I’ve been waiting been waiting 40 years to see the Flamin Groovies so the potential for disappointment is huge. From the start though it’s clear to see that the band are enjoying playing and and are glad to see a reasonable, but not sold out, crowd has come to see them on a Wednesday night.
The set list is drawn largely from their three Sire albums,released between 1976 and 1979 together with a smattering of songs from earlier in their long career.
The line up of three long standing members Cyril Jordan, George Alexander and Chris Wilson, and relative newcomer Victor Penalosa, and their enthusiasm prevents them becoming a tribute to themselves.
They say it’s good to be back in Leeds, although I don’t remember them ever playing here before. I hope they do again.
Decent support from Nervous Twitch and, particularly, The Breakdowns.