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The Flamin' Groovies Discography

This is a discography of recordings by The Flamin' Groovies. The discography is presented with titles grouped according to the type of release.

The Flamin' Groovies were formed in San Francisco in 1966 originally as Lost And Found. They changed their name to The Flamin' Groovies at the end of that year. Their music at this time was good time style reminiscent of the Charlatans and Lovin' Spoonful. Their first release, a 7 track EP released in 1968, was in this style with only a hint of the psychedelic music that held sway over the area at the time. A full length album followed but was unsuccessful, leading to them being dropped by their record company. They were immediately signed by Buddha records who released their next two LPs, at the start of the 1970's, on the subsidiary Kama Sutra label. These are straight ahead rock taking their inspiration from 1950's rock and R & B of Little Richard and Jerry Lee Lewis but updating it with fiery playing and pace. After the second of these LPs though the group temporarily split up following personnel changes.

The group reformed and moved to the UK in the Spring of 1972. Here they cut a number of tracks for United Artists at Rockfield Studios but a promised LP remained unreleased and they moved back to the US by the end of the year. In 1975 they signed to the Sire label and released three albums over the following couple of years. They were dropped by Sire in 1980 but continued performing through the 1980's despite personnel changes.

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Flamin' Groovies albums
FGs collections/compilations
Flamin' Groovies singles

Various artists compilations
inc. Flamin' Groovies tracks


The Flamin' Groovies - major studio albums and mini-LPs

info Sneakers, The Flamin' Groovies, 1968
info Supersnazz, The Flamin' Groovies, 1969
info Flamingo, The Flamin' Groovies, 1970
info Teenage Head, The Flamin' Groovies, 1971
info Shake Some Action, The Flamin' Groovies, 1976
info The Flamin' Groovies Now!, The Flamin' Groovies, 1978
info Jumpin' in the Night, The Flamin' Groovies, 1979
info One Night Stand, The Flamin' Groovies, 1987
info Step Up, The Flamin' Groovies, 1991
info Rock Juice, The Flamin' Groovies, 1992

The Flamin' Groovies studio and/or live collections and other compilations

US and European collections of studio and live material. Some include previously unreleased material, some are compilations of material released elsewhere, others are a mixture of the two. I've attempted to include the main legitimate releases but some may be semi-legitimate.

info Flamingo / Teenage Head, The Flamin' Groovies, 1975, Kama Sutra
info Still Shakin' , The Flamin' Groovies, 1976
info The Goldstar Tapes, The Flamin' Groovies, 1983
info Bucketfull of Brains, The Flamin' Groovies, 1983
info Supergrease, The Flamin' Groovies, 1984
info Live At The Whiskey A Go-Go, The Flamin' Groovies, 1985
info Roadhouse, The Flamin' Groovies, 198?
info The Rockfield Sessions, The Flamin' Groovies, 1989
info Groovies Greatest Grooves, The Flamin' Groovies, 1989
info Groove In, The Flamin' Groovies, 198?
info Rock Heroes, Various Artists (Animals), 198?
info Sixteen Tunes, The Flamin' Groovies, 1991
info Sneakers / The Rockfield Sessions, The Flamin' Groovies, 1991
info A Collection of Rare Demos and Live Recordings, The Flamin' Groovies, 1993
info Rockin' at the Roundhouse, The Flamin' Groovies, 1993
info Live at the Festival of the Sun, The Flamin' Groovies, 1994
info Flamin' Groovies, The Flamin' Groovies, 1994
info Sixteen Tunes: The Goldstar Tapes and More, The Flamin' Groovies, 1995
info I'll Have... A Bucket of Brains, The Flamin' Groovies, 1995
info California Born and Bred, The Flamin' Groovies, 1995
info 68-70, The Flamin' Groovies, 1995
info Supersneakers, The Flamin' Groovies, 1996
info The Best of the Flamin' Groovies: Oldies But Groovies, The Flamin' Groovies, 1997
info In Person! , The Flamin' Groovies, 1997
info Grease:The Complete Skydog Singles Collection, The Flamin' Groovies, 1998
info Yesterday's Numbers, The Flamin' Groovies, 1998
info Absolutely The Best, The Flamin' Groovies, 1999
info Backtracks, The Flamin' Groovies, 1999
info Shake Some Action With The Flamin' Groovies, The Flamin' Groovies, 1999
info Shake Some Action: The Best Of The Flamin' Groovies, The Flamin' Groovies, 199?
info Shaking, The Flamin' Groovies, 2000
info Flamin' Groovies, The Flamin' Groovies, 2002
info Slow Death, The Flamin' Groovies, 2002
info The Flamin' Groovies (Charly), The Flamin' Groovies, 2004
info Bust Out at Full Speed: The Sire Years, The Flamin' Groovies, 2006
info At Full Speed: Complete Sire Recordings, The Flamin' Groovies, 2006

The Flamin' Groovies EPs

info Grease, The Flamin' Groovies, 1973
info More Grease, The Flamin' Groovies, 1974
info Flamin' Groovies EP, The Flamin' Groovies, 1995

The Flamin' Groovies US singles

info Rockin' Pneumonia and the Boogie Woogie Flu / The First One's Free, The Flamin' Groovies, 1969, Epic 5-10507
info Somethin' Else / Laurie Did It, The Flamin' Groovies, 1970, Epic 5-10564
info Have You Seen my Baby / Yesterday's Numbers, The Flamin' Groovies, 1971, Kama Sutra 527
info You Tore Me Down / Him or Me (What's it Gonna Be?) , The Flamin' Groovies, 1974, Bomp 101
info I Can't Hide / Teenage Confidential, The Flamin' Groovies, 1976, Sire 731
info Sealed with a Kiss, The Flamin' Groovies, 1992, National (promo)

Various artists compilations that include The Flamin' Groovies tracks

info New Wave, Various Artists, 1977
info The Best Of Bomp!, Various Artists, 1978
info La Creme De Skydog, Various Artists, 1978
info The Sire Machine Turns You Up, Various Artists, 1978
info Who Put The Bomp?, Various Artists, 1979
info We Are The Punk Generation, Various Artists, 197?
info Plundering The Vaults, Various Artists, 1989 (Sire)
info CMJ Presents Certain Damage! #19, Various Artists, 1989
info Lost Hits, Various Artists, 198?
info The Lennon & McCartney Songbook, Various Artists, 1990
info The Lennon & McCartney Songbook, Vol. 2, Various Artists, 1990
info Jagger/Richard Songbook, Various Artists, 1991
info The Bob Dylan Songbook, Various Artists, 1991
info The Indie Scene 1977: The Story of British Independent Music, Various Artists, 1991
info Calling London, Various Artists, 1993
info Buddy's Buddys: The Buddy Holly Songbook, Various Artists, 1993
info D.I.Y. Come Out and Play: American Power Pop I (1975-78), Various Artists, 1993
info Wham Bam, Thank You Glam!, Various Artists, 1994
info Destination Bomp, Various Artists, 1995
info Teenage Kicks, 46 Classic Punk & New Wave Tracks, Various Artists, 1995
info The Roots of Powerpop, Various Artists, 1996
info The Best Punk Album In The World ... Ever 2, Various Artists, 1996
info Underground 4 Play, Various Artists, 1996
info Meet the Covers: A Tribute to the Beatles, Various Artists, 1997
info Punk Legends: The American Roots, Various Artists, 1997
info Hippydip, Various Artists, 1997
info Poptopia! 70's Power Pop Classics, Various Artists, 1997
info Hits from the Underground: The 70's, Various Artists, 1998
info Psychedelia And The Underground, Various Artists, 1998
info The Best Of AIM Records: Sampler No. 1, Various Artists, 1998
info Psychedelia San Francisco Legends, Various Artists, 1999
info Have a Buddha Ful Day, Various Artists, 1999
info Punk Rock Classics, Various Artists, 1999
info Sundazed Sampler #3, Various Artists, 1999
info Sounds of the Seventies: FM Rock Vol. 2, Various Artists, 199?
info Modern Rock: Lost Hits of the '70s, Various Artists, 199?
info Buddha's Hits Explosion, Various Artists, 19?? (Castle)
info Londonnite 3, Various Artists, 2000
info Kerrang! Presents...Hometaping Vol.1, Various Artists, 2002
info Uncut Vol.2 - Gimme Shelter, Various Artists, 2002
info Feed Your Head, Various Artists, 2002
info Sex: Too Fast to Live Too Young to Die, Various Artists, 2003
info Rare Trax 28: Blow Your Mind 2, Various Artists, 2003
info Uncut Vol 75: Eight Miles High, Various Artists, 2003
info Love Is The Song We Sing: San Francisco Nuggets 1965-1970, Various Artists, 2007
info Rare Trax 50: Fuzz Tones, Various Artists, 2007
info Rock Of The Seventies, Various Artists, 2007
info Pure... Guitar Heroes, Various Artists, 2010
info Pure... Psychedelic Rock, Various Artists, 2011
info Pure... 60s, Various Artists, 2012
info 70s: The Collection, Various Artists, 2012

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