- Contains 6 CD bonus tracks.
- This reissue of FLAMINGO includes six bonus tracks.
- Flamin' Groovies: Tim Lynch (vocals, electric guitar, cello, percussion); Roy Loney (vocals, guitar, percussion); Cyril Jordan (electric & slide guitars, percussion, background vocals); Danny Mihm (piano, organ, drums, percussion); George Alexander (bass, percussion).
- Additional personnel: Commander Cody (piano).
- Producer: Richard Robinson.
- Reissue producer: Mike Ragogna.
- Includes liner notes by Andy Kotowicz.
- Digitally remastered by Elliot Federman (SAJE Sound, New York, New York).
- Arranger: Flamin Groovies.
- Widely considered--along with its 1971 follow-up TEENAGE HEAD--to be the Flamin' Groovies' garage-rock masterpiece, 1970's FLAMINGO is one of those rare albums which is every bit as good as its reputation suggests. The Groovies were truly a remarkable band at this time, every bit as rootsy and poppy as their more celebrated Bay Area compatriots Creedence Clearwater Revival, but without the faux-bayou pretensions.
- Singer Roy Loney and guitarist Cyril Jordan never pretended to be anything but what they were, a pair of rockabilly and British Invasion-obsessed pop fans whose own songs sounded like timeless, radio-ready classics: "Second Cousin" and "Comin' After Me" are particular highlights. This reissue has three bonus tracks, including reverently sloppy renditions of Eddie Cochran's "Somethin' Else" and Link Wray's "Rumble."
Rolling Stone (8/6/70, pp.33-4) - "...The Groovies are endless Saturday afternoons in someone's basement, right next to the ping pong table, and cheap Picasso prints....deliciously simple rock and roll music....Get [FLAMINGO] and bop..."
Rolling Stone (8/6/70, pp.33-4) - "...The Groovies are endless Saturday afternoons in someone's basement, right next to the ping pong table, and cheap Picasso prints....What they do is play deliciously simple rock and roll music....Get [FLAMINGO] and bop..."
Spin (11/99, p.194) - 7 out of 10 - "...fairly-pedestrian post-'50s garage idolatry, more failed Seeds than stoned Stones..."
Entertainment Weekly (8/6/99, p.65) - "...boasts two masterpieces ('Coming After Me', and 'Second Cousin') and a lovably loopy rockabilly aesthetic....you've got all the ingredients for a Groovies kind of love." - Rating: A-
Q (9/00, p.123) - 4 stars out of 5 - "...[It] can still make heads spin. Heads-down rockers such as 'Gonna Rock Tonite' and 'Headin' For The Texas Border' propel FLAMINGO ever-forward in searing fashion..."
Uncut (8/00, p.103) - 3 stars out of 5 - "...A sound parked midway between pub rock and power pop..."
Alternative Press (11/99, p.100) - 3 out of 5 - "...Simultaneously maturing and regressing, they embraced outrageous original material written by bandleaders Roy Loney and Cyril Jordan....the Groovies were retro-rock/proto-punk icons who inspired groups like the Cramps..."
Mojo (Publisher) (7/00, pp.128-9) - "...Garage R&B speed-freaks should sample [this album]..."
Record Collector (magazine) (p.99) - 4 stars out of 5 -- "[T]he band turned their amps up to 11, stripped back their style and unleashed an uncontrollable flamethrower of energy."