FLAMIN' GROOVIES
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Ragazzi tenetevi forte perché al Festival Beat 27º edizione, da San Francisco, arriva sul palco una delle band più importanti della storia del Rock’n’Roll (inteso lato sensu), i Flamin’Groovies, band cardine con l’album Supersnazz (su Epic) del recupero delle tematiche Rock’n’Roll dei fifties, poi nel periodo Kama Sutra con la costruzione di un’architettura Rock di matrice rollingstoniana che ha dato vita ai due capolavori Flamingo e Teenage Head nei primissimi anni 70, poi col trasferimento in Inghilterra, a metà della decade, hanno dato un forte impulso alla nascita ed al consolidamento del Power Pop con i tre album su Sire, Shake Some Action, Now e Jumpin’ In The Night.
Sono stati un modello sonoro per miriadi di band a venire, tra cui i Barracudas con cui, nel family tree condividono Chris Wilson e gli Hoodoo Gurus al punto che i Groovies troveranno in Australia, attraverso i tour, quasi una seconda patria e One Night Stand del 1987 verrà registrato nel paese dei canguri e in una sorta di riconoscenza verso i loro fans Gurus, coverizzeranno Bittersweet.

I Flamin’ Groovies stanno vivendo una fase di rinnovato interesse attorno alla loro importanza, infatti nel 2017 é uscito il nuovo album Fantastic Plastic mentre la Cherry Red Records ha fatto uscire in questo periodo un box di tre cd che raccoglie tutte le incisioni che vanno dal 1969 al 1971.

Al Festival Beat ci sarà la grande novità del ritorno in formazione di uno dei fondatori della band, Roy Loney che abbandonò dopo il 1971 visto che, con l’altro storico co-fondatore Cyril Jordan, daranno vita al Teenage Head Tour, ossia ripercorreranno dal vivo tutto quel classico album della storia del Rock unitamente ad altri classici del loro repertorio.

La formazione attuale comprende quindi:
Roy Loney - voce
Cyril Jordan - voce e chitarra
Chris Von Sneidern - chitarra e voce
Atom Ellis - basso
Tony Sales - batteria (figlio e nipote dei fratelli Sales che componevano i Tin Machine di David Bowie)

Non perdetevi quindi la 27º edizione del Festival Beat perché col Teenage Head Tour assisteremo veramente a qualcosa di storico e di importante per la storia del Rock’n’Roll. Enrico Lazzeri (Dj Henry)



​Flamin’ Groovies – Bio

The Flamin' Groovies story goes all the way back to 1965 when the band began as the Chosen Few in their hometown of San Francisco, California. After a name change and a self-released 10-inch album called Sneakers, which sold amazingly well, the band caught the attention of Columbia who sent them into the studio with a big budget to record their first real album, Supersnazz, on the Epic label. Their next two albums were on Kama Sutra (home of their heroes, The Lovin' Spoonful): Flamingo, and the revered classic Teenage Head.

Lead singer Roy Loney left the band right after that and lead guitarist Cyril Jordan moved the group to England with Chris Wilson (formerly of Loose Gravel) taking over as front man. They continued their style of straight ahead guitar driven rock 'n' roll but this time with a more 60s rather than 50s influence. A few singles on United Artists, recorded at the legendary Rockfield Studios in Wales with Dave Edmunds producing, followed in the early 70s. In 1976 they signed to Sire Records, who released three true gems of power pop: Shake Some Action, Flamin' Groovies Now, and Jumpin' In The Night.

Another lineup change ensued, with Wilson moving to England and joining the Barracudas. The Groovies continued on through the 80s and into the early 90s touring Australia and Europe, putting out a fine but overlooked album called Rock Juice and then finally calling it quits. Jordan formed a new band called Magic Christian.

The band reunited in 2013, and toured and recorded for the past six years, they've played throughout the USA, including multiple tours of the East Coast, West Coast, and Midwest, a dozen shows in the San Francisco Bay Area, several highly successful tours of Europe, and repeated visits to Japan.
In 2016, they celebrated their 50th anniversary, and in 2017, they released a new album of all original material, Fantastic Plastic, which ranks amongst their finest.

Now in 2019, Jordan and Loney have reunited!!
They have planned "a dream set list," including the album Teenage Head, and other songs the band has never performed onstage.
Newcomers are asking, "Why haven't I ever heard of this group?" It's hard to say just why the group hasn't got the attention they deserve (at least in the USA) but they're back to give everyone another chance at hearing and seeing just why those in the know consider them one of the greatest rock 'n' roll bands ever. 

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