I’LL HAVE A... BUCKET OF BRAINS collects all the recordings the band made for United Artists in England in 1972 - primarily with Dave Edmunds at Rockfield in Monmouth, Wales - including “Slow Death”, “Married Woman”, “Tallahassee Lassie”, and two songs that would remain in the can until later in the decade, “Shake Some Action” and “You Tore Me Down”. This is the period that saw the band transition from punky R&B and rockabilly-inspired roots rockers to flashy Stones-types, on their way to becoming Beatles/Byrds/Stones-inspired power pop greats.
This long-lost collection supposes the 1972 Groovies album that never was, and this reissue comes with greatly expanded packaging, including the original liner notes by Groovies superfan and Bucketful of Brains publisher Jon Storey alongside a new essay by fellow Groovies superfan and Barracudas guitarist Robin Wills. As an extra bonus, we also include a reprint of an over-the-top original Nick Kent feature on the band, first published in 1972 in the UK underground paper Frendz and never-before reprinted.
1. Shake Some Action
2. Tallahassee Lassie
3. Married Woman
4. Get A Shot Of Rhythm & Blues
5. Slow Death
6. You Tore Me Down
7. Little Queenie
8. Shake Some Action (95 Mixdown – Original Speed)