Bang? Bert Berns Tribute feat Flamin’ Groovies, Betty Harris, Matt Jaffe, Shana Morrison & More! October 11th at The Sweetwater Music Hall.
Flamin’ Groovies “Let Me Rock”
B-side of the European release of “Crazy Macy” single, Otis Premium Recordings, 2016.
For your listening pleasure below, check out the first studio recording of “Let Me Rock”, which is also the first song that Cyril and Chris Wilson wrote together back in 1971!
7″ available for purchase at Striped Music, copy the link below and paste it into your web browser.
Cyril met with his longtime good friend John Wicks from the legendary power pop group, The Records. They had a brief visit in Los Angeles where Cyril approached John about covering The Records song “Starry Eyes” for the Flamin’ Groovies live sets. They also discussed doing some shows together in the future.
Today = August 31st is Cyril Jordan’s Birthday!
Cyril just created a new poster to celebrate some upcoming shows… (with additional graphics and color by Dennis Loren)
Here’s the official word on this little mini-tour…
Burger Records and Ugly Things Magazine Present: The Flamin’ Groovies, The Pandoras and The Loons for two very special shows!
Friday, September 2nd – San Diego, w/ The Pandoras and The Loons at The Casbah!
Saturday, September 3rd – Los Angeles, w/ The Pandoras and The Loons at Bootleg Theater
Sunday, September 4th – Phoenix, Rhythm Room w/ The Rebel Set
GET YOUR TICKETS NOW!!
New Flamin’ Groovies single on Otis Tours Premium Recordings is available for pre-order at the Striped cavern!
To celebrate their 50th anniversary, we’re finally re-releasing the new 7-inch vinyl single “Crazy Macy” by legendary punk forefathers and powerpop pioneers the Flamin’ Groovies!!
Originally released by Burger Records for Record Store Day (April 16 , now it gets a re-release with new vinyl cutting and brand new cover artwork by Dennis Loren.
Written by Groovies founder Cyril Jordan and longtime lead singer Chris Wilson, “Crazy Macy” is the band’s first new record in 30 years. The song was inspired by an episode of the TV show The Untouchables. It was about a crazy woman in Chicago who went on a bank-robbing shooting spree with a Thompson submachine gun. In the show, Walter Winchell says, ‘She went down in a hail of bullets!’
Additionally, the single will feature the B-side “Let Me Rock,” which was the first track penned by Jordan and Wilson in the early ’70s but was only officially recorded recently. “’Let Me Rock’ is the very first song Chris Wilson and I ever wrote together… right when he first moved in with us in my mother’s house,” Jordan recalls.
Limited edition of 1000 copies, 100 on colored vinyl (lime yellow!)
Flamin' Groovies "Crazy Macy" (Music Video)
Here it is folks! The new music video for "Crazy Macy" the latest single from the Flamin' Groovies on Burger Records. The video features footage from The Incredible Flamin' Groovies Movie directed by William Tyler Smith and Kurt Feldhun.
Posted by Flamin' Groovies on Monday, April 11, 2016
THE FLAMIN’ GROOVIES 2016 TOUR DATES:
Apr 7 The Chapel, San Francisco, CA (50th Anniversary Celebration Show! w/ Roy Loney & The Phantom Movers, Peter Case and DJ Set by Kelley Stoltz)
Apr 11 Sala Stereo, Alicante, Spain
Apr 12 Loco Club, Valencia, Spain
Apr 14 Sala Caracol, Madrid, Spain
Apr 15 Gijon Sound Festival, Gijon, Spain
Apr 16 Intxaurrondo K.E., Donostia, Spain
Apr 17 All Tomorrow’s Parties 2.0, Pontins, Prestatyn, North Wales
Apr 19 Whelan’s, Dublin, IRL
Apr 20 Brundenell Social Club, Leeds, UK
Apr 21 CCA,Glasgow, SCT
Apr 22 Manchester Club Academy, Manchester, UK
Apr 24 All Tomorrow’s Parties 2.0, Pontins, Manchester, UK (w/ Roy Loney!)
Apr 25 Scala, London, UK
April 28 De Zwerver, Leffinge, Belgium
Apr 29 Le Petit Bain, Paris, France
May 01 Hafenklang, Hamburg, Germany
May 03 Folk & Rock, Malmo, Sweden
May 04 Folk & Rock, Malmo, Sweden
May 05 John Dee, Oslo, Norway
May 06 Pustervik, Göteborg, Sweden
May 07 Nobelberget, Stockholm, Sweden
Jun 24 Nuggets Night @ Mississippi Studios, Portland, OR
Jun 26 Burger Boogaloo, Oakland, CA
(more dates to be announced soon)
MORE DETAILS (updated more regularly) at official Flamin’ Groovies Facebook page
This year, the Flamin’ Groovies celebrate 50 YEARS OF EXISTENCE!!
…. and it starts with a kickoff show in their hometown….
Flamin’ Groovies 50th Anniversary Celebration!
With: Roy Loney & The Phantom Movers, Peter Case, and
DJ Kelley Stoltz. All Ages $25.00
Expect Roy Loney to join in with the Flamin Groovies and perform a few classics !
The Flamin Groovies story goes all the way back to 1965 when the band began as the Chosen Few in their hometown of San Francisco, California. After a name change and a ground-breaking self-released 10-inch EP called Sneakers, the band caught the attention of Columbia Records, who signed them and sent them into the studio with a big budget to record their first full-length album, Supersnazz, for the Epic label. Their next two albums were on Kama Sutra (home of their heroes, The Lovin’ Spoonful): Flamingo, and the now revered classic, Teenage Head.
Lead singer Roy Loney left the band at that point, and bandleader Cyril Jordan moved the group to England with Chris Wilson (formerly of Loose
Gravel) taking over as front man. They continued their style of straight-ahead guitar-driven rock ‘n’ roll, but this time with a more 60’s rather than 50’s influence. A few singles on United Artists, recorded at the legendary Rockfield Studios in Wales with Dave Edmunds producing, followed in the early 70’s. In ’76 they signed to Sire Records, who released three true gems of power pop: Shake Some Action, Flamin’ Groovies Now, and Jumpin’ In The Night.
Another lineup change ensued in the next decade with Wilson moving to England and joining the Barracudas. The Groovies continued on through the 80’s and into the early 90’s touring Australia and Europe, putting out a fine but overlooked album called Rock Juice and then finally calling it quits. Jordan formed a new band called Magic Christian while Wilson released solo albums in Europe.
Then, in 2013, Jordan, Wilson and original founding member and bass player George Alexander reunited for the first time in over thirty years. With new drummer Victor Penalosa, the foursome has not only recorded fresh new material but has also completed earlier material that has never before been captured on tape. They toured Japan and Australia, returning home to San Francisco to record and play the first of many Bay Area shows. Fans have been delighted with what is being called “a dream set list,” including original songs the band has never performed before onstage. Newcomers are asking, “Why haven’t I ever heard of this group?”
In the past couple years the band has toured the US and Europe extensively, including multiple visits to New York, LA, Cleveland, Chicago, Detroit, and Toronto. Their performance at the Rock And Roll Hall of Fame Tribute to the Rolling Stones, and co-bill with the Sonics in Brooklyn were major highlights.
It’s hard to say just why the group hasn’t gotten the attention they deserve (at least in the USA), but they’re back to give everyone another chance at hearing and seeing just why those in the know consider them one of the greatest rock n’ roll bands of all time.
and the poster…?
Art by Cyril Jordan, additional graphics by Dennis Loren. It will be available for purchase at merch on April 7th at The Flamin’ Groovies 50th Anniversary Celebration at The Chapel.
The Flamin’ Groovies will be performing the “Shake Some Action” album in it’s entirety for two very special shows – April 17 in San Francisco and May 13 in Hollywood.
Cyril just created a poster for these shows!
More details about these shows and the upcoming European tour at the official Flamin’ Grooves Facebook page!
Cyril’s latest column for Ugly Things magazine will be available soon, signed sealed delivered in time for the new issue at the presses!
This time he recalls the early SF trips era as he experienced it in person circa ’66-’67.
It’s getting better all the time – as tales of the nascent Groovies will be told!
Here’a s link to the most recently pub’d ish in which CJ reveals the secrets of ’65!
Are you a Belieber?
Justin Bieber is! He’s raving about Slow Death from the movie soundtrack of CBGB, which if you watch the trailer on youtube, notice Cyril’s bad ass geetar all over it!
Yes, beliebers, and non-Beliebers -Justin puts it at #2 on his current top ten list of songs and things to check out!
and by the way, or btw yeah yeah yeah – here’s the 1st draft of Cab Covay’s poster for the upcoming FG tour!