Punks? Garage rockers? Revivalists? Power Pop Godfathers? All of the above and then some.
Throughout the many fiery incarnations of the Flamin’ Groovies; bassist George Alexander (who learned to play the instrument at the behest of founding members and friends Roy Loney and Tim Lynch) served as the band’s steady anchor since their formation in San Francisco in 1965.
A groovey (pun intended) player who works the pocket, George’s approach to the instrument is steeped in the timeless tradition of outlining the changes with a flair for a thundering riff when the situation warrants as exemplified by simpatico bassists Bill Wyman, Paul Samwell-Smith, and Peter Quaife.