Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
Genres: Alternative Rock, Pop, Rock
The pairing of legendary drummer Marky Ramone with Teenage Head is just one of those things you dream could happen. The Canadian kings of party rock, over the course of seven albums Hamilton, Ontario's Teenage Head has be... more »
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The pairing of legendary drummer Marky Ramone with Teenage Head is just one of those things you dream could happen. The Canadian kings of party rock, over the course of seven albums Hamilton, Ontario's Teenage Head has been one of Canada's most popular rock bands. Their influence on popular music is easy to see; bands such as the Headstones, Tragically Hip and the Sadies have all openly admitted their admiration for the legendary band. Marky Ramone was, of course, drummer for one of the most important bands in the history of rock music, The Ramones, and is still considered to this day as one of the greatest living rock drummers. This amazing union happened in the spring of 2003 at Hamilton, Ontario's Catherine North studio, after Marky played a show in Hamilton, Ontario at the local rock club The Underground. "I did some shows there in Hamilton and became friends with the band Teenage Head," says Ramone. "They asked me to do an album with them. So they sent me the CD of the songs they had already recorded and I learnt them." The rest they say is magic.
Craig Cooper | Dallas, TX | 01/17/2007
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Teenage Head got banned from my high school back around 79/80 or so, so it's all good."
My favorite album
Mark | Moose Jaw, Sk. | 02/05/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This is positively my favorite Canadian rock album of all-time! This new version has several bonus songs, including their great and hilarious "Disgusteen"-currently available on "Frantic City". We need this back in print!!"
Re-issue this already!!!
Brewzerr | On the fault line, CA | 09/18/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Canada had some rippin' bands in the late 70's/early 80's, and Teenage Head were one of the best examples. I have no idea why Canada gets so overlooked down here in the states. Maybe it's because so many of those bands never got around to touring our vast expanses on a regular basis (D.O.A. being the exception). Maybe it's because of Canadian record labels not having the distribution muscle in our market. Whatever. Either way it's a damn shame more yanks don't know about Teenage Head or about this album in particular. It's amazing from start to finish, full of catchy, memorable punked-up rock 'n roll with that great late 70's raw, crisp, yet full analog production. Somebody said in an earlier review it sounds like The Ramones with a Chuck Berry edge, and I'd have to agree... but I hear all kinds of great rock 'n roll influences in there. Mainly that of the band they took their name from - The Flamin' Groovies, specifically first album-era Groovies. There's also a pretty heavy nod to the New York Dolls, which is obvious not only in their overall sound, but in their back-cover look as well. I remember the first time I ever heard or saw Teenage Head was in the '82 punksploitation movie "Class of 1984", where they were briefly shown playing their awesome "Ain't Got No Sense" to a rowdy crowd of Toronto punks (with a few actors thrown in), and for years I looked for their records without any results. I finally scored this amazing disc many years later via ebay, and I was anything but disappointed. This is top-rate stuff that keeps a perfect balance of punk aggression and rock 'n roll attitude. Very much needs to be re-issued. Get it if you can find it."