Fans of 60s and 70s sounds will have the chance to travel back in time thanks to the concerts that US band The Flamin’ Groovies and Brit band Buzzcocks will be giving in Gijón this coming spring.
Forerunners of punk rock and power pop, The Flamin’ Groovies form part of the line-up for the Gijon Sound Festival and will be playing at the Sala Albeniz club on 15th April accompanied by guest artist Roy Loney, the original lead singer until leaving in 1971. The band’s other original members, Cyril Jordan (guitar, vocals) and George Alexander (bass, harmonica, vocals), will be playing along with Chris Wilson (vocals, guitar), who replaced Loney in 1971, and Victor Penalosa (drums). Released in 1971, their album Teenage Head is listed in the 2006 book 1001 Albums You Must Hear Before You Die.
Brit punk band Buzzcocks, who are celebrating their 40th Anniversary, will also be playing at the Sala Albeniz club on 14th May. The current line-up features two of the band’s historical members, Pete Shelley (vocals, guitar, keyboards) and Steve Diggle (vocals, guitar), accompanied by Chris Remington (bass), who joined the band in 2008, and Danny Farrant (drums) who has been with the band since 2006. Formed in Bolton, Buzzcocks are considered a major influence on the Manchester music scene, with some even saying that without Buzzcocks “there’d be no Smiths or Radiohead.”
So dust off your 60s and 70s glad rags and enjoy some good sounds… Flamin’ Buzzcocks!