Wednesday, January 13, 2010
ROCK Sex: "Teenage Kicks!"
ROCK Sex gets its kicks right through the night.
Today's hand-off is about the song "Teenage Kicks".
It was first done by irish punkers THE UNDERTONES in 1978. DJ John Peel immediately considered it one of his favorite songs of all time and helped push them to success on the charts and Top Of The Pops. But the single was only a warm-up for the astoundingly rock solid first album, "The Undertones".
Watch a cool feature about the recording of the song here.
THE UNDERTONES -"Teenage Kicks" (1978)
The Undertones - Teenage Kicks
Simon | MySpace Video
Sweden has a storied history of great Garage Rock bands from the 60's to today. The recent wave included luminaries like The Hives, Mando Diao, The Flaming Sideburns, and SAHARA HOTNIGHTS. SH did this adrenalized cover which was included in an expanded version of their breakthrough album, "Jennie Bomb".
SAHARA HOTNIGHTS -"Teenage Kicks" (2001)