Raging Teens Vol #2 - LP
Norton Records has been attempting to prove that there are still great rockin' sides from the 1950s left to be unearthed with their Raging Teens series, and there are 18 good-to-great vintage rockers awaiting inspection in this edition.
The second entry in this set is no less potent, collecting up 18 tracks of early New England-style rockabilly and rock & roll.
Kicking off with Ricky Coyne & His Guitar Rockers doing "Rolling Pin Mim," and nine of the tracks come from previously unissued acetates from private collections. Ricky Coyne's blazing take of Larry Williams' "Short Fat Fannie" is one of these and one of the true highlights of the set. But equally fine in the unissued department are Curtis Johnson's "Headin' For The High School Hop," the Del Mingos' "Hop, Skip And Jump," and an alternate version of "Gangwar" by Gene Maltais that's even faster than the breakneck pace of the original 45 and sports the "original" lyrics to boot. Not as many "collectibles" as on the first volume, but some fine and rare teen band racket nonetheless, and perhaps the only place you can find a rock & roll compilation with someone named Dwarless Fearsley on it.
With 18 tracks of raw, unvarnished rockin' aboard, this volume sets the tone for the entire series.
Engineered by: V/A
Originally Released in: 1992
Number of Discs: 1
Label: Norton Records
Condition: New/ Sealed
A1 Ricky Coyne – Rollin' Pin Mim
A2 Del Mingos, The* – Hop, Skip And Jump
A3 Gene Maltais – Gangwar (alt.version)
A4 Curtis Johnson (3) – Baby, Baby
A5 Joe Therrien Jr. – I Ain't Gonna Be Around
A6 Rick & The Fairlanes – Danger
A7 Curtis Johnson (3) – Heading For The High School Hop
A8 Dwarless Fearsley – You Talk Too Much
A9 Joe Therrien Jr. – Siam
B1 Gene Maltais – Lovemakin'
B2 Gene Maltais – Deep River Blues (alt. version)
B3 Curtis Johnson (3) – Lover Boy
B4 Leigh Howell And The Uniques – Moving Too Slow
B5 Ricky Coyne – Short Fat Fannie
B6 Ricky And The Rock-its – Honey Child
B7 Spirals, The (2) – Baby You Just Wait
B8 Javalins, The (2) – Hold On Tight
B9 Gene Maltais – The Bug