• flamin' groovies Live In San Francisco 1971 (digipak CD, £12.50)

    This performance was taken from the closing concerts for the venue in 1971. The Flamin’ Groovies are a band who built a career out of demonstrating the positive aspects of living in the past. While they first rose to fame in San Francisco in the late '60s, they had little interest in the psychedelic music that was all the rage in the Bay Area. Instead, the Groovies celebrated the joys of first-era rock & roll and vintage R&B, as well as the greasy raunch of early-'60s rock. They later evolved into British Invasion obsessives whose songs echoed the glory days of the Beatles, the Stones, and the Kinks. But they never let go of their passionate belief that rock's formative period was where the music spoke most clearly and powerfully. And at their best, the Flamin’ Groovies could match their influences for sheer passion, power and songcraft. “The closing of the Fillmore West put a big dent in the 'City By the Bay'. The venue’s manager Bill Graham needed us to open a show because of a pull-out. So it came as a big surprise when they discovered he wanted us for this big and important event, to participate in a series of show leading up to the closing of this legendary venue." Cyril Jordan, Flamin’ Groovies guitarist. TRACKLISTING 1. Bill Graham Intro 2. I Can't Explain 3. Sweet Little Rock and Roller 4. Have You Seen My Baby' 5. Road House 6. Doctor Boogie 7. Slow Death 8. Shakin' All Over 9. Teenage Head 10. Louie, Louie 11. Walkin' the Dog

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