Wednesday, January 13, 2010

ROCK Sex: "Teenage Kicks!" - The Undertones > Sahara Hotnights > Sunshine And The Rain

ROCK Sex gets its kicks right through the night.

Today's culture hand-off follows the song "Teenage Kicks".


It was first done by Irish Punks 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".

THE UNDERTONES -"Teenage Kicks" (1978)

Sweden has a storied history of great Garage Rock bands from the '60s to today. The recent wave included luminaries like The Hives, Mando Diao, The Flaming Sideburns, and Sahara Hotnights. The latter did this adrenalized cover which was included in an expanded version of their breakthrough album, "Jennie Bomb".

SAHARA HOTNIGHTS -"Teenage Kicks" (2001)

The standard has also been covered by The Vibrators, U2, Supergrass, Franz Ferdinand, Nouvelle Vague, Green Day, Skunk Anansie, Rasputina, The Coral, and The Raconteurs (with Jack White).

Here's a new variant on the main riff.

SUNSHINE AND THE RAIN -"I'm Not Your Girl" (2017)

© Tym Stevens

See Also:
-The Real History of Rock and Soul!: A Music Player Checklist

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