Shake Some Action by the Flamin' Groovies is probably one of the best albums you've never heard. At the time it came out in the mid-seventies, it had to compete not only with other "power-pop" albums by artists such as Badfinger and Raspberries, but also with bands and artists representing the then-popular "California Sound" of Jackson Browne, The Eagles, Linda Ronstadt, etc. Besides, music hadn't sounded like this for about ten years. The Groovies' music has always been about ten years behind the times, thus insuring their place in cult rock history. However, few "retro-rock" albums are quite this stunning: paired with Dave Edmunds (one of rock's great traditionalists), the Groovies created one of the best British Invasion album of the 60s, ten years after the fact. The album is split pretty evenly between covers and originals, with standouts being the anthemic title track, "Please Please Girl", "You Tore Me Down", and the album closer "I Can't Hide", but these are just icing on the cake. It's unfortunate, then, that this album seems to have gotten lost in the shuffle.