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      IT'S FLAMIN' GROOVY!
      January 14, 2014
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    2013 has proved to be a whirlwind year for the legendary rock band The Flamin’ Groovies. After successful tours of Japan, Australia, the UK and the US, they’ve been in the studio laying down tracks for their next release due in 2014, one of which songs, “The End of the World,” Rolling Stone recently premiered, claiming that “like their best tracks, this music is timeless.”

    What people probably don’t know is that this reunion was initially triggered by Groovies’ frontman and guitarist Chris Wilson inviting his former bandmates, Cyril Jordan and George Alexander, to help record his latest full-length studio album, It’s Flamin’ Groovy! Like the Groovies’ most beloved material, these 12 tracks of archetypal rock ‘n’ roll dig deep into the band’s own influences, while still retaining that “timeless” element, and is proof that these guys haven’t lost any of their edge.

    Chris is also joined on this effort by ex-Groovies Roy Loney, Mike Wilhelm and James Ferrell, along with Procol Harum’s Hammond legend Matthew Fisher, who played live with the Groovies during their UK dates earlier this year.

    The album contains plenty of the harmonies and jangle from the band’s classic Shake Some Action era; 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 ’80s as lost Groovies classics. Elsewhere the album ventures into Rolling Stones Exile on Main Street territory, while Roy Loney chips in on 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 the track “Bad Dreams.”

    This album is – at least for now – the nearest thing you’ll 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.

    Following its UK release in September, It’s Flamin’ Groovy! will see its official U.S. release on CD & digital formats January 14th.

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    IT’S FLAMIN’ GROOVY  TRACK LISTING:

    1. All The Action

    2. She Satisfies

    3. Last Roll of the Dice

    4. Heart in Her Hand

    5. Shake That Feeling

    6. Bad Dreams

    7. Semaphore Signals

    8. Down to the Wire

    9. Sweet Anne

    10. Feel Your Love

    11. Can’t Let Go

    12. Gamblin’ Man

    FOR MORE INFO ON CHRIS WILSON:
    http://www.flamin-groovy.com

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  • THE VERDICT IS IN ON CHRIS WILSON’S NEW ALBUM “IT’S FLAMIN’ GROOVY!”

    • “Anyone who’s enjoyed Chris Wilson’s stamp on the Flamin’ Groovies will get a kick out of the performances here. And hearing him kick up his heels with his predecessor Roy Loney on “Gamblin’ Man,” squares the circle.” - BLURT MAGAZINE
    • “Throughout it all, Wilson proves himself to be a master at honing in on a given tune’s groove and spirit. His vocals ring true with the tone and delivery of one who’s lived plenty of life; at the same time, the son of a gun can – and will – rock your ass off. This is one cat who will always look real in a leather jacket with the collar turned up. Rejoice, fans of real rock ‘n’ roll: Chris Wilson is still making ‘em like they used to.” - JAMBANDS
    • "Straightforward heart and soul" - THE BIG TAKEOVER
    • “Chris Wilson’s ‘It’s Flamin’ Groovy!’ is filled with ’60s-influenced rock n’ roll numbers that evoke memories of the Rolling Stones and The Beatles era. It more than impresses by playing out classic sounding melodies, much in the line of the greats of rock ‘n’ roll.” – SLUG MAGAZINE: SALT LAKE CITY
    • “’60s rock n’ roll mixed with Johnny Thunders power pop… fun, rhythmic and utterly catchy. The album is a blast-to-the-past that brings modern music and sound quality to an aging genre. It’s definitely something special.” - THE BAY BRIDGED: SAN FRANCISCO
    • “… leans heavily on the British Invasion-era pop/rock that was the Groovies' clearest influence during Wilson's tenure.” - ALL MUSIC
    • “Flamin' Groovy? The verdict is that it is indeed - and why wouldn’t it be? The singer for the most enduring (and some might say best) Flamin’ Groovies pop line-up re-surfaces with a solo album and ropes in Cyril Jordan, George Alexander, Mike Wilhelm - and even original line-up vocalist Roy Loney - from that same storied band. Tempting as it might have been to play it ultra safe, this is no retread of stylistic past glories.” - I-94 BAR
    • “Top 30 of 2013: Chris Wilson enlists help from fellow ex and future Flamin' Groovies Cyril Jordan and Roy Loney and creates an album that miraculously combines Shake Some Action with Teenage Head.” - THE UN-HERD MUSIC
    • “…power pop fans will likely still be swept up in the enticing melodies and harmony vocals” - BROKEN HEARTED TOY
    • Most Groovies’ albums have some highlights surrounded by lesser lights, but Chris Wilson’s new offering fires on all twelve of its rock ‘n’ roll cylinders. It’s like he somehow took every great moment the Groovies ever had and distilled them onto one album. It’s Flamin’ Groovy! is as close as anyone is going to get to a full blown Groovies’ project. In fact, it’s so good the band might want to include a few of these songs in any upcoming live shows.” - SOMETHING ELSE
    • “Whether or not you're a fan of The Flamin' Groovies, this album will fit right into your collection if you’re a fan of classic rock.” - ORANGE COUNTY EXAMINER
    • The whole album is coated in that timeless luminescence which underpinned this most special of bands [The Flamin' Groovies], and is a Grooviemaniac's delight, stuffed with vibrant songs and those untouchable guitars, ranging from scathing rockers to lustrous Stonesy ballads. Wish I could go on; just get it. -  SHINDIG!
    • A riveting return to form. - CLASSIC ROCK
    • It’s little surprise that these recordings led to a fully-fledged Groovies reunion; all concerned seem resolutely match-fit, and Wilson’s voice has lost none of its ruffian attitude. - RECORD COLLECTOR