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Teenage News

Teenage News

(Duplicated CD)
  • By Blow-Up
  • Release 18/11/2013
  • Music Genre Rock
  • Media Format CD
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Compared endlessly by enraptured critics to Mott the Hoople, the Velvet Underground, Bob Dylan and the New York Dolls, Blow-Up made their debut as teenagers in the final days of 1977. They became a fixture on the L.A. scene, first recording for legendary indie Bomp Records and later providing key songs for the motion pictures Up the Academy and Flashback. Their 1984 album Easy Knowledge made best-of-the-year lists from the likes of Mikal Gimore and Robert Christgau and they were nominated as 'Best Underground Band' at the inaugural L.A. Weekly awards in 1987 alongside Social Distortion and Jane's Addiction. Teenage News (1976-1980), is the companion release to Groovy Dynamite Heavy Now (1981-1988), and covers the band's early years. It collects demos by the formative, Berkeley-based Top Cat lineup; two rare unreleased songs intended as a single for Bomp Records, one a version of the New York Dolls' never recorded 'Teenage News,' and the original Dead-End-Kids-on-speed take of 'Hanging Out at the 7-Eleven;' live tracks captured at the Whisky A-Go-Go and Mabuhay Gardens; and songs used in the Mad Magazine movie Up the Academy, including 'Beat the Devil' and the oft-covered cult classic 'Kicking Up a Fuss.' Originally released in 2006, and newly remastered by the group, this is the first time Teenage News has been available to the digital market. What they said then: Pleasant Gehman, BAM Magazine: 'For those of you who don't know, Blow-Up formed in Berkeley but relocated to L.A. in 1977. They made their debut at the legendary Masque and gigged with everyone who was anyone in those days, including Berlin, the Dead Kennedys, Jim Carroll and the Replacements. They made quite a few singles and records, were always raved about by critics, and played raw, raucous rock with cool pop elements. Everyone used to say they were glam throwbacks... as in Mott the Hoople, not as in Poison. In fact, they were such a great band and so far ahead of their time...' Mikal Gilmore, L.A. Herald Examiner: 'The best new garage-pop band in L.A.... Strives for transcendence in the face of mundane fortune and finds much to affirm in that quest... They're pretty amazing... ' Robert Christgau, Village Voice: 'In the great smart teen tradition. A Minus.' Chris Willman, BAM Magazine: 'Hip wit, funky but chic anti-style and Jagger-like swagger...' Vocals: Jody Worth Guitars: Bruce Nicholson (all tracks) Pat DiPuccio (6-16) Tommy Dunbar (1,2) Keyboards: Christian Super (all) Daniel Lazerus (14,15) Bass: David Harrington (6-9,16) Barry McBride (3,4) Matt Lee (10) Don Walton (11-15) Drums: Art Arroyo (6-16) Doug Cater (1,2) David West (3-5,10) Produced by Jody Worth, Bill Evans, Alan Douglas, EJ Emmons, Chaz Ramirez & Winter Lazerus.

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Artist: Blow-Up
Title: Teenage News
Genre: Rock
Attributes: Duplicated CD
Release Date: 18/11/2013
Label: CD Baby
Media Format: CD
UPC: 888174389219

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