Album: Shake Some Action, 1976
Justification: The Flamin’ Groovies always confused me, since they seemed like they should have been a sixties band rather than a proto-punk band. That’s because they were a sixties band and this – their best known song – was the title track from their fifth album. And what a killer song it is too.
Most people these days know it thanks to the Clueless soundtrack, and I really wish I could claim that my knowledge of the song came from somewhere much cooler. But it was actually the Shock Records compilation of the same name, which was and is awesome and has been responsible for several other entries. Like this one.
The band have reformed in various ways in recent years, according to Wikipedia. And let’s face it, they’d know.
SONG YOU SHOULD HAVE REDISCOVERED THIS TIME IN 2011: The Dresden Dolls were setting out their metaphorical wagon with ‘Coin Operated Boy’.
AND HERE’S THE LAST FIVE…