I’ll Have A… Bucket Of Brains: The Original 1972 Rockfield Recordings For U.A
The Flamin’ Groovies “I’ll Have A… Bucket Of Brains: The Original 1972 Rockfield Recordings For U.A” CD GUWDM006
Released 29th November 2019 (UK/Ireland Only)
GROWN UP WRONG! RELEASES AN UPGRADE OF THE LONG-LOST GROOVIES COLLECTION “I’LL HAVE A… BUCKET OF BRAINS”, WHICH DOCUMENTS THE BAND’S STINT WITH UNITED ARTISTS RECORDS IN LONDON IN 1972.
Our reissue of the 1995 EMI collection I’LL HAVE A… BUCKET OF BRAINS collects all the recordings the band made for United Artists in England in 1972 – primarily with Dave Edmunds at Rockfield in Monmouth, Wales – including “Slow Death”, “Married Woman”, “Tallahassee Lassie”, and two songs that would remain in the can until later in the decade, “Shake Some Action” and “You Tore Me Down”. This is the period that saw the band transition from punky R&B and rockabilly-inspired roots rockers to flashy Stones-types, on their way to becoming Beatles/Byrds/Stones-inspired power pop greats. This long-lost collection supposes the 1972 Groovies album that never was, and this reissue comes with greatly expanded packaging, including the original liner notes by Groovies superfan and Bucketful of Brains publisher Jon Storey alongside a new essay by fellow Groovies superfan and Barracudas guitarist Robin Wills. As an extra bonus, we also include a reprint of an over-the-top original Nick Kent feature on the band, first published in 1972 in the UK underground paper Frendz and never-before reprinted.
Grown Up Wrong! is releasing I’LL HAVE A… BUCKET OF BRIANS alongside a BETWEEN THE LINES: THE COMPLETE JORDAN/WILSON SONGBOOK ‘71-81, a new collection which compiles, for the first time ever, all the original songs written by Groovies Cyril Jordan and Chris Wilson in the classic second version of the band. These two releases together tell the real story of the frequently misunderstood Flamin Groovies second incarnations, and reveal why they were so influential at the time and why so many fans – including us here at Grown Up Wrong! – consider them to be one of the greatest rock’n’roll groups of all time.
- Shake Some Action
- Tallahassee Lassie
- Married Woman
- Get a Shot of Rhythm & Blues
- Slow Death
- You Tore Me Down
- Little Queenie
- Shake Some Action (95 Mixdown – Original Speed)