New Groovies record out in September
That Flamin’ Groovies album we’ve told you about is finally going to be released. “Plastic Fantastic” is out on CD on September 22 on the band’s own Sonic Kicks/Severn Records.
“Fantastic Plastic” was recorded mainly with founding Groovies bassist George Alexander and the band’s latter-day drummer Victor Penalosa (both since departed), with assistance from members of the Fabulous Thunderbirds.
Original member Cyril Jordan and longtime singer and guitarist Chris Wilson will be playing together on an album for the first time in 38 years. It features 10 fresh compositions co-written by Jordan and Wilson, plus covers of the Beau Brummels’ “Don’t Talk to Strangers” and NRBQ’s “I Want You Bad”.
One of the tracks, the stellar "Crazy Macy", was released on Burger Records and our review is here.
Wilson and Jordan were driving forces of the Groovies when they were on Sire Records. That line-up, cut “Shake Some Action” (1976) “Flamin’ Groovies Now” (1978) and “Jumpin’ in the Night” (1979).
What the Hell's Goin' On
End of the World
Don't Talk to Strangers
Let Me Rock|
She Loves You
I Want You Bad
Just Like a Hurricane
I'd Rather Spend My Time With You (instrumental)
08/22 - Worcester, MA - Ralph's Diner
08/23 - New Haven, CT - Cafe Nine
08/24 - Philadelphia, PA - Johnny Brenda's
08/25 - Brooklyn, NY - Rough Trade
08/26 - Washington, DC - Hill Country Live
08/31 - Malmo, SW - Moriska Paviljongen
09/02 - Roskilde, DK - Gutter City Festival
09/04 - La Coruna, SP - Garufa Club
09/06 - Aviles, SP – Niemayer
09/07 - Bilbao, SP - Cafe Antzokia
09/08 - Madrid, SP - Sala Caracol
09/09 - Sait Boix, SP - Festival Altaveu
09/12 - Toulouse, FR – onnexion
09/14 - Paris, FR - La Maroquinerie
09/15 - Nancy, FR - Chez Paulette
09/16 - Montbeliard, FR - Atelier Des Moles
09/19 - Manchester, UK - Ruby Lounge
09/20 - Bristol, UK - The Fleece
09/21 - London, UK - Under the Bridge
09/22 - Amsterdam, NL - Q-Factory
09/23 - Groningen, NL - Vera
10/19 - Chicago, IL - S.P.A.C.E. in Evanston
10/20 - Newport, KY - Southgate House Revival
10/21 - Cleveland, OH - Beachland Ballroom
10/24 - Nashville, TN - Basement East
10/25 - St. Louis, MO - Ready Room
10/26 - Kansas City, MO - Knuckleheads