Friday, April 28

Flamin' Groovies - Stuttgart 1987 + Paris 2015

Stuttgart, Germany
Oct. 12, 1987

audience recording (sound quality VG to VG+; there's some occasional vocal distortion & early sound adjustment issues)

SAMPLE: "Baby Please Don't Go" (live 1987)

01 Teenage Head
Flamin' Groovies rock the house today & yesterday (below)
02 Call Me Lightning (The Who)
03 Feel a Whole Lot Better
     (The Byrds) 
04 I Can't Hide
05 A Million Miles Away
     (The Plimsouls) 
06 Step Up
07 Can't Stay Away from You*
08 Shakin'
09 Milkcow Blues
     (John Estes via The Kinks)
10 Shake Some Action (fades out)
11 Slow Death — In the U.S.A.
12 Baby Please Don’t Go (Them)
13 Jumpin’ In the Night
14 Slow Down
15 Almost Grown
16 Bittersweet (Hoodoo Gurus)

*trk 7 — brief tape glitch at 0:20

The Flamin’ Groovies (1987 lineup):
Cyril Jordan - guitars, vocals
George Alexander - bass
Jack Johnson - guitar, vocals
Paul Zahl - drums

Le Trabendo
Paris, France
June 18, 2015

audience recording (quality VG to VG+; there’s a slight metallic after-taste here, but overall a very good capture)

00 intro, stage entrance tuning
01 Feel a Whole Lot Better (The Byrds)
02 You Tore Me Down
03 I Can't Hide
04 I Want You Bad (NRBQ)
05 Yes I Am 
06 Tallahassee Lassie (Freddy Cannon) 
07 St. Louis Blues (W. C. Handy)
08 Don't You Lie to Me (Chuck Berry)
09 She Said Yeah (Larry Williams) 
10 Married Woman (Frankie Lee Simms)
11 Between the Lines
12 Slow Death
13 Shake Some Action
14 Teenage Head
15 Let Me Rock (new version, old tune) 
16 Jumpin' Jack Flash (Rolling Stones)

ROB SEZ: These live shows demonstrate what Groovies fans have known for a long time: the group started out as a cover band, and never stopped loving & covering classic rock & pop tunes. Along the way, they recorded some pretty good songs of their own. BIG THANKS to spurensicherung.blogspot for sharing the 1987 set and to Patrick for sharing the 2015 Paris show. This marks the end of the Flamin' Groovies mini series. ENJOY!

MP3@320 (1987 set = 256kbps)

Learn more about The Flamin' Groovies' music at Trouser Press and AllMusic

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