16 June 2012

Retro Video Unit (6/15/12)

This song has been in my head for weeks, but at least I know why: when we went to Mortified a few weeks ago, it was playing on the sound sytem when we walked in.

Raise your hand if you thought the Flamin' Groovies were a British band. (Raising my own hand.) In fact they were from San Francisco, but this song and the 1976 album it comes from were produced by Dave Edmunds, whose influence is all over it (see also "RVU 2/10/12").

Power pop doesn't get much better than this. Unfortunately, in '76 there was no such thing as an official music video produced by the record company, so we'll have to go with a bifurcated approach. First, here is the full version of the song, with only a static image of the record cover:

And here's a live performance from 1986 (regrettably, the image is seriously cropped on the sides):

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