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Flamin' Groovies

Unflinchingly self-assured garage rock band from San Francisco that ran the gamut from dirty rock & roll to pristine power pop.One of America's greatest, most influential, and legendary cult bands, Flamin' Groovies came out of the San Francisco area in 1965 playing greasy, bluesy, rock & roll dashed with a liberal sprinkling of British Invasion panache, in an era soon to be dominated by hippie culture and hyperextended raga-rock freakouts. Caught in a double bind of playing the wrong kind of music at the wrong time (as well as not looking the part), the Groovies were almost completely ...read more

Unflinchingly self-assured garage rock band from San Francisco that ran the gamut from dirty rock & roll to pristine power pop.One of America's greatest, most influential, and legendary cult bands, Flamin' Groovies came out of the San Francisco area in 1965 playing greasy, bluesy, rock & roll dashed with a liberal sprinkling of British Invasion panache, in an era soon to be dominated by hippie culture and hyperextended raga-rock freakouts. Caught in a double bind of playing the wrong kind of music at the wrong time (as well as not looking the part), the Groovies were almost completely forgotten as the Fillmore/Avalon Ballroom scenes, dominated by the Dead, the Jefferson Airplane, et al., rendered them anachronistic. The plain truth, however, was that despite not being in tune with the zeitgeist, the Groovies made great music, and managed to sustain a career that lasted for over two decades. Allmusic.com « hide

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LPs
Fantastic Plastic
2017

Jumpin' In The Night
1979

Now
1978

Shake Some Action
1976

3.4
11 Votes
Teenage Head
1971

3.3
10 Votes
Flamingo
1970

3.4
4 Votes
Supersnazz
1969

4
2 Votes
EPs
Sneakers
1968

4
1 Votes
Live Albums
Bucketful Of Brains
1983

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