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Old 10-15-2021, 01:05 PM   #21 (permalink)
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^ How could I forget!? That song was all over the place in the '80s. I get a kick out of the audience in that video.

As for the Groovies, you're right - in early years they were more of a proto-punk/Stones-y band. Then after Chris Wilson joined and they recorded Shake Some Action etc. they became more power-poppish.

From their proto-punky days, here's a live performance of "Slow Death" (a song later covered by The Dictators). The Groovies had a hand in shaping both punk and power pop.

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Old 10-18-2021, 07:43 AM   #22 (permalink)
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This is a bit more obscure. I think this may have been a studio band. I had the album and, overall, it's pretty mediocre.

But the opening track is a classic

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