commandments Of Love* / Like A Rolling Stone* / Endless Party* / Do You Love Me*.
Recorded live in Monreal (Dec. 28, 1979) & Boston* (June 20, 1980).
Gang War: Johnny Thunders: guitar & vocals / Wayne Kramer: guitar & vocals / Bobby Thomas: bass / John Morgan: drums.

"In late 1979 former New York Dolls guitarist Johnny Thunders teamed up with former MC5 guitarist Wayne Kramer (right after Wayne was released from jail) in a band called Gang War. Other members included John Morgan, Ron Cooke and Philippe Marcade. They recorded several demos and performed live several times. Gang War disbanded before releasing any actual LP, but there are a few bootleg recordings of their studio demos and live performances circulating; One semi-official live/studio vinyl only LP was released on Zodiac Records, credited to Thunders and Kramer and titled Gang War, it is easily available from specialist retailers."

"Gang War came about shortly after Johnny Thunders released his 'So Alone' album, and Wayne Kramer was not long out of jail after serving two years of a sentence of four for a coke bust. Arriving in Detroit with the Heartbreakers, Johnny met his teenage idol Wayne who jammed with them at the gig. Johnny stayed on, moving his family to Michigan and pledging his future to Gang War. They toured regularly and recorded a couple of demos with a view to getting a deal, but they couldn't get record company interest and after eight or nine months they split. Although Gang War released no records and at the time they got little attention, in retrospect the collaboration is looked on as a 'rock fantasy' supergroup. These live recordings bear testimony to this unique partnership between two renowned rock guitar icons. On the recordings, both contribute lead vocals and guitars on Thunders and Dolls tracks, songs familiar from Kramer and MC5 and fascinating cover versions."

"This cd is a mix of two seperate Gang War shows, and on the first show the band is in pretty good form and the sound is pretty good. It really does sound like a cross between The Heartbreakers and the MC5. Johnny's guitar is there in all it's buzzsaw glory, and every once in a while Wayne lets some wild acid drenched lines fly, and their styles really complement each other pretty well. However, the second show that starts with 'The Harder They Come' (which is the same material as on 'Live at the Channel Club') has Thunders completely out of it. By this point Johnny's wife has just left him, and, true to form, he immedietly started self destructing. So he spends half of these last 5 tracks berating the audience between and during the songs."
Dedicated to Mr D. !


MICK FARREN (R.I.P.) - Vampires Stole My Lunch Money

MICK FARREN  Vampires Stole My Lunch Money  lp/cd  1978/2008
Trouble coming everyday / Half price drinks / I don't want to go this way / I want to drink* / Son of a millionaire / Zombie line* / Bela Lugosi / People call you crazy* / Fast Eddie / Let me in, damn you* / (I know from) Self destruction / Drunk in the morning.
Produced by Larry Wallis.

Mick Farren: lead vocals / Larry Wallis : guitars, backing vocals / Andy Colquhoun : bass, backing vocals / Wilko Johnson : guitar on* / Alan Powell : drums / Chrissie Hynde, Sonja Kristina, Maria, R2D2 & Susie : backing vocals / Will Stallybrass : harmonica / Chas Heatherington : the machine rented to the Pink Floyd(!) .

Mick Farren — journalist, science fiction novelist, author, singer, founding member of the (Social) Deviants and Pink Fairies, Motörhead songwriter — cut his first solo album with a nascent version of the Fairies immediately upon leaving the Deviants in 1969. After spending some years writing about, rather than making, music, he returned to that side in '77 with a four-song 7- inch on Stiff that has its moments but is hardly a milestone. The following year, however, the Englishman dived back into the deep end of rock with the harrowing "Vampires Stole My Lunch Money", showing the junior nihilists just how grim, serious and personal music could be. Released at the height of the punk wave but springing from a much deeper creative well, "Vampires Stole My Lunch Money" is Farren's solo masterwork. With musical assistance from Dr. Feelgood guitarist Wilko Johnson, Chrissie Hynde and others, he dishes out a harrowingly honest collection of songs about drinking, dissolution, depression, self-destruction and desperation. About as powerful as rock gets, this nakedly painful LP is most definitely not recommended to sissies, moralists and born-again Christians. TrouserPress

Mick Farren, lead singer for the Deviants, collapsed on stage last night (July 27) in London. He passed away shortly thereafter.
According to his Facebook page, Farren was making a rare live appearance with a new lineup of the Deviants for the Atomic Sunshine Festival at the Borderline Club in London when he collapsed on stage during his performance. He was later pronounced dead.

Mick Farren, auteur, et chanteur, compositeur, figure de la contre-culture, est mort à 69 ans. Il a été victime d'un malaise le 27 juillet sur scène avec son groupe The Deviants.
Farren est né à Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, il écrivait pour le journal International Times, mais aussi pour NME, il est notamment auteur de The Titanic Sails At Dawn polemic, publié le 19 juin 1976, considéré comme précurseur du punk. Ses mémoires Give The Anarchist a Cigarette est un témoignage de la contre-culture Britannique des années 60, il a écrit 23 romans, 11 livres, et 4 sur Elvis Presley. 'Elvis Died For Somebody’s Sins But Not Mine' est sorti cette année.
Farren était aussi musicien, et a formé The Deviants en 1967, le groupe a sorti trois albums entre 1967 et 1969 : Ptoof!, Disposable, et 3. Il a composé pour Hawkwind ou Motörhead, et permis à MC5 et William Burroughs de participer au Festival Phun City. Politiquement très engagé, il a lutté contre la guerre du Vietnam, et fondé the White Panthers à Londres. Source: F. Zegut dans son blog Zegut

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DASHIELL HEDAYAT  Obsolete  cd/lp  1971
Eh, Mushroom, Will You Mush My Room ? : Chrysler / Fille De L'Ombre / Long Song For Zelda // Cielo Drive /17.
Executive producer: Bernard Lenoir
Dashiell Hedayat (With Gong): Dashiell Hedayat: lead vocals, guitar, soloist, keyboards, tape [cut-ups], performer [cosmic-hedayat-rumble] / Christian Tritsch: bass, acoustic guitar / Pip Pyle: drums, guitar / Didier Malherbe: flute, saxophone, water music / Daevid Allen: lead guitar / William Burroughs: vocals / Sam Wyatt: vocals / Gilli Smyth: vocals.
French musician and author who worked under various pseudonyms throughout his career. He was born 5 June 1947 and died 17 July 2013
He started out writing for the Rock & Folk magazine. His musical career was brief and he recorded under the names Melmoth and Dashiell Hedayat [a tribute to Dashiell Hammett and Sadegh Hedayat]. He also used the Hedayat name for his first books before taking on the name Jack-Alain Léger in 1974. He published most of his book under the name Léger and had a best seller with "Monsignore". Later he also wrote books under the names Eve Saint-Roch and Paul Smaïl.


Je suis à la fenêtre 
Toi tu es dans la baignoire 
Tes pieds dépassent, je peux les voir 
Dans la glace de l’armoire 

Il y a ce disque idiot 
Qui est rayé au milieu 
Et; les tarots que je te tire 
Sur ton châle en camaïeu 

Il y a l’odeur d’encens 
Et les bougies ont fondu 
Tout est si vague 
Le fil des pensées s’est perdu 

Je ne sais même plus si je pense 
Je ne sais même plus si je pense 

Il y a une fille que j’ai aimée 
À la fin de la nuit 
J’étais à contempler les novas 
Les anneaux de Saturne 
Je veux dire… 
J’étais mon jean vide et mon blouson 
Qui flottait à un bâton d’os 
Les os friables de la came 
J’étais le singe du travelo 
Oui! J’étais vraiment lui 
Le cul rose sur le rebord du caniveau 
Le singe du travelo 
Et ce petit doigt noir 
Tu sais, qui caressait mon cul 
Comme je suis une plaie ouverte… 
Mon nez, je veux dire… 
Mon nez où s’engouffraient les autos 
Comme dans un tunnel… 
Mes narines avec leur tuyau d’échappement 
Des nuages d’héroïne 
Le cheval vapeur 
Horse Power, Horse Power 

À écouter un vieux jazz 
Devant un vieux bar 
Avec du papier Coltrane

Je veux dire, tu vois 
Dans les chiottes 
Quelque chose comme ça 
Et moi, devant 
Le cul dans le caniveau 
Et le flottement indécis 
D’un drapeau de trottoir 
Dont j’étais la hampe… 
Et des étoiles qui tournaient partout 
Tout autour de ma tête 
Ma cervelle de cave… 
Mes os friables qui un jour disparaîtraient aussi 
Dans l’eau du caniveau 
Avec mon reflet… 
Avec mon nez 
Mon nez brûlé reflété… 
Je suis celui qui a vu un bouledogue débouler 
Et qui bringuebalait tous les immeubles 
De la rue Delambre, derrière lui 
La laisse laissée trainer 
Que tu es beau bouledogue! 
Que j’aime ta couleur rouquine 
Il a levé sa pine bleue pour pisser 
Combien je t’aime 
Et au bout de la laisse, Zelda 
Un peu vieux, me fait-elle, votre procédé 
C’est toujours efficace avec un chien 
Ce n’est pas à vous 
Que ce compliment était adressé 
Vous l’avez cru parce que vous êtes rousse aussi? 
C’est pour votre chien que mon cœur bat 
Hein! Non ,je veux dire 
Je disais ça comme ça 
Les chiens Wouah, 
Les chiens Wouah dans la nuit 
La nuit Wouah 
Les chiens Wouah, et toi, et toi Wouah! 

Le jour se lève! I love you Zelda 
I love you Zelda 
Je chantais 
Je chantais avec le soleil, Zelda! 

Je suis à la fenêtre 
Toi tu es dans ma baignoire 
Tes pieds dépassent 
Je peux les voir dans la glace de l’armoire 

Dashiell Hedayat (1947-2013)

A lire: 
"Le Bleu le bleu" Christian Bourgois (1971)
"Le livre des morts-vivants" Christian Bourgois (1972)


J.J. CALE (1938-2013)

"Naturally", "Really", "Okie": three masterpieces !!!



"J'ai eu la chance d'avoir été jeune dans les merveilleuses et insouciantes années 70. Et j'en ai bien profité !" disait-elle.
A revoir "La maman et la putain" de Jean Eustache, "La fiancée du pirate" de Nelly Kaplan, "Deux minutes de soleil en plus" de Gérard Verges, "L'effrontée" de Claude Miller, "Inspecteur Lavardin", "Le beau Serge" de Claude Chabrol, "Les saisons du plaisir" de Jean-Pierre Mocky, "Bazar" de Patricia Plattner, "Le Skylab" de Julie Delpy, "Paulette" de Jérome Enrico, etc


CLOSER RECORDS: Renaissance ...

Vingt ans après avoir rendu les armes, l'excellent et mythique label havrais (Barracudas, Fixed Up, Bad Brains, City Kids, Beasts Of Bourbon, Dogs, Droogs, Dream Syndicate, Kid Pharaon & The Lonely Ones, ...) serait de retour.
Plus d'infos, promises bientôt, sur le site:

"Legends From The End Of Time" des Bad Brains serait la première réédition du nouveau Closer, suivi par les deux albums de Fixed Up: "Fixed Up" et "Vital Hours".

Pré-commande soon, sur 

Les informations ci-dessus proviennent du site Facebook:
ROCK  IN  LE HAVRE  (1950-2000)


YOU AM I - # 4 Record

YOU AM I  # 4 Record  CD  1998
CD 1: Junk / The Cream & The Crock / What I Don't Know 'Bout You / Fifteen / Top Of The Morn' & Slip Of The Day / Billy / Come Home Wit' Me / Heavy Heart / Rumble / Guys, Girls, Guitars / Plans / ... And Vandalism.
Produced by George Drakoulias
+ bonus CD 2 : Radio Settee (Live At Wireless): Live With Me / Looking For A Kiss / Berlin Chair / Heavy Heart / Junk / Billy / Trike / Fox On The Run / Mr. Milk.

You Am I: Tim Rogers: vocals, guitar / Andy Kent: bass / Russell Hopkinson: drums, percussion.

Centered around the prolific songwriting skills of singer/guitarist Tim Rogers, pop group You Am I is one of the most successful and internationally admired Australian bands of the '90s. At home, they've scored three number one albums, Sonic Youth and Soundgarden are counted among their admirers, and Silverchair even named themselves after a You Am I song. Their influences combine the Who, the Small Faces, the Jam, the Clash, and the Replacements.

It took a full year to appear -- old label Warner Bros. decided not to release this LP, after having sent advance CDs to press types, duhhhh -- but #4 Record is worth the wait. The even better news is that power trio You Am I finally makes some headway toward matching its vicious, chaotic live intensity. Yet they retain the gratifying, masterful blend of timeless pop/rock & roll styles that made their previous LP such an ultimately distinct pleasure. To start, the mid-period Replacements influence is readily detectable. Press reactions have tended more toward Jam comparisons, a brilliant band that singer/writer/guitarist Tim Rogers actually dislikes! But what he does rate is the bands the Jam were weaned on, the '60s Who and Small Faces, as well as the older black R&B/soul and crackling '50s rock & roll combos that inspired those British mods. Add in a decided flavor of Big Star -- the LP title must be a sop to Alex Chilton's early-'70s power pop marvel #1 Record -- and you have an LP that beguiles, teases, sweetens, and often throbs in popcraft. It also blasts in fits and starts of harsh edge, chops, infectious attitude, and, when it suits them, abandon. If these crackerjack Aussies are carrying on 30 years worth of heritage with intelligence and spit, then #4 Record is their Radio City to Hourly, Daily's #1 Record, their Setting Sons or Sound Affects to All Mod Cons, their Pleased to Meet Me to Tim. That is, it's more scattershot, more sprawling, less cohesive, and yet, somehow more surprising and doggedly unique. Like some of the above, more obtuse LPs, #4 Record requires more time to get the full joy of its lovely to cranky to happy to sorrowful to explosive twists and turns, but the payoff is big. Source
This is the 2 cd version which contains a radio session recorded live at Wireless including covers of The New York Dolls (Looking For A Kiss), The Stones (Live With Me), Sweet (Fox On The Run) etc
Thanks To Mr. D. !



KILL CITY THRILLERS Stiletto 7'' 2005
Stiletto / Well, Well, Well.
Mix & master by Brendan Lavery.
Kill City Thrillers: Jonny P. Jewels: vocals / Rox 45: guitar / Glanna Stiletto: bass / TV: guitar, vocals / Captain J. Walker: drums.

Before the Soda Pop Kids were KILL CITY THRILLERS !!!

Thanks to Franck!


TEASER: "Too Much Class...Dogs, l'histoire"

Le teaser du livre "Too Much Class...Dogs, l'histoire" de Catherine Laboubée (soeur de Dominique)
Pour ce procurer le livre:
Vidéo réalisée par Arsène Vidéos Médias.
A voir aussi, "Too much class" : un livre raconte l'histoire des Dogs ICI.


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!


"ALLIES" by Kevin K

Kevin K declares himself battle -ready with his 22nd CD, ALLIES! Bunker-busting garage rock from Kommander Kevin!

ALLIES is the 22nd CD in the Kevin K canon, a fiery mix of 11 new songs and as a bonus, the classic remastered Kevin K CD "13th Street!" All the Kevin K garage-rock arsenal you need to ration you through. "Combining Rock and Roll and World War II is what it's all about," sez Kevin, and look for him to annihilate us on ALLIES! Watch for Kevin K and the international ALLIES band on tour this year.

                                                         BUY IT HERE !


THE FLAMIN' GROOVIES - Jumpin' In The Night (DBK Work)

THE FLAMIN' GROOVIES  Jumpin' In The Night  CD 2005
Jumpin' In The Night / Next One Crying / First Plane Home / In The U.S.A. / Down Down Down / Yes I Am / Werewolves Of London / It Won't Be Wrong / Please Please Me / Tell Me Again / Absolutely Sweet Marie / 5D / Lady Friend.
Produced By Cyril Jordan & Roger Bechirian.
Remastered By Gary Hobish.
The Flamin' Groovies:  Cyril Jordan: guitar, vocals / Chris Wilson: guitar, vocals / Georges Alexander : bass / Mike Wilhelm: guitar / David Wright: drums.

The third and last of the Flamin' Groovies late-'70s albums for Sire, Jumpin' in the Night storms out of the gate with the title song, a top-shelf rocker that brings the muscle of the Flamingo-era lineup of the Groovies to the more style-conscious British Invasion sonics of Cyril Jordan's version. Though Jumpin' in the Night never rocks that hard or that well again, it does sound decidedly tighter and tougher than 1978's Flamin' Groovies Now, and guitarist Mike Wilhelm, a new addition to the Now lineup, is much better integrated into their wall of guitars, with the Groovies sounding more solid than they did a year before. But while Jumpin' in the Night finds the Flamin' Groovies sounding better than ever, the material unfortunately lets them down. It's no wonder why the Flamin' Groovies loved the Byrds -- both were American bands who fell in love with the sounds of British rock and crafted their own variation on the style -- but three Byrds covers on this album is about two too many (especially given how clunky David Wright's drumming sounds on "5D"), and though having the Groovies tackle "Absolutely Sweet Marie" and "Please Please Me" sounds good on paper, the audible results are a bit underwhelming. (On the other hand, their cover of "Werewolves of London" is better than anyone had a right to expect.) The production and engineering by Roger Bechirian is crisp and flattering to the guitars, but lacks the resonance of Dave Edmunds' more layered approach on Shake Some Action and Now. A great band, the Flamin' Groovies often seemed to have a hard time reconciling their best qualities with the record-making process, and Jumpin' in the Night is probably the best example of this dilemma, though it has more than enough worthwhile moments to compensate. Source



Feel A Whole Lot Better / Between The Lines / Up's And Down's / Move It / Take Me Back / Reminiscing / Good Laugh Man / Yeah My Baby / House Of Blue Lights / Blue Turns To Grey / Paint It Black / All I Wanted / Don't Put Me On / There's A Place.
Produced By Dave Edmunds.
Remastered By Gary Hobish.
The Flamin' Groovies: Cyril Jordan: guitar, vocals / Chris Wilson: guitar, vocals / Georges Alexander : bass / Mike Wilhelm: guitar / David Wright: drums.

While it took a long and torturous five years for the Flamin' Groovies to find their way back to an American record deal with Shake Some Action, a year and a half later the band had a follow-up ready, and while 1978's Flamin' Groovies Now isn't quite as cohesive as the album that preceded it, in many respects the band sounds at once tighter and more relaxed, with some time on the road firming up the rhythm section while giving the songs a bit more room to swing (which wasn't one of the strong suits of the British Invasion bands that provided their aural template). The band lost guitarist James Ferrell during the post-Shake Some Action tour, but former Charlatans picker Mike Wilhelm proved to be a more than simpatico replacement on these sessions, and while leader Cyril Jordan didn't come up with another new song as transcendent as "Shake Some Action," "All I Wanted" comes pretty close. But it's significant that most of the songs on Flamin' Groovies Now are covers, and while all of them are played with love, enthusiasm, and the right period flair (especially the Beatles' "There's a Place," Paul Revere & the Raiders' "Ups and Downs," and "Move It," an early U.K. hit for Cliff Richard), they give the album a feeling of being padded, and just because covering the Rolling Stones rarity "Blue Turns to Grey" was a good idea didn't mean the Flamin' Groovies had any business tackling "Paint It Black." All in all, Flamin' Groovies Now is a terrific-sounding record that captures a fine band when it was in great form, but it also makes clear that the gremlins that often dogged the Groovies in the studio (namely their inability to make a 100 percent satisfying album) hadn't gone away. Source



THE FLAMIN' GROOVIES - At Full Speed: The Complete Sire Recordings

THE FLAMIN' GROOVIES  At Full Speed: The Complete Sire Recordings  2 X CD  2006
CD 1: Shake Some Action / Sometimes / Yes It's True / St. Louis Blues / You Tore Me Down / Please, Please Girl / Let The Boy Rock'n'Roll / I'll Cry Alone / Misery / Don't You Lie To Me / She Said Yeah / I Saw Her / Teenage Confidential / I Can't Hide / Feel A Whole Lot Better / Between The Lines / Move It / Take Me Back / Ups & Downs / When I Heard Your Name / Reminiscing / There's A Place / Yeah My Baby / Good Laugh Mun.
CD 2: All I Wanted / Don't Put Me On / House Of Blue Lights / Blue Turns To Grey / Paint It Black / Next One Crying° / Jumping In The Night° / Yes I Am° / Werewolves Of London°° / It Won't Be Wrong°° / Please Please Me° / Down Down Down° / Absolutely Sweet Marie° / You're My Wonderful One° / 19th Nervous Breakdown° / Boys° / 5D° / First Plane Home° / Lady Friend° / In The USA° / Tell Me Again° / Shake Some Action (demo version).
Produced by Dave Edmunds / °Produced by Cyril Jordan & Roger Bechirian / Produced by Roger Bechirian.
Remastered By Bill Inglot.
The Flamin' Groovies: 
"Shake Some Action" material: Cyril Jordan : guitar, vocals / Chris Wilson : guitar, vocals / Georges Alexander : bass / James Farrell : guitar / David Wright: drums.
"Now" & "Jumpin' In The Night" material:  Cyril Jordan: guitar, vocals / Chris Wilson: guitar, vocals / Georges Alexander : bass / Mike Wilhelm: guitar / David Wright: drums.

Flamin' Groovies fans can be forgiven if they greeted At Full Speed: Complete Sire Recordings with slightly less than the whole-heartedly enthusiastic reception it deserved when this double-disc set from Rhino UK appeared late in the summer of 2006. Just a few months prior, DBK Works boxed up the three expanded reissues of the Groovies' Sire records that they had released over the course of 2005, covering the same territory in nearly the same degree of completion as this set -- and since only 1976's Shake Some Action had been out on disc before, with 1978's Flamin' Groovies Now and 1979's Jumpin' in the Night making their CD debut from DBK, it's easy to assume that those hardcore fans already picked up the discs not just before the Rhino UK set, but before DBK's similarly titled Bust Out at Full Speed: The Sire Years hit the shelves, either. But for those faithful few who somehow held out in picking up the DBK issues -- or for those faithful few who just had to have everything the Groovies did (and everybody knows that accounts for a good chunk of their fan base) -- At Full Speed: Complete Sire Recordings is the set to get. Not only is it sleeker at two discs compared to the DBK three, it also contains more recordings: a handful of unreleased cuts that did not make it to the previous set. And for those who have yet to be introduced to the wonder of the Groovies at Sire, this is surely essential: the perfect cross between British Invasion pop, old-time rock & roll, nervy new wave style and garage rock spirit. Source