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Thursday, April 21, 2011

Roy Loney & Cyril Jordan

Roy Loney and Cyril Jordan of the Flamin' Groovies are playing at the Bell House in Brooklyn tonight, backed by the A-Bones. For some reason, the Loney-era Groovies didn't become the biggest band on earth, but they were the best, as good as, and often better than, the Rolling Stones. Don't get me wrong, I love the Stones (almost as much as I hate them, but that's a topic for another post, and if you know me personally it's probably a topic that you have tried to steer me away from after a few drinks), but Flamingo and Teenage Head stand up to their very best material, and the Groovies did it with a lot less money and - probably - lower-quality drugs.
I saw the Roy/Cyril/A-Bones configuration several times, the most recent being last September at One Eyed Jacks in New Orleans where they just flat-out levitated the joint. Since time is of the essence here and we're trying to get the word out about this show, I will spare you any more of my clumsy superlatives and instead leave you with some songs the Groovies taught us. In the meantime, stop reading this and go out and buy Flamingo, Teenage Head, and California Born and Bred and Slow Death. Do it now. Tickets for tonight's show can be purchased here. This is the only show in the USA this time around. You can also catch them this Easter Sunday in London. Check your local listings.

Freddie Cannon - Talahassee Lassie
Chuck Berry - Sweet Little Rock & Roller
Bill Woman Orchestra - Jumpin' Jack Flash
Dr. Ross - Boogie Disease
Rufus Thomas - Tiger Man
Joe Hill Louis - Tiger Man


Anonymous said...

What is this Bill Woman Orchestra?!!

Charlie said...

Wow wow wow. Thanks for this eyes up. Would have hated to miss them in London. Thank you. Thank You.

Anonymous said...

Any chance of fixing the link for Boogie Disease. When I try and open it it a message pops up saying the site cannot be found.

Matt Fiveash said...

Okay, should be working now...

The Polyvinyl Craftsmen said...

We've got a Flamin' Groovies song on our new podcast along with tons of other seriously good tunes, come have a listen

Charlie said...

Just back from the London gig. Chris Wilson turned up too!