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Flamingo (Vinyl Replica Collection) [Collector's Edition, Limited Edition, Original recording remastered]

Flamin' GrooviesAudio CD
4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (13 customer reviews)

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Product Details

  • Audio CD (January 1, 2013)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Collector's Edition, Limited Edition, Original recording remastered
  • Label: Culture Factory / Kama Sutra
  • ASIN: B00872S5VE
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (13 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #46,766 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. Gonna Rock Tonite
2. Comin' After Me
3. Headin' For The Texas Border
4. Sweet Roll Me On Down
5. Keep A Knockin'
6. Second Cousin
7. Childhood's End
8. Jailbait
9. She's Falling Apart
10. Road House

Editorial Reviews

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The Flamin Groovies are the true unsung heroes of pre-punk rock n roll. We ve all heard about how the Stooges, The Dolls, The Dictators, and the MC5 paved the way, but the Groovies surfaced earlier than most, with a gritty blend of power pop, rockabilly, garage and proto-punk. Formed back in the mid 60s in San Francisco, the band would go on to release a few influential records over here, with greater success overseas.

Led by guitarists/vocalists Roy Loney and Cyril Jordan, the Groovies were constantly out of step with the times, playing music that was far from in vogue, until it was embraced by punk pioneers such as The Ramones several years later.

Early Groovies albums Supersnazz, Flamingo and Teenage Head still sound raw and exhilarating to this day. And as luck would have it, each has been painstakingly reissued, with superior sound and deluxe repackaging in the mini-LP format. It s hard for me to pick a favorite from this batch all three are loaded with electrifying elements of vintage rock n roll, rockabilly, blues and garage rock. But more so, I m a firm believer that the Groovies best bits came with their next batch of releases.

Later numbers such as Slow Death a seamy serenade depicting a junkie binge gone awry is right up there, with an eerie, slide-guitar refrain that gnaws the psyche. But best of all, is the band s most beloved song, Shake Some Action. Covered numerous times by artists from all over the spectrum, this power pop gem is the standard bearer for the genre. Its 60s-flavored refrain and massive sing-a-long chorus are instantly infectious. But the real magic lies within the bittersweet melancholy the song conjures up it s both tough and slightly sad at once. Brilliant stuff. For fans of vintage punk and power pop, these three early album reissues are still a must-have. (Culture Factory) --Jim Kaz, Retro Action

Brillant stuff. For fans of vintage punk and power pop, this early album reissue is still a must-have. --New Noise Magazine

The Flamin Groovies are the true unsung heroes of pre-punk rock n roll. --New Noise Magazine

Product Description

Digitally remastered edition of this 1970 album housed in a mini LP sleeve. The second album by the Flamin' Groovies finds the band focusing in a stripped-down, rock and blues style that blasts out of the gate with "Gonna Rock Tonite" and doesn't quit until the final, fading chords of the rave-up "Road House.

Deluxe Vinyl Replicas by Culture Factory constitute high quality reissued compact-discs which reproduce all the components of the original LPs and are their exact replicas in compact-disc size (5.3 x 5.3 inches), with authentic single or gatefold cardboard jackets and paper sleeves. In addition to the above, each compact-disc Deluxe Vinyl Replica includes a black finish CD complete with the original label to give it the look and feel of the original record album. Culture Factory strives to achieve an authentic sound with the highest possible fidelity to the original studio masters. Our remastering process brings out the music's true dynamics and original clarity with low levels of noise. In the remastering studio the audio tracks are handled in the form of high-definition, 96Kz / 24-bit digital files for greatest preservation of fidelity. Signal compression is sometimes used to bring out frequencies that were absent or barely heard in the original recordings, and we use the least amount of compression possible. While sound perception varies greatly among individuals our vinyl replica CDs are designed to provide the optimal listening experience when using flat EQ settings. Brand new, original, factory-sealed, limited edition CD release.


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4.0 out of 5 stars Groovies' Groovy "Flamingo" January 3, 2000
By A Customer
Format:Audio CD
"Flamingo," the second album from the Flamin' Groovies, was recorded in 1970 and released that same year, to nearly universal uninterest. Today the Flamin (or Flamin') Groovies command a certain following, not unlike that enjoyed by another revisionist rock band of the early '70s, Big Star. Yet the Groovies never quite settled on a style; their first album, which I think is their best, was rock and roll revivalism with a quick nod goodbye to the '60s. "Teenage Head" saw the band becoming a more or less standard rock group, although the title track is a classic. "Flamingo," which has been remastered and festooned with extra tracks (none essential, unless you're the kind of person who gets excited about mediocre covers of Rufus Thomas songs), contains some real classics: "Comin' After You" and "Second Cousin" among them. Yet there is something second-hand and stillborn about the Flamin' Groovies even at their best. In the context of the godawful early '70s they seem pretty good, but they are the prototype for every critic's band that would follow. Just because a group hews to the rock and roll guidelines and remains unpretentious does not mean they should be canonized. Nonetheless I listen to "Flamingo" a good bit, and the Flamin' Groovies were certainly a skillful band. Now if some label would just do consumers a favor and release "Supersnazz" and "Flamingo" on one CD, and then do the same with "Teenage Head" and "Shake Some Action," all of which could be complemented with the best from other albums like "Now." That way we could get the whole picture and save some money to boot.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars ANOTHER GOOD EFFORT FROM THE FLAMIN' GROOVIES February 4, 2014
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
This cd is a bit rougher than " SUPERSNAZZ". Released in 1970, this cd captures the band's hangover-bound boogie in full stumble. Here again, the band provides us with solid playing and great singing.

John Walsh
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5.0 out of 5 stars Little Known Gem.... May 4, 2004
By Asphalt
Format:Audio CD
This, along with the Groovies' "Teenage Head", is simply one of the greatest rock albums ever recorded. Just try and sit still with this coming out of your speakers!
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5.0 out of 5 stars High Octane Stuff April 10, 2004
Format:Audio CD
What on earth did Richard Nixon do to this country that they chose James Taylor over this stuff. A potent blend of 50's rock 'n roll, 60's garage R n' B and 1970 style ampage the Flamin Groovies on this album recall the power of Detroit bands like the MC5 & The Stooges but with a more fun party atmosphere. Songs like Headen For the Texas Border, Second Cousin & Road House are all A no.1 barn burners which make you understand why rock n' roll exists in the first place. Even the pseudo psych Beatles cop She's falling Apart is cool. More thrashy than their more dirty/Stonesy follow up Teenage Head(also a great lost Am. rock album)Proto-punk aficionados should get this album into your life NOW!
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4.0 out of 5 stars Headin' for the City of Greater Geelong border... October 8, 2007
Format:Audio CD
I got a 2nd hand copy of this on vinyl in the early 80s. It kept me sane, along with the Replacements and REM (before they went all Glen Campbell) in the midst of bad poodle-metal and synth-pop. Headin' For the Texas Border is phenomenal - powerhouse rock with a blues sensibility and more intensity than you can sleep with and, speaking of which, Second Cousin is mad, bad and kick-arse to know. Roadhouse fulfils its rock'n'roll mission. The sample of their version of something Else leaves Sid Vicious for dead (funny that) and is possibly better than Eddie's original. The version of Rumble sounds like it suffers from a few too many bourbons but hat's life when your this good. I saw them in the mid 80s with the Hoodoo Gurus at the Club in Collingwood (Melbourne/Australia) and had a magnificent time.
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4.0 out of 5 stars The Groovies flip us a bird April 7, 2003
Format:Audio CD
The sound of the Groovies slouching ever closer towards their masterpiece ("Teenage Head"), "Flamingo" saw them scale back the production polish of "Supersnazz" and deliver a straightahead blast of roadhouse revelry. Still out of time, still commercially doomed, but riding that death train with a whoop and a holler.
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5.0 out of 5 stars great rock n roll! December 16, 2002
Format:Audio CD
this is just a great rock-n-roll album.
damn fine boogie, the rolling stones meets MC5, maybe?
i'm damn happy i own this!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Dynamite high energy rock and roll....
This is a masterpiece. Get this and "Teenage Head" and see what the Stones could have been if they hadn't gotten so full of themselves....
Published on May 4, 2004 by Asphalt
4.0 out of 5 stars No dues
Another example of the artists being ripped off by the record companies. BMG released this in 1999 and hasn't paid a single dime in mechanicals/royalties to Jordan or Loney as of... Read more
Published on April 5, 2004
4.0 out of 5 stars Primo primer to '50's Rock N Roll Revival
"Flamingo" was the only Flamin' Groovies album I had and this is the only CD of theirs I have. I used to play only Side 1 of the LP which is tracks 1 thru 6 of the CD. Read more
Published on December 28, 2002 by Blackjack Ketcham
3.0 out of 5 stars A LITTLE MINDLESS FUN
This little ole band from San Franciso played straight, no nonsense rock and roll while all the other bands in the late 60's were either in to long jamming or that phychedelic... Read more
Published on February 4, 2001 by Patrick Earley
2.0 out of 5 stars It's OK, I guess
The Flamin' Groovies are one of the most overrated bands on the planet. They had a few good songs, but none of them were great, and their albums, like this one, are mostly... Read more
Published on December 11, 2000 by happydogpotatohead
4.0 out of 5 stars Groovy Errata
I just realized I made a mistake in my review of "Flamingo." There is no cover of Rufus Thomas' "Walkin' The Dog" on this new version of the 1970 album. Read more
Published on January 5, 2000 by Edd S. Hurt
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