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27 avr. 2007

Raw sound but flamin' heroes !

THE SLIDE (live 68)



Here is a very fuzzy version of the Flamin' Groovies "The slide", taken from a rare live session of 1968.
Hope you'll enjoy this maestria of raw guitar and raunchy drums, plus a loudy bass, and that you will buy the Sneakers cd where the as much good but studio version of the song came from, or the Supersneakers one where you got the whole thing.

It's "A combination of the Sneakers indie 10" from 1968 and ten tracks from a 1968 gig at a San Francisco club. (The live material had previously been issued on the French import Flamin' Groovies '68 in the mid-'80s.*) The studio tracks from Sneakers decidedly outshine the looser, more indulgent live takes, several of which duplicate Sneakers material. It's the definitive document of their pre-major label days, though, when they fused garage rock with blues, psychedelia, and the Lovin' Spoonful, complete with historical liner notes". ~ (Richie Unterberger, All Music Guide)
(*) also available in 1996 on the french CD "Groove in" (Revenge)







listen samples of the CD on artistdirect.com

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