5.01.2008

Teenage Head - First three records




Teenage Head came together in the early 70's when four young guys from Westdale High School in Hamilton, Ontario decided to form a band. Gord Lewis, founder and leader, Frank Kerr, Steve Mahon, and Nick Stipanitz weren't buddies, but each had a strong interest in the same type of music. By May 1978, they released their first single "Picture My Face" on Epic Records, and quickly became part of the scene exploding in Toronto. The legendary self-titled debut album followed a year later, turning the heads of many because it perfectly captured the spirit of the era. What's more, it showcased the band's talent as writers, with the ability to craft songs that would continue to stand the test of time, even by today's standards.

In 2003, 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 with well known Ramones producer, Daniel Rey. The resulting album was released on April 22, 2008, titled Teenage Head with Marky Ramone. There is also rumor that there is a major motion biopic in the works. The renaissance the band has experienced has been attributed to their still reliable exuberant live shows.


TEENAGE HEAD Teenage Head 1979

TEENAGE HEAD Frantic city 1980

TEENAGE HEAD Some kinda fun 1982

1 comment:

Gerry said...

Another classic Canadian band. We have seen so many. Moxy, Goddo, Headpins, Santers, Streetheart, Frank Soda, Brutus,....etc.... And these are the ones with limited exposure to the rest of the continent. I wouldn't have wanted to grow up anywhere else at any other time. Thanks boys for the memories.

Gerry