“Shake Some Action,” both the song and album, is one of my all-time favorites. The Flamin’ Groovies’ celebration of sixties garage rock and their punkish power pop sound was too ahead of its time for the USA . They moved to England where they found an audience receptive to their brand of unadulterated rock and roll.
Here’s two promo videos from The Groovies and a performance of “Slow Death” on French TV.
“Shake Some Action” - November 1, 1987 on French TV show “Decibels.” This incarnation of The Groovies features only two of the original group: Cyril Jordan and George Alexander. With Jack Johnson and Paul Zahl from Roky Erickson’s band.
“Slow Death” -1973 The Marquee, London, England. Firing on all cylinders. Chris Wilson, Cyril Jordan, George Alexander, Tim Lynch, Danny Mihm
“Slow Death”, French TV October 23, 1972. As good as the the Stones. These guys should have been mega-stars.