Teenage Head with Marky Ramone CD - Sonic Unyon

East Coast punk meets Canadian punk on Teenage Head with Marky Ramone. It's been a long time but the rarely heard Ontario-based Teenage Head is back, this time with drum ace Marky Ramone along for the ride. Teenage Head with Marky Ramone is 36-minutes of rambunctious mayhem that captures a headlong studio visit recorded half a decade ago, comprised of Teenage Head fan faves such as Ramones-ish "Ain't Got No Sense," vintage-colored "Full-Time Fool," and surf-tinted "You're the One I'm Crazy For." Ramones producer Daniel Rey was brought in, and gives the dozen tracks a crisp, spirited delivery that amps up Gord Lewis' buzzing guitar and the 1-2-3-4 walloping rhythm. Back in the late 1970s and early 1980s, Teenage Head, named after a Flamin Groovies song, was a non-stop punk-roots party band. This re-recorded material proves that Teenage Head still worship parties ("Some Kinda' Fun"), girls ("Lucy Potato"), fast cars ("Top Down"), boozin' all night long ("Teenage Beer Drinkin' Party"), and generally having as much reckless fun as possible. Teenage Head continues to take inspiration from rockabilly, the Dictators and likeminded trash-culturists, and quite obviously the Ramones (the group was once dubbed as the Canadian Ramones), and Teenage Head with Marky Ramone is proof positive that keeping an old machine well-tuned can result in a high-octane outcome. (Doug Simpson)



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