By DONNA BALANCIA
Check out a song premiere released exclusively on EastCoastRocker.com and CaliforniaRocker.com by the Flamin’ Groovies, called “Cryin’ Shame.”
Check out “Cryin’ Shame,” off the soon-to-be-released album, Fantastic Plastic.
The Flamin’ Groovies have put together an upbeat and intricate punk-pop record with Fantastic Plastic and the record will bow on Sept. 22.
“It was 33 years that we hadn’t seen each other — we’re talking three decades,” Jordan said. “But when we got back together and I started showing him the musical ideas I had for [the new song] ‘End of the World,’ he immediately came up with the second verse. It was as if time and space hadn’t affected us. It was the same as it was back in 1979 when we were writing the songs for ‘Jumpin’ in the Night.’ We went back and locked into that. It’s really amazing.”
In addition to the music, Jordan also contributed the album’s cover illustration: An homage to Mad magazine veteran Jack Davis’ artwork for the 1959 novelty album Monster Rally.
“I met Jack Davis a couple of years before he died,” Jordan recalled. “I told him, ‘I’ve got a band, I know you’ve done a couple of album covers, and I’d love to have you draw a cover.’ Anyway, Jack died, and I thought, ‘To hell with it, I’ll do Jack.’ You know, I used to work for Walt Disney, doing Mickey Mouse comics back in the ‘80s.”
The Flamin Groovies’ East Coast Gigs
Tues., Aug 22 WORCESTER, MA Ralph’s Diner