A latter-day formation of the Flamin' Groovies laid down this rock & roll anthem on its Dave Edmunds-produced 1976 album of the same name. The Groovies' minimal, roots-of-rock style fit right in with the stripped-down punk rock coming out of England at the time, though it was not meant to compete with the new, underground sound. Rather, it was an attempt at a real Top 40 single reminiscent of a British Invasion tune, with all the right elements: great chorus, gigantic guitar riff, and a drum sound recalling the iconic Phil Spector sound. Cyril Jordan co-wrote it with Chris Wilson who'd become his songwriting partner after Roy Loney's departure from the group in 1971. Alas, the shimmering jangle-rocker failed to crack the charts, but its abiding spirit-of-rock & roll vibe forever canonized the group and the song into the hall of all that's great about rock & roll. Teenage rebellion is rock's stock-in-trade and it remained the Groovies' musical raison d'être throughout the course of its long career. A few covers of the song exist, most significantly Cracker's straight-ahead version for the 1995 soundtrack to Clueless.