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Flamin Groovies

GONNA ROCK TONITE! ~ THE COMPLETE RECORDINGS 1969-71

Grapefruit



3cd

Released: 22nd Feb 2019

£21.99


Irrespective of musical direction, sales figures or personnel changes, The Flamin’ Groovies have always had greatness attached to their name.

Cyril Jordan’s mid-Seventies revamp of the band was certainly a huge influence on entire generations of skinny-tied power poppers, but the Groovies took their first tentative steps on the long and winding road to cult stardom back in the late Sixties, when lead singer, original band leader and rock’n’roll aficionado Roy Loney battled for the upper hand with young pup and Beatles obsessive Jordan. After the tentative, privately-issued 10” mini-album debut Sneakers, the Groovies made the transition from San Francisco also-rans to genuine contenders with a trio of peerless albums – Supersnazz, Flamingo and the particularly magnificent Teenage Head - for major labels (Columbia’s Epic imprint and Buddah subsidiary Kama Sutra). Bolstered by sundry outtakes, alternative versions and single mixes, those three albums now appear under one roof for the first time with Gonna Rock Tonite!, a complete anthology of the band’s studio work during the pivotal 1969-71 timeframe: halcyon days that ended in late 1971 when Loney abruptly quit the group he’d formed just a few short years earlier. Bursting with creative tension, wilful diversity and absurdist wit, Gonna Rock Tonite! climaxes with the classic album Teenage Head, a brazen attempt to out-Stone the Stones that saw one critic describe it at the time of its mid-1971 appearance as “close to being the best hard rock album ever released by an American group”. The definitive issue of these definitive recordings, Gonna Rock Tonite! is a 3-CD set taken from the masters and housed in a striking clamshell box. It includes a 20-page booklet that features a new 7,500 word essay on the band.

GONNA ROCK TONITE! ~ THE COMPLETE RECORDINGS 1969-71

Tracklist

  1. Love Have Mercy
  2. The Girl Can't Help It
  3. Laurie Did It
  4. A Part From That
  5. Rockin' Pneumonia And The Boogie Woogie Flu
  6. The First One's Free
  7. Pagan Rachel
  8. Somethin' Else/Pistol Packin' Mama
  9. Brushfire
  10. Bam Balam
  11. Around The Corner
  12. Rockin’ Pneumonia And The Boogie Woogie Flu (Single Version)
  13. The First One’s Free (Single Version)
  14. Somethin’ Else (Single Version)
  15. Laurie Did It (Single Version)
  16. Gonna Rock Tonite
  17. Comin' After You
  18. Headin' For The Texas Border
  19. Sweet Roll Me On Down
  20. Keep A Knockin'
  21. Second Cousin
  22. Childhood's End
  23. Jailbait
  24. She's Falling Apart
  25. Road House
  26. Shakin’ All Over
  27. That’ll Be The Day
  28. Louie Louie
  29. My Girl Josephine
  30. Around And Around
  31. Rockin’ Pneumonia And The Boogie Woogie Flu
  32. Going Out
  33. High Flyin' Baby
  34. city Lights
  35. Have You Seen My Baby?
  36. Yesterday's Numbers
  37. Teenage Head
  38. 32-20
  39. Evil Hearted Ada
  40. Doctor Boogie
  41. Whisky Woman
  42. Scratch My Back
  43. Carol
  44. Rumble
  45. Somethin’ Else
  46. Walking The Dog
  47. Going Out (Version 2)