At first I thought this was an album called Flamin’ Groovies by Teenage Head, which I was looking forward to. This is great. One of my new “I can listen to every track without skipping” albums. Looking it up on Wikipedia, Mick Jagger apparently said this was a better version of Sticky Fingers, and I agree. Rockabilly edging into proto-punk. I love this so much. Favourite track: “Whiskey Woman”
I'd like to say "Teenage Head is awesome" and leave it at that, but some people might mistake that review for R. Kelly's life motto.
Unless this is just one person's personal list, i dont understand how this album could be considered an album you HAVE to listen to.
For a band I've never heard of, this album was freaking great. It's everything I love about The Rolling Stones with a healthy dose of Violent Femmes sprinkled on top. This came out the same year as "Sticky Fingers" even. Apparently, after listening to "Teenage Head" Mick Jagger was like, "Oh yeah. That's what we were trying to do with 'Sticky Fingers' but they did it better." And he's not wrong. Put the two albums up against each other and "Teenage Head" just might come out on top. Absolute monster of an album.
i love their refusal to jump on the bandwagon of the times, and instead just rip up some awesome bluesy rock & roll. fantastic album
These boys FUCK! Kinda like The Rolling Stones with a little of The Stooges thrown in. There’s almost no way they weren’t an influence on Eagles Of Death Metal and early Kings Of Leon. Pretty fun album!
Interesting albums with lots of blues and inspiration from other artists. Could hear hendrix, dylan, and elvis in a few songs. Liked the different vibes throughout the album
I've heard this band in the past, but never properly checked them out. This one apparently is the third and greatest album, just before one of the founding members left. It's quite pleasant. 30 mins of throwback rock n roll with a country tinge and some blues cover songs. If you are a big fan of 1950s/60s rock classics, you would definitely have a blast with this. I tapped my toes along to the whole thing, and there weren't any dull moments. But it's not a style I'm particularly enamoured with. 3.5
I hear a lot of Wilco
I enjoyed this bluesy early 70s rock way more than I expected to. The recording sounds fantastic and the music is really well done. The performances are so energized and visceral. These guys are really great here! Loved the rockin' tracks like "High Flyin' Baby" and "Have You Seen My Baby." "Yesterday's Numbers" has a fantastic vocal performance... one of my favorite tracks. The title track's rockin' blues vibe and supporting harmonica runs through this album like a freight train. Great stuff! There's a great bluesy vibe really evident in "City Lights" about a country boy headed to NYC to see 'the empire's tallest building where the plane shot that big monkey, and they killed him.' You also get a dose of the 50s in songs like "32-20", "Evil Hearted Ada" (which could be an early Elvis song) and "Doctor Boogie" (with a particularly fun performance by the lead singer). The last song of the original album release "Whiskey Woman" is a great closer to the album. Love this song. I prefer stopping there for the album listening experience and not playing the six additional tracks added in 1999. Not that any of the additional songs are bad - in fact I liked them - but the album really feels most complete in its original incarnation. Maybe I'm just getting tired of great albums feeling a bit compromised when bonus tracks are tacked on willy-nilly in their re-releases. I really dig this album... happy to welcome Flamin' Groovies aboard my musical library!
You can draw a direct line from this to my sweetheart Detroit 90s-00s rock scene. Hell yea
It's Been A While I guess, But Life Is Good, You're Doing Well. Keep On Focusing On The Process. And Go With The Flow That You Like.
Quite a mixture of sounds. Enjoyed the first half more but was good
I didn't know the band, but I was happily surprised. I know they are supposed to play many styles, but this album is a good rock album. It reminds me of newer rock bands like The Sheepdogs.
Great discovery, didn't know them at all, will certainly listen to it again.
Fairly fun-- very much a Rolling Stones sound. Would listen again.
american equivalent to Sticky Fingers is good, but not better than Sticky Fingers! come on, mick! fav track: whiskey woman
Favourite band name so far. This was a big fat Jam loved it all, especially Doctor Boogie and Shakin All Over. Whiskey Woman was my highlight though - surprisingly beautiful. Also a great rendition of Louie Louie.
se creedence e ny dolls tivessem um filho
Bem legal mas mt longo
Rockabilly surf-music, folded into some more mellow blues-y jams. Good stuff
Ô Meo, toca Ramones, meu!
cool cool cool
This band reminds me a lot of the Rolling stones but maybe the band and the lyrics aren't as controversial? They have that 70's rock/blues thing going though I'm not sure if there is anything totally exceptional about this album. Maybe it's here because Mick Jagger thought they were better than the Rolling Stones?
Rockzinho lá de outros tempos né, bacana, acho que até conhecia alguma, mas nada que mds adoro ouvir não.
Het heeft een paar goede nummers maar ik vind het verder veel lawaai.
Ihan uusi tuttavuus tämäkin. Mielestäni kelpo rokkia tuolta aikakaudelta. Kivasti eri tyylisiä kappaleita levyllä, ei käynyt yksitoikkoiseksi, vaikka levy olikin täyden tunnin mittainen.
Flamin and groovy! Groovy 70's rock, nothing bad about it. Whiskey Woman is my fav
Yea I liked it. There was some Elvis vibes. I can abide.
really good, Rockn'Roll!! 4.0
10th June 2021 Listened on my phone through the day - Jen still recovering from Covid and busy workday. Very hot. Had it saved on Spotify previously, I love the firdt half but not sure about the British invasion covers. Some total bangers on here though.
Slidetastic, Stones turned up to 11
Hey this album whips ass. I enjoyed it from front to back and will be listening to it again. This is some great rock with an energy all its own.
Really cool bluesy style with a distinct 70's production and vocal style. Really fun to just put on and jam out to!
WHY HAVE I NEVER HEARD OF THIS BAND?! Funky slidey Southern Beefheart grooves. Makes Television make sense. Evil Hearted Eva channels Elvis through a rockabilly sound.
Groovy is an apt description for this album!
Thoroughly enjoyed it; some classic rockabilly tracks to lighten the mood. 4.5/5
One of the best albums the Stones ever put together was not actually by the Stones. Most excellent blues rock.
Really enjoyed this. Raw guitar sound is great. Simple, balls out rockin.
What a surprise this was. I was completely unsure what to expect. The band name and title made me a li’l nervous. But then there was some good ol' bluesy, old school rock 'n' roll sounds that I really liked from the first time through…the whole thing, in fact. The vocals are sometimes a little wonky, and I jumped when they started screaming in "Yesterday's Numbers," and I'm not a big fan of gun violence threats against girlfriends (which seem to be very common in several genres of popular music). But I love all the varied guitar sounds in this. I love the bass in the title track. Each of these songs is just a little jarringly weird, and I really like them.
Classic sounds. Enjoyable and fresh. Will listen again!
Surprenant, bon blues rock ca sonne craimemt birn. 4.
I know more of this than I thought. I but dated in places mind.
Punky, Ramones achtig, goed
According to wikipedia, Teenage Head was released the same year as the Rolling Stones' album Sticky Fingers, and Mick Jagger reportedly noticed the similarities between the albums and thought the Flamin' Groovies did the better take on the theme of classic blues and rock 'n roll revisited in a modern context. I tend to agree. it is like a rougher version of Sticky Finger s(one of my favourite Stones albums), so this is a revelation. Loved the slide playing, the rough boogie, and the grunt. Fabbo, and definitively going on my want list.
leuk bluesey rock and roll album
Fine enough blues rock
Great sound- great covers. Can hear why the Stones liked them.
just a bit of bluesy rock, but has that kinda proto-punk 70s sound coming through a bit. not too bad but I'll probably never listen again. 3/5.
Decent album, but nothing that rocked my world lol
Decent album in line with early rolling stones
Decent garage rock, rock and roll sound, but nothing special or standout. I feel like this genre was out of date even when it was new. Led Zeppelin IV came out the same year and is a million times more interesting.
Cool bluesy rock. All of it is pretty good, but few stand-out hits.
Loved it and love the nana
Early Bowie mixed with the Links and Love. Need a relisten
Fav Song: Teenage Head
Not sure if I liked it or not
Cross between the cramps and secret affair! Not bad.
Good first half but fades on Side B.
Pretty alright, definitely have never heard of it before. My first exposure to this group, and I may look at their stuff again, but it's not at the top of my priorities
I think I’m kind of hoping for a classic now in this list. This one is okay. I liked a couple songs but maybe only really liked one
Besser als erwartet - 3
Nice vintage rock'n'roll, but not something I'm to keen on listening to. Actually, I didn't even know about this band, but the resemblance to the Rolling Stones is striking. And I'm not that much of a Stones' fan... :-P
Okayish luke & luke vibes
Erstmal der ganz unmittelbare Anhör-Kontext: was für eine Wohltat hier der erste Song, direkt nach dem Metallica-Quatsch, sofort Punkte gemacht. Dann erstmal leichtes Abfallen, aha - Bluesrock. Machte man damals wohl so, aber zum Ende dann ja immer punkiger, voll gut so die Phase vor und hinter Louie Louie. Solide 3,2 Punkte von mir.
Truck‘n‘Roll im Honky Tonk-Ländle. Ein vertonter Robert Crumb Comic, muckerhaft gekonnt, abwechslungsreich, gut für ne lange Autofahrten bei offenem Fenster 2.8
The Rolling Stones meet sixties garage. Groovy record with a bit too much filler. A few killer tracks though
Feels like That 70’s Show
I'm not a huge fan of this album. However, Louie Louie!?!? Are you kidding me? #rockon
interesting album and more interesting group. they were all over the place and showed a lot of their influences. i give them three platypuses - hopefully they figure out who they want to be
Never heard of this band before! Can sound like the Rolling Stones, Elvis, and the Kingstons.
Very blues, very loud. The sound is totally on point but the songwriting does nothing for me. I'm mostly just along for the ride with this album, letting it go from one song to next while soaking in the sheer bluesiness of it all. Overall good.
Hieman pikaisesti läpiuiskenneltu levy. Vasta Whiskey Womanin kohdalla heräsi oikeasti mielenkiinto ja pysähdyin kuuntelemaan. Jos koko levy olisi ollut tuon kappaleen tyylistä, niin olisi tykännyt isosti. Nyt tykkäily jäi vain sellaisen keskivertohyvän kolmosen tasolle.
Not the best but a good listen when doing something else.
New to me - some class tracks but a few filler
not my thing really
Дженерик гаражный рок-н-ролл. Вроде не бесит, но скучно. Ухо цепляется за кавер на Louie Louie, но это кавер, да и у Моторхэда забористее как-то опосля вышло.
звучит как Loaded Вельвет Андеграунда, если бы Лу Рид ливнул перед записью, а не после, а Дуг Юл решил, что надо написать побольше песен в стиле Lonesome Cowboy Bill. Но пару норм треков есть: закрывашка, Вчерашние номера, Детская голова. Делюкс трек, где поётся про shivers in my biba тоже прикольнул. 5/10
Not bad, got some potential
Song about trimming pubes! 3 stars!
Good ol fashion garage rock. Would listen again but nothing really stood out to
If the Rolling Stones and The Grateful Dead had a love child.
Very much blues rock. Ok but amazing.
I’d never heard of Flamin Groovies before this album and it’s not bad. I would say that there is definitely a noticeable Rolling Stones influence to the band’s sound. Which is not a bad thing, there are noticeable influences from multiple artists on the record. But I was left thinking “most of these songs could be on a Rolling Stones album”.
Bluesy rock-n-roll similar to Rolling Stones. Solid album for band I had not heard of before.
Rating: 6/10 Best songs: Have you seen my baby?, Yesterda's numbers, Carol
Title track was coolio.
Surprised I hadn’t heard this before, besides Louis Louis. Pretty basic. Not rushing to replay.
Rock clássico com muita cara de Stones.
I can understand the appeal of the album but I wouldn't go out of my way to listen to it- it feels very derivative of contemporaneous musical acts at the time.
Real decent groove to this album.
Not bad - I like the band, but the overall album was a take on a genre that I just didn't get super into. There were a few fun tracks on it though so I gave 3 stars.
Fun rock n roll, chaps voice gets irritating on occasion
Decent album. I knew a couple of the songs.
rock n roll from a bad i'd never heard dof
A band far better live. This is a mixed set of songs with some fine bluesy rock in there.
It was ok
I don't know man. I really wish I was more into this sort of Classic rock n' roll thing. Like I never really cared for the Rolling stones, but I feel like I enjoyed these guys more to be honest. But yeah, This rockabilly deal is really hit or miss with me. It's not bad though, It has moments where it sounds extremely 70's, tin can style. But it's decent.
Generally okay. Some songs were better, some worse. Overall not very memorable to me in any good ways
Some vaguely Rolling Stones sounds
This is an unusual album, but I liked it. I'm more a fan of the Shake Some Action iteration of the Groovies, but I’ve always admired how they did their own thing musically regardless of what was popular at the time. This one is a little ramshackle and garage rocky, with a lot of 70s attitude and just a little of a proto punk edge. Stylistically it is all over the place, to the point where it’s kind of ridiculous. They start out going for a Stones-esque bluesy rock and they end up playing rockabilly. I would ding another band endlessly for this, but somehow, they manage to pull it off. This was a lot of fun. Fave songs: Whiskey Woman, Yesterday's Numbers, City Lights, Have You Seen My Baby, Evil Hearted Ava
Bloody country & rock'n roll...
The earth didn't move but this is ok. I like this general style of music and there were a few stand-out moments. I like City Lights and some of its rhymes: laughin'/autographin', Stetson/gets in, and buildin'/killed him. The line in Have You See My Baby about talking to strangers because I'm a stranger, too, made me laugh. Dr. Boogie is pretty fun. Don't know that I'll play this whole album again but I like some of these songs enough to rotate them into play now and again.
I had never heard of this band and when I started to listen, it was not at all appealing. I checked back a little later in the day and it wasn’t as bad as I first thought. It’s bluesy-rock, which I don’t mind, but this band’s version of the style seemed rushed with little soulfulness. It just did not grab me at all.
Groovy - 3.5.
Pretty fun, 70s blues rock. Wouldn't necessarily listen to it again, but works fine as your classic rock driving music
It was better than I expected based on the album art and the incredibly stupid band name. Seriously, who named this band?? It’s such an immature name and it inspires no confidence. Tunes okay though.
Ik hoor hier van alles in: The Rolling Stones en Elvis bijv. Ik kan het goed aanhoren, maar het is bepaald niet spannend.
Dit was best leuk eigenlijk.
Best grappig, terwijl ik niet eens van garagerock houd.
Haha, zelfs Maria (dochterlief) was aan het meezingen
Bit of a strange album. Some tracks sounded 70s, some sounded 50s, more covers than I expected. Not great, just odd.
Way not what I was expecting
It was ok
Seemed pretty typical for the day. Nothong fancy.
For the first 30 seconds I was really excited to hear a full on blues rock album but then I heard the vocals and my expectations were lowered to just another 70s rock album with blues influence. Still not bad tho fav was carol
The Flamin’ Groovies have a good sound which I liked. For me the album is a bit too long. Nothing extraordinary, just a fine album. Favourite songs: - High flying’ baby - Yesterday’s numbers - Carol
Pretty good rock and rollin'
Kinda fun early 70s rock. Wavering between a more Bluesy sound and a Rockabilly sound. Unremarkable, but not unenjoyable. I don't think I'd ever add it to a playlist, but if it ever came on the radio I would probably go "hey these guys are fun!", not really remembering their name but also not turn it off.
Solid rock n roll
Margt alveg áheyrilegt, en svo kemur smá retró rockabilly inn á milli sem dregur þetta niður. Má hafa gaman af þessu en ég nenni þessu ekki oft.
2/16/2022 Today's Album: "Teenage Head" by Flamin' Groovies - I reviewed this album once before while my flight was taking off from denver and it got deleted by the time I got wifi, so here is a shorter review. This album is fairly decent. It is a lot of straightforward rock beats and progressions with some Velvet Undergound (Lou Reed) type vocals. There is a lot of guitar twang that makes this album feel quite hick-y and bluegrass-y. However, that doesn't totally take away from the technical talent in the guitar work throughout this album. There are a lot of songs that feel quite memorable and that get me bobbing my head, but then there are tracks that are fairly ugly and campy. I think overall, though, they balance these two types of tracks in a way that flows well and keeps my engaged. There are some surefire highlights on this album, like the smooth and warm Whiskey Woman or the rocking cover of Louie Louie. Some of the guitar work on this album is so impressive for how under the radar this little punk project is. There is a dirtyness to the production, but it is relatively clean compared to most punk outfits of this time. It is a great album for some straightforward dude rock and punk. I don't know quite what else to say about it since many other aspects are fairly generic, but there is a lot of personality to the aspects of this album that shine and there are many moments that are very enjoyable. It seems like a great road trip album or just one to have playing in the background of a small gathering. Score: 7.5/10 Pretty Good / Classic Highlights: High Flyin' Baby, City Lights, 32-20, Whiskey Woman, Shakin' All Over, Louie Louie, Scratch My Back
Tough and rugged rich blues album
Teenage Head winds pleasantly towards the strange as it proceeds, and I'm glad the list introduced me to the band. Perhaps I should sharpen my regard given the release date, but I'm not sure if I'll revisit this music over similar expressions.
Actually kinda a vibe.
Like a less artful Rolling Stones in places. I like the production and the overall vibe, though goodness only knows what the singer is doing on the first track - it sounds like he's gargling his own tongue.
I love the energy of this. I can't stand the band name. None of the songs get under my skin, but if I went to bars, this would probably be the bar band I'd want playing.
A more bluesy Rolling Stones
Garage rock/Rolling Stones-ish blues/proto punk. Very solid, will make a return.
Perfectly fine, if a little uninspiring. There are some good grooves here and a few that overstay their welcome. The band had something but they also lacked something, maybe that spark which would have made them pop.
sounded very generic, not good as background noise
Has a similar feel to the Rolling Stones with their take on blues and classic rock-'n'-roll. It's funny that this came out the same year as Sticky Fingers, too. Anyway, not a bad collection of tracks. It has the same vibes as Exile on Main St. in the sense that I appreciate it more than I outright like it. I wouldn't go back to listen to this but there are some awesome cuts that will be on my playlist.
alright power pop album, some tracks slaps but really nothing special.
not my cup of tea
Rolling Stones in America
Boring old man music
Tämä ei kyllä jaksanut kiinnostaa yhtään. Tylsää bluesrockia ilman mitään massasta poikkeavia elementtejä.
Meh. Had potential, but didn't really enjoy it.
3/10. The best part was the random screaming during "Yesterday's numbers"
Yep this sounds like a knock off Rolling Stones or Aerosmith. not really my vibe. Yea its a louder, faster blues album.
eh? i think i skipped most of the record boourns. its fine for background
This album sounds like it was made by multiple artists. I’m hearing Elvis, Arthur Russell, a little honkey tonk n roll, just doesn’t feel like one original, unique sound. I liked it. But was confused.
Not bad, not that special
A few of the tracks are pretty darn fun; like the dark bluesy stuff and their rockabilly track is pretty cool (almost a spoof on Elvis? can't tell...the music is great). A couple songs get a little surf-rock sounding, which adds some nice texture. I like the 'Louie Louie' cover; has a nice little breakdown section, good jam. Hadn't heard of this band or album before. It's fine, but not likely one I'll return to; not really their fault, I suppose, but in the 50 years since this album was released there are just far too many more interesting offerings out there in this style.
Old rock n roll. kinda boring
I don't know man. Flamin Groovies?? C'mon
Had one or two fun tracks. A lot was just elvis inspired nonse
Nothing special in my opinion. May have influenced a lot of albums and artists that I love, but sounds quite boring by today's standards.
it was not a bad album but definitly not my taste
Ehhhh Idk dude
not bad but very forgettable.
Starts off sounding like the rolling stones and in particular sticky fingers so im curious to know who inspired who... then there are a bunch of rock and roll standards which arent very interesting and their extended jams remind a bit of the doors (particularly on shakin all over), i liked their take on louie louie, but the standards bit of the album is nowhere nearly as interesting as the start. Oooh wikipedia says the original release is only the front bit, the rock standards are bonus from the re-issue, so thats why they are a bit mundane i suppose.
Notable tracks: city lights, yesterday’s numbers, whisky woman Notes: blues rock type of album. Was not the biggest fan of the album, on some tracks I do enjoy the actual sound of it. But overall not really impressed (only listened to the original 9 tracks)
First listen ok
Reminds me of a bar band doing covers of late 50's / early 60's rock tunes. Whiskey Woman got interesting, but much of this sounded like style pastiches.
Very disappointing. Diverse styles implied a lack of confidence in their music. Won't be listening again and skipped through later tracks on the album.
I'm sure this was very important and groundbreaking in its day and all that. But now it just sounds like the soundtrack to the bit in a buddy movie when the buddies inadvertently get into a fight in a dodgy bar. I suppose someone had to do it first.
I'm not sure if these were trailblaizers or pioneers of modern rhythm and blues, but they sound like 99% of American rock bands from 68-72. If they set the sound fair enough, but they are buried under better versions.
Warmed over Rolling Stones. So what.
Not bad, but nothing really drew me in.
I love how I started listening to this album and thought "Hey this sounds just like Exile on Main Street," and the one fun fact from the wikipedia page is that Jagger thought it sounded like Sticky Fingers. Well that's close enough. It's classic blues rock with some rockabilly and roots rock. Sounds good, but no outstanding tracks. Would likely never revisit this album outside the context of this list. Would have been 3 stars if they had originality.
First impressions is that they’re just a budget Rolling Stones. But then going through the album its quite interesting to hear all of their influences mixed in, from the blues to Elvis, showcasing their musicality. Then even touching on a bit of an early punk sound. Then ending with a complete show stopper in Whiskey Woman - Great song. Overall though, I cant get away from that generic pub rock vibe that does little to interest me. 2/5 - Pub cover band vibe with one good song
I like the band name. It's pretty basic music unfortunately and nothing special by today's standards
This was just to troll Greil Marcus, wasn’t it, because he included “Shake Some Action” (not pictured here) in his Rock History in 10 Songs (strong recommend). At their best, the FGs sound like the top Stones tribute band in suburban New Jersey, 1971 edition. Not exactly life-changing. Or, more to the point, had one died without hearing this, would anyone have noticed? 2.4 > 2.
Didn't really blow me away and I didn't enjoy the Elvis impersonation. Also amused by the Rickenbacker in the case an the album artwork. Well done, you made a purchase. Do you want to actually hold that heavy instrument? No? Didn't think so.
So side one I am there for this, strong vibes of the Stones of the same period which is a good thing and good songs. But the covers that dominate the second half are inessential and Dr Feelgood would come along soon and do this kind of stuff much better.
Recording quality was really poor
Bluesy rock and roll. Not really my cup of tea, a little boring. They manage to turn Louie Louie into a yawnfest, which is an achievement in itself.
fuck my head hurts. this was so poo. there was like 2 ok songs but they all made me angry.
Repetitive in each song (instrumentals and lyrics), diverse album overall, rock, blues, 50's and 60's vibes.
Forgettable because it just sounds like everything that had come out already. Doesn't stand out and be it's own thing and instead tows the line for what was already becoming outdated at that time.
Poundland Rolling Stones
Teenage Head by The Flamin’ Groovies (1971) The 1001 Albums You Must Hear Before You Die project presents wonderful opportunities for expanding the musical horizons of the serious listener. There are those albums that are pleasant new listening experiences created long ago—albums that breathe new life into the heart of the listener with their interesting and long-forgotten virtuosity and creativity; albums that you’re eager to add to your collection; albums that inspire deep philosophical reflection on perennial issues; albums that make powerful political statements; albums that were ahead of their time; albums that should have been classics. This album is not one of them. Dropped tempos, sloppy accompanying instrumentals, boring guitar riffs, mechanical bass lines, bad backing vocals, uncreative mixing, mindless lyrics, monotonous interludes, and over the hill rockabilly grooves, all demonstrate that The Flamin’ Groovies are a poor imitation of The Rolling Stones (when they’re not being a poor imitation of the early Elvis Presley [“Evil Hearted Ava”!—yuck]). Compare this album with the Stones’ Sticky Fingers, released the same year, and grab the Ipecac. These guys might have sufficed to play at your high school prom—yours, but not mine. Did you ignore this in 1971? If you did, it was for good reason. 1/5
What is this Old MacDonald Had a Farm sounding crap and why do I need to hear it before I die? Seems like some random rockabilly album you find for a dollar at a flea market. So insanely boring and average that I don't have anything to say about it. "Teenage Head" was my favorite track.. I think. Hard to choose a favorite shade of gray.