Tom Sinclair
August 06, 1999 AT 04:00 AM EDT

Flamingo

type
Music
Current Status
In Season

We gave it an A-

If you only know these guys from their ’76 power-pop classic, Shake Some Action, prepare to be surprised. 1970’s Flamingo boasts two minor masterpieces (”Comin’ After Me,” ”Second Cousin”) and a lovably loopy rockabilly aesthetic; Head, from 1971, is a cornucopia of hard-edged, Stonesy rock, capped by that great, proto-punk title track. Factor in the bonus cuts (mostly ’50s oldies), and you’ve got all the ingredients for a Groovies kind of love. Flamingo: A-

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