Teenage Head

July 15, 2008 | Format: MP3

$9.99
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Product Details

  • Original Release Date: July 15, 2008
  • Release Date: July 15, 2008
  • Label: Buddha Records
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  • Total Length: 1:00:18
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  • ASIN: B001C0ACZK
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (23 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #77,979 Paid in Albums (See Top 100 Paid in Albums)

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16 of 16 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on September 8, 1999
Format: Audio CD
An all-time classic that has never received the unlimited worship it deserves. Anyone into the Stones, Stooges, MC5, Feelgoods etc who doesn't have this in the collection is only half the person they think they are. Not a duff track and several that will blow your head off. The Groovies fell down the crack between the '60s and punk and consequently never made the dough they should have. But at least this music hasn't staled or become over familiar, nearly 30 years later it still sounds as fresh as ever.
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16 of 19 people found the following review helpful By M. S. Ulbricht on April 6, 2001
Format: Audio CD
While other bands in the Bay Area were into their spaced out, unfocused drivel, the Flamin' Groovies were honing their skills on straight ahead, power driven, rock and roll. Probably the best American band that should've, but didn't hit the big time. The Groovies made some fine records, but Teenage Head remains their crowning acheivement. This recording is as fresh today as it was when it was released in 1971. The songwriting duo of Cyril Jordan and Roy Loney were probably the best in the business at the time, and the only real challangers in the field were Keith Richards and Mick Jagger. In fact comparisons of Teenage Head to the Stones Sticky Fingers LP were often pointed out. After hearing Teenage Head Jagger stated that the Groovies did a better job than the Stones did on Sticky Fingers. So why is Teenage Head such a great album? First of all, the material on the record varies from the hard driving Proto Punk anthemic title cut, to taut acoustic blues numbers such as a revamped version of Robert Johnson's 32-20 and City Lights, then moves into areas such as the high energy rockabilly number Evil Hearted Ada, or the easy going cool of Doctor Boogie, while containing a couple of power ballads such as Yesterdays Numbers and Whiskey Woman, along with a couple of no nonsense rockers like Have You Seen My Baby? and the fantastic High Flyin' Baby. What really makes this recording something special is the consistent high caliber of musicianship througout the whole affair which makes Teenage Head a virtually seamless masterpiece of manic rockin' out. Rarely does a record meet with its inteded purpose as well as it does on Teenage Head. The seven added bonus tracks of raw, well played, unapologetic, rock and roll only leaves you wanting more.Read more ›
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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful By guy peters on September 22, 2000
Format: Audio CD
Although they are largely unknown (in Belgium , at least), the Flamin' Groovies made certainly one hell of a record with Teenage Head, which is simply better than any straight rock record released in the same time. Stones? Faces? Oh no, this is the one to go for, this is one of those records that deserves better (just like the Minutemen's 'Double Nickels on the Dime' or Thin White Rope's 'Moonhead', or Fugazi's 'Repeater',...) and ought to be heard by every serious music lover.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By "tdc1967" on September 26, 2002
Format: Audio CD
I got this disc used at a bookstore in Washington DC a couple of years ago. What grabbed me was the cover photo - I had never heard of the band, but they looked like they were a no-nonsense gritty garage band. I had no idea what to expect.
I was initially surprised at variety of music they played, from rock to blues to rockabilly to Elvis-esque to mellow acoustic. (The disc also has bonus tracks, cover tunes, and live stuff). After listening to it the first time, I thought it was merely OK. After listening to it again, I started to hear the raw straight-to-the-amp guitar, the extended jams, and it's grown on me ever since. Liner notes make reference to Mick Jagger allegedly saying this album is better than the Stones' "Sticky Fingers" - I wouldn't go quite that far - but it's pretty darn close. (The piano player from the "Fingers" sessions even plays on 3 of the tracks.)
It was a lucky find for me - I recommend it.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Joel Barnett on March 26, 2000
Format: Audio CD
This is mostly in response to the 2 earlier posts about this LP, (OK, date me). This will definitely appeal to the MC5/Stooges crowd, and indeed anyone who interested in where punk came from. Is it exactly like that - of course not, but it has the spirit and it is real RNR. Also check out the NY Dolls, Dictators, Carl Perkins, Pretty Things. It's timeless - just avoid the fluff and get the good stuff.
Flamin' Groovies 'teenage head' and 'flamingo'
GOOD STUFF
Rock on baby
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By George a Pletz on January 16, 2008
Format: Audio CD
The first time I heard 'em, it was thanks to a copy of Trouser Press and a BMG deal where I just threw in a best of to see what it was about. I enjoyed it and like so many cds, it got lost through a series of state to state moves. And you know what happens...you forget! So Christmas '07, I got that really great garage rock gargantuan Nuggets Vol 1. And if you got that, you know what that does...Must get more garage rock! So some pokin' around and next thing you know you come across The Flamin' Groovies. So After a little deliberation, I ordered this one. And it was worth every penny! So what do you get? A great concise Stonesy rock album with some really great covers in the form of a tight little set of bonus tracks! And to the Groovies credit, they actually straddle the line between making them own and being reverent. I think the solos on these bonus tracks and their own orignals are just right.(Their takes on Shakin' All Over and Louie Louie are choice!) Long enough to explore the groove but not turn all wanky. They are clearly enjoying themselves.
Their sound literally catches the 60s turning into the 70s. But even better than that there is a strange contemporary twist to the proceedings that shows style is timeless. It maybe a classic rock sound but this is no oldies trip. There is a proto-punk snottiness to Roy Loney's vocals that makes me believe that Iggy Pop may have has an album or two in his collection. I also wouldn't be surpised if Steve Wynn doesn't dig these guys as well. This is some fine Glimmer Twins style jamming here. You have the point by now..Get this if you want if you like that pure roots inflected rock. A digger's delight!
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