• INCLUDES THE NUGGET OF GARAGE GOLD “PRIMITIVE”!
• THE COMPLETE KNOWN RECORDED OUTPUT OF THESE NY GARAGE PUNKS!
• AVAILABLE ON GANGRENOUS GREEN VINYL OR CD!
Gritty '67 Garage Punk Perfection!
The complete known recorded work from dominant New York garage punks The Groupies! Includes their iconic and oft-covered nugget "Primitive," its B side of equal swagger "I'm A Hog For You," and a complete bombastic 1967 live show put to tape before the band imploded and microphone madman Cooker went to the pen!
Decades before it caught on as the empty boast of every eighties and nineties hair metal band, there was a group – or Groupies, as it were – who fully earned the title, “the bad boys of rock.” Rising from the gutters of New York, the Groupies rose to brief east coast notoriety in 1966, issuing the astounding “Primitive,” a loose rewrite of the Willie Dixon-Howlin’ Wolf blues standard “Spoonful,” rewritten in the Groupies’ own image.
On this occasion, the Groupies’ live set reads like a tribute to Chess Records, with an emphasis on Howlin’ Wolf and songwriter Willie Dixon. This blues material is all predictably intense, the same can be said for their cover of Ike & Tina Turner’s “It’s Gonna Work Out Fine.” With a nod to their British Invasion influences, also included are fervid covers of Them and the Kinks. While it may be a fool’s errand comparing a Kinks cover to the original, when “It’s Too Late” kicks into the chorus, watch out!
Primitive • Hog (I’m A Hog For You Baby) • Little Baby • It’s Gonna Work Out Fine • Down In The Bottom • It’s Too Late • I’m A Man • You Can’t Judge A Book By The Cover • You’ll Be Mine • Gloria • You Changed Again • Goin’ Down Slow
Also available on LP!