By JOHN DALY
The Flamin’ Groovies will play The Bootleg on New Year’s Eve and fans will get to hear many of the new songs off the band’s new album, Fantastic Plastic.
The group, which has amassed a loyal fan following since the 1960s, plays pop songs get the audiences up and moving.
The album features 10 fresh compositions co-written by Jordan and Wilson, plus covers of the Beau Brummels’ “Don’t Talk to Strangers” and NRBQ’s “I Want You Bad.”
Big hits for The Flamin’ Groovies are Shake Some Action (1976), its follow-ups Flamin’ Groovies Now (1978) and Jumpin’ in the Night (1979), which fused the band’s ‘60s-bred rock classicism with the new-look voltage of punk rock.
Fantastic Plastic was recorded mainly with founding Groovies bassist George Alexander and the band’s latter-day drummer Victor Penalosa, with assistance from members of the Fabulous Thunderbirds; the instrumental “I’d Rather Spend My Time With You” was cut with bassist and noted producer-archivist Alec Palao and Tubes drummer Prairie Prince.
As for The Bootleg show, TICKETS CAN BE FOUND HERE