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TEENAGE HEAD – Teenage Head

Teenage HeadTeenage Head – “Teenage Head”. Attic Records, 1979.

This band, named after a Flaming Groovies song, is often referred to as Canada’s answer to The Ramones. This album is as good today as when when it was first released in 1979.

Teenage Head was formed in 1975, when the band members were high school classmates in Hamilton, Ontario. By May 1978, they released their first single “Picture My Face” on Epic Records, and their self-titled debut, “Teenage Head”, followed a year later. The band also made an appearance at the infamous concert, nicknamed “The Last Pogo” in 1978, which ended in a riot. The concert was made into a short film by Colin Brunton, and in 2006, Brunton began a feature-length documentary about the concert, including interviews and footage of Teenage Head.

The band recorded a host of previously released material with Ramones drummer Marky Ramone at Catherine North Studios in Hamilton and Metalworks Studios in Toronto. Behind production was another Ramones alumni, Daniel Rey. The resulting album was released in Canada on April 22, 2008, titled appropriately enough, “Teenage Head With Marky Ramone”.  While you can get a copy of the album on Amazon, the original disc will take some searching (and a possible battle) on Ebay.

Teenage Head with Marky RamoneTeenage Head with Marky Ramone


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