San Fanciscan rock’n’roll legends the FLAMIN’ GROOVIES turn 50 next year! And they’re getting ready for the party by shakin’ a whole lot of action!
With a full US tour lined up for November, the band are set to release a new single this Autumn featuring two Cyril Jordan and Chris Wilson songs. The newly recorded ‘Crazy Macy’ and ‘Let Me Rock’ will be issued on cassette and download by Californian label Burger Records, with a limited edition vinyl 7” coming later.
Having just returned from a European Tour, the Groovies are now putting the finishing touches to their first new album in more than thirty years, which will be released next year along with a documentary film The Incredible Flamin’ Groovies Movie. Watch a trailer for the film here.
Formed as a rock’n’roll covers band in 1966, the Flamin’ Groovies have been through various configurations, signing to Sire in the 70s and getting caught up in the New Wave with the classic Shake Some Action album and single. An invitation to play the HOODOO GURUS’ Dig It Up! festival in Australia in 2013 resulted in the successful reunification of founder members Cyril Jordan and George Alexander with 70s guitarist and singer Chris Wilson, plus drummer Victor Penalosa, for a series of well-received dates in Japan, the US and the UK.