Punk Retrospective

Teenage Head

If these guys had been from New York instead of Ontario, Canada  they would have been huge.  They get my respect by just naming their band after a Flamin' Groovies classic.  I wouldn't  classify these guys as strictly "punk", because you can tell they had actually listened to music BEFORE  the New York Dolls or The Stooges.  You can hear the influences on their 1979 debut self titled album. These guys must have worn out plenty of Gene Vincent, Eddie Cochran and Little Richard records.  This is some high energy stuff, poorly produced but great nonetheless. If you can't groove to "Picture my Face", "Curtain Jumper" or "Ain't Got No Sense" then you better go purchase some more Coldplay tracks from iTunes and slowly let your soul drown in the Abyss.

I absolutely think these guys could have been on the same field as the Ramones, but Canada didn't quite have the punk movement that NYC had in the late 1970's..... a shame,  they coulda' been contenders.

[play-button:http://www.teenagehead.ca/mp3s/TopDown-withMarkyRamone.mp3] Teenage Head (With Marky Ramone) - Top Down Link source

[play-button:http://dl.dropbox.com/u/6571345/Teenage%20Head%20-%20Ain't%20Got%20No%20Sense.mp3] Teenage Head - Ain't Got No Sense Link source

[play-button:http://dl.dropbox.com/u/6571345/Teenage%20Head-%20Picture%20My%20Face.mp3] Teenage Head - Picture My Face Link Source

[play-button:http://www.teenagehead.ca/mp3s/Frantic_City/04-LetsShake.mp3] Teenage Head - Let's Shake Link source

[play-button:http://www.teenagehead.ca/mp3s/Some_Kinda_Fun/08-SomeKindaFun.mp3] Teenage Head - Some Kind of Fun Link source

[play-button:http://www.teenagehead.ca/mp3s/Teenage_Head/06-CurtainJumper.mp3] Teenage Head - Curtain Jumper Link source

This is as close as I can find to a real Teenage Head Myspace page...ok, well, this says Official, but doesn't supply the music to back it up...and here's the official website.

..and here's your chance to grab some Teenage Head from Amazon....or rare stuff from Gemm.

Posted by LastofmyKind

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  1. Teenage Head rules! Canada helped define punk…D.O.A., Subhumans (Canada) and Teenage Head are just the tip of that iceberg…

    • It’s funny, I really wasn’t familiar with these guys when I lived in the States but when I moved to Canada I was introduced to them by a friend. Now they are right up there with the Ramones as all time favorites.

      RIP Frankie Venom 1957-2008

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