Saturday, June 1, 2013

THE FLAMIN' GROOVIES "At Full Speed" (Contains the Sire Label albums: Jumpin' In The Night '79, Now '78, Shake Some Action '76 + Bonus Tracks)

THE FLAMIN' GROOVIES "At Full Speed" (Contains the Sire Label albums: Jumpin' In The Night '79, Now '78, Shake Some Action '76 + Bonus Tracks): Flamin' Groovies fans can be forgiven if they greeted At Full Speed: Complete Sire Recordings with slightly less than the whole-heartedly enthusiastic reception it deserved when this double-disc set from Rhino UK appeared late in the summer of 2006. Just a few months prior, DBK Works boxed up the three expanded reissues of the Groovies' Sire records that they had released over the course of 2005, covering the same territory in nearly the same degree of completion as this set -- and since only 1976's Shake Some Action had been out on disc before, with 1978's Flamin' Groovies Now and 1979's Jumpin' in the Night making their CD debut from DBK, it's easy to assume that those hardcore fans already picked up the discs not just before the Rhino UK set, but before DBK's similarly titled Bust Out at Full Speed: The Sire Years hit the shelves, either. But for those faithful few who somehow held out in picking up the DBK issues -- or for those faithful few who just had to have everything the Groovies did (and everybody knows that accounts for a good chunk of their fan base) -- At Full Speed: Complete Sire Recordings is the set to get. Not only is it sleeker at two discs compared to the DBK three, it also contains more recordings: a handful of unreleased cuts that did not make it to the previous set. And for those who have yet to be introduced to the wonder of the Groovies at Sire, this is surely essential: the perfect cross between British Invasion pop, old-time rock & roll, nervy new wave style and garage rock spirit. (Allmusic)trax CD 1:
01 Shake Some Action 02 Sometimes 03 Yes, It's True 04 St. Louis Blues 05 You Tore Me Down 06 Please Please Girl 07 Let The Boy Rock And Roll 08 I'll Cry Alone 09 Misery 10 Don't You Lie To Me 11 She Said Yeah 12 I Saw Her 13 Teenage Confidential 14 I Can't Hide 15 Feel A Whole Lot Better 16 Between The Lines 17 Move It 18 Take Me Back 19 Ups And Downs 20 When I Heard Your Name 21 Reminiscing 22 There's A Place 23 Yeah My Baby 24 Good Laugh Mun
trax CD 2:
01 All I Wanted 02 Don't Put Me On 03 House Of Blue Lights 04 Blue Turns To Grey 05 Paint It Black 06 Next One Crying 07 Jumpin' In The Night 08 Yes I Am 09 Werewolves Of London 10 It Won't Be Wrong 11 Please Please Me 12 Down down down 13 Absoltely Sweet Marie 14 You're My Wonderful One 15 19th Nervous Breakdown 16 Boys 17 5D (Fifth Dimension) 18 First Plane Home 19 Lady Friend 20 In The U.S.A. 21 Tell Me Again 22 Shake Some Action
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