By Ken Paulson –
It’s fitting that one of the best tracks on the latest Flamin’ Groovies album Fantastic Plastic is a cover of NRBQ’s “I Want You Bad.”
Like NRBQ, the Groovies were more a cult band than commercial group, and their line-up has had seismic shifts over the years. And like NRBQ, they’re out there touring in support of a current album, drawing on a rich catalog and having as good a time as they can.
The new album features founding members Cyril Jordan and Chris Wilson, and it’s a consistently entertaining mash-up of Byrds, Rolling Stones and the Who. It’s also a record collector’s fantasy object, with cover and label design drawn from Capitol and Laurie Records, and a Jordan illustration that salutes the late Jack Davis.
Best of all for those who live in Music City, the Flamin’ Groovies are set to play the Basement East on Oct. 25 in East Nashville. Tickets available here. Openers: The Shazam and TV Sisters.