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The "Un-Hipness" of the Flamin' Groovies.

Rock historian Ed Ward profiles "The Flamin' Groovies," a band that fought all the trends in the late 60s by putting out three-minute pop songs with anti-drug lyrics. Their best-known song was "Teenage Head."


Other segments from the episode on June 7, 1988

Fresh Air with Terry Gross, June 7, 1988: Interview with David Wise; Commentary on The Flamin' Groovies; Interview with Joan Jett; Review of Hunter Thompson's essay collection "Generation Swine...".


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