Monday, 9 September 2013

The Flamin' Groovy Podcast with Chris Wilson of The Flamin' Groovies & The Barracudas

Steve from Retro Man Blog and Rock Photographer Paul Slattery welcome Chris Wilson, singer, songwriter and guitarist with the legendary, and recently re-formed, Flamin' Groovies. Chris takes us on a journey from his early teens watching and being inspired by some of the great Blues musicians in Massachusetts to LA and San Francisco where he joined up with Mike Wilhelm, guitarist and vocalist with 60's Psychedelic trailblazers The Charlatans, in his new band Loose Gravel. Chris then comes to the attention of The Flamin' Groovies and joins the band who would go on to be responsible for some of the most iconic rock classics ever recorded such as "Slow Death" and "Shake Some Action". The Flamin' Groovies never quite made the breakthrough to commercial success, but remain a huge influence on Power Pop and Punk bands alike. Chris also covers his time  recording with Dave Edmunds, playing with Garage Surf outfit The Barracudas, meeting Ringo Starr and not to mention seeing photographer Paul Slattery again for the first time in 35 years! In this candid and amusing story, Chris also picks out some of his influences, favourite songs and highlights from his own back catalogue including a track from his excellent brand new album "It's Flamin' Groovy!" which is out now!

The Flamin' Groovies at The Scala (L/R) George, Cyril and Chris - Photo by Paul Slattery
To order "It's Flamin' Groovy" and keep up to date with news on Chris and his solo work, please visit his official web-site For news on The Flamin' Groovies please check out their official Facebook page. Here's the Podcast which is available to download free from our Soundcloud site. I hope you enjoy listening...

With sincere thanks to Chris Wilson on behalf of myself and Paul Slattery. Thanks to Paul for the Photo (copyright Paul Slattery 2013).

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