Rock's Backpages Library Rock's Backpages
the online library of pop writing

Roy Loney: Out After Dark

Sandy Robertson, Sounds, 18 August 1979

CHRIS WILSON, lead singer of the Flamin' Groovies, was once described as "looking a bit of a prick in orange satin", but he got off lightly compared with his predecessor. Roy A.Loney, we were informed in the course of a Groovies interview conducted some time after his departure, was fired because he wanted the group to perform songs "so lame even James Taylor wouldn't do them". But he who laughs last often makes the better records.

Total word count of piece: 701


Becoming a member is easy. Membership gives you access to all the thousands of articles in the library.

Click here to go to Subscribe page.

Click here for academic and other group subscriptions.