American precursors to punk rock and power pop, The Flamin' Groovies' story goes all the way back to 1965, when the band began as the Chosen Few in their hometown of San Francisco, CA. After a name change and a self-released 10-inch album called Sneakers, which sold amazingly well, the band caught the attention of Columbia Records, who signed them and released their first real album, Supersnazz (1969), on the Epic label. Their next two albums were released on the Kama Sutra label: the revered Richard Robinson-produced catalog classics Flamingo (1970) and Teenage Head (1971). The latter much more of a blues departure that sounds like the Rolling Stones recorded at Sun Records. Teenage Head was the band's last with lead singer, Roy A. Loney. His raw and plaintive vocals and Cyril Jordan's gritty guitar, power such standout tracks as "High Flyin Baby" and the title cut.