Teenage Head

Teenage Head

by Flamin Groovies
     
 

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Miriam Linna once opined that the Roy Loney-era lineup of the Flamin' Groovies suggested what the Rolling Stones would have sounded like if they'd sworn their allegiance to the sound and style of Sun Records instead of Chess Records. If one wants to buy this theory (and it

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Miriam Linna once opined that the Roy Loney-era lineup of the Flamin' Groovies suggested what the Rolling Stones would have sounded like if they'd sworn their allegiance to the sound and style of Sun Records instead of Chess Records. If one wants to buy this theory (and it sounds reasonable to me), then Teenage Head was the Groovies' alternate-universe version of Sticky Fingers, an album that delivered their toughest rock & roll beside their most introspective blues workouts. (In his liner notes to Buddha's 1999 CD reissue of Teenage Head, Andy Kotowicz writes that Mick Jagger noticed the similarities between the two albums and thought the Groovies did the better job.) While the Flamin' Groovies didn't dip into the blues often, they always did right by 'em, and "City Lights" and "Yesterday's Numbers" find them embracing the mournful soul of the blues to superb effect, while their covers of "Doctor Boogie" and "32-20" honor the originals while adding a energy and attitude that was all their own. And the rockers are among the best stuff this band ever put to tape, especially "High Flying Baby," "Have You Seen My Baby?," and the brilliant title track. And unlike Flamingo, Teenage Head sounds just as good as it deserves to; Richard Robinson's production is clean, sharp, and gets the details onto tape with a clarity that never gets in the way of the band's sweaty raunch. While Flamingo rocks a bit harder, Teenage Head is ultimately the best album the Flamin' Groovies would ever make, and after Roy Loney left the band within a few months of its release, they'd never sound like this again. [Buddha reissued the album in 1999, adding quite a few bonus tracks in the process.]

Product Details

Release Date:
03/01/2008
Label:
Sbme Special Mkts.
UPC:
0886972503028
catalogNumber:
725030
Rank:
30333

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Flamin Groovies   Primary Artist
George Alexander   Bass,Band
Kann Berg   Vocals
Jean Charles Costa   Vocals
James Luther Dickinson   Piano
Cyril Jordan   Guitar,Vocals,Band
Roy Loney   Vocals
Tim Lynch   Guitar,Band
Danny Mihm   Drums,Band
Karin Berg   Vocals

Technical Credits

Buddy Holly   Composer
Norman Petty   Composer
George Alexander   Contributor
Jerry Allison   Composer
Alan Corbeth   Engineer,Remixing
Jean Charles Costa   Contributor
Cyril Jordan   Contributor
Roy Loney   Contributor
Tim Lynch   Contributor
Danny Mihm   Contributor
Richard Robinson   Producer
Karin Berg   Contributor
Richard Meltzer   Contributor
Mike Ragogna   Reissue Producer
Murray Brenman   Art Direction
Richard Robinson   Producer
Andy Kotowicz   Liner Notes

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