Photos: Flamin’ Groovies Hometown Return

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Cyril Jordan and Chris Wilson of the Flamin’ Groovies. Photos by Mark Murrman

Following a quick romp through Japan and Australia, San Francisco legends the Flamin’ Groovies played a hastily arranged show in their hometown this past weekend—the first time this version of the band has played locally since 1981.

The mid-’70s era Flamin’ Groovies, with founder Cyril Jordan, George Alexander (bass), Chris Wilson (also of UK band the Barracudas), and Victor Penalosa (drums) tore through a tight set of their near-hits, kicking off with the slow-burning “Yeah My Baby,” before running through their power-pop classics, “You Tore Me Down,” “I Can’t Hide,” and of course, “Shake Some Action.”

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Photos: Flamin’ Groovies Hometown Return

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