Chris Wilson, frontman and guitarist with the legendary Flamin' Groovies, returns with an album that mixes six new tracks with six upgraded cuts… each with added Groovy power – both Cyril Jordan and George Alexander have helped out with some sonic enhancement.
For Groovies fans looking for the spirit of "Shake Some Action" this is the album that should have them excited. Not only does it sound like that seminal albums cousin, it includes fellow Groovies Cyril Jordan and George Alexander plus band co-founder Roy Loney along with guitarists James Ferrell and Mike Wilhelm.
The album also features a guest appearance from Procol Harum's Mathew Fisher with his signature creativeness on the Hammond.
The album’s 12 tracks contain plenty of the harmonies and jangle of the classic "Shake Some Action"; in fact opening track "All the Action" is a world-weary riposte to its forebear. "She Satisfies" and "Heart in Her Hand" are both Cyril Jordan originals that have their roots back in the eighties as lost Groovies classics.
Elsewhere the album ventures into Rolling Stones "Exile on Main Street" territory, while Roy Loney chips in with the high energy rock`n`roll of "Gamblin' Man".
There are also nods in the direction of The Beatles "Revolver" and touches of psychedelia in "Bad Dreams".
This album is – at least for now – the nearest thing you are going to get to a full blown Flamin' Groovies album. It embraces all the influences that have been with the band since the days of "Teenage Head" and serves as an ideal companion to the band as they return to live action.