On the Flamin’ Groovies’ 1976 album Shake Some Action, the group helped pave the way for a new era in rock music, one based heavily in pre-psych ‘60s, but a progression forward into a new sound commonly known as “jangle pop.”
The sound of this record is an integral part to the band that takes its name from it. Shake Some Action! make sun-kissed Rickenbacker-rock that continues the tradition of the great power pop forbearers like the Kinks and Big Star, along with the jangle pop pioneers of the ‘80s like R.E.M. and the Feelies.The exclamation point amended to the name bears weight as well – their sound takes their influences’ jangly past and brings it into a caffeinated now, with high energy records and performances that have been championed by KEXP and White Town’s Jyoti Mishra.
Read our interview with founding member James Hall over at Jingle Punks Magazine.