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THE FLAMIN' GROOVIES-"Jumpin' In The Night" LP from 1979 was the third and final of the Sire Records-era releases (which included the legendary '76 "Shake Some Action" LP, the '78 "Now" LP, and '79's "Jumpin' In The Night" LP). The Sire albums are super interesting in that you have one of the greatest examples of proto-punk, garage rock, power pop (THE FLAMIN' GROOVIES) who began in the mid 60's, releasing their first LP "Sneakers" in 1968, intersecting a full decade later with Sire Records, a label who at the time (circa '76-'79) was chock full of (now) classic bands (Television, Radio Birdman, The Ramones, Richard Hell & The Voidoids, Undertones, Rezillos, Pretenders, The Saints, Talking Heads, etc.) who ALL claimed the FLAMIN' GROOVIES as an influence. These dudes made it through the late 60's explosion, re-tooled a bit for the mid-70's "punk" explosion and continued on right into the 2000's. Craziness....But back to "Jumpin' In The Night".

There are covers on this LP (just as there are covers on nearly every other F. GROOVIES LP). The 13 track "Jumpin' In The Night" LP has 5 cover tunes on it (in addition to 8 of the finest tracks in the F. GROOVIES catalog, certainly of the Sire-era). One need only listen to the first three tracks on this LP to recognize the level of quality of the GROOVIES-penned tracks. As for the covers, there's a cover of "Down Down Down" (from Dave Edmunds '72 LP, penned by Trevor Burton who was previously a member of The Move), a very GROOVIE take on Warren Zevon's "Werewolves Of London" (off his '78 "Excitable Boy" LP), the Lennon/McCartney-penned "Please Please Me", Bob Dylan's "Absolutely Sweet Marie", and an awesome take on The Byrds' "Lady Friend" (penned by David Crosby in '67).

But the most fascinating thing about "Jumpin' In The Night" is exactly how perfectly the five cover tunes fit in with the eight mindblowing FLAMIN' GROOVIES tracks. Much of this has to do with the production of the album, which is simply superb, as well as the consistency of the F. GROOVIES-penned tracks, and finally, the sequence of the album. From the opening chords of the title-track through the final track (The Byrds' "Lady Friend") there's a continuity of sound and style which at times is not always as evident on other F. GROOVIES releases.
Quite simply "Jumpin' In The Night" is a flat-out masterpiece of the highest order and deserves far more attention (not simply amongst F. GROOVIES fans, but amongst all fans of pure rock & roll played with energy and edge) and a reassessment historically. At minimum, if you haven't heard it before (or recently), you must hear the first three tracks just to get a feel for why THE FLAMIN' GROOVIES remained relevant for over 3 decades....It's well worth your time!!! If you are a fan of classic power pop with a 60's garage rock edge to it you will love this album. "Jumpin' In The Night" is nothing short of a masterpiece.

Label-Sire

Sel #-SRK 6067

Country-US

Year-1979

Vinyl-VG+

Cover-VG with price sticker still on back of original shrink wrap which is taped at edges. Includes inner picture sleeve.

Tracklist
A1 Jumpin' In The Night 3:21
A2 Next One Crying 2:34
A3 First Plane Home 3:48
A4 In The U.S.A. 3:16
A5 Down Down Down 2:47
A6 Yes I Am 2:35
B1 Werewolves Of London 3:33
B2 It Won't Be Wrong 1:55
B3 Please Please Me 1:58
B4 Tell Me Again 1:57
B5 Absolutely Sweet Marie 3:11
B6 5D 2:38
B7 Ladyfriend 2:31
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