Raging Teens Vol #1 - 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.
While most historians like to keep guitar-driven rockabilly and rock & roll from the mid-1950s to early 1960s confined to its original spawning ground of the Southern U.S., the goal of becoming the next Elvis reached to several far-flung locales, one of them being the New England seacoast. When Freddy Cannon hit national paydirt with "Tallahassee Lassie," the scene suddenly had one of their own, a local hero and a rallying point for keeping hopes and dreams alive, much like Elvis in Memphis. In this volume, we have the first real documentation of that scene during the early days of the big beat, and rock & roll with a crude edge doesn't come much finer than this.
Gene Maltais was New England's true rockabilly wild man, and the nutzo energy he pours into his renditions of "Gang War" and "The Raging Sea" is amazing; other highlights include the Satellites ("Rockateen" and "Linda Jean"), the Buccaneers ("Bye Bye Baby") and the Dusters ("Rock at the Hop" and "She's Mine"), all artists on the Massachusetts-based Cupid label.
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 Gene Maltais – The Raging Sea
A2 Alan Barnicoat – Savage
A3 Sonny Lane – Gimme The Keys
A4 Sonny Lane – Baby Baby Baby
A5 Buccaneers, The (4) – Bye Bye Baby
A6 Sonny Lane – Dizzy Guitar
A7 Satellites, The (11) – Linda Jean
A8 Alan Barnicoat – Trip To The Orient
A9 Gene Maltais – Gangwar
B1 Dusters (2), The – Rock At The Hop
B2 Sonny Lane – Hook, Line And Sinker
B3 Ricky Scott – I Didn't Mean It
B4 Tommy Childers – Goin'
B5 Satellites, The (11) – Rockateen
B6 Al Gay – Rockin' Band
B7 Dusters (2), The – She's Mine
B8 Gene Maltais – Gangwar (alt.version)
B9 Gene Maltais – The Raging Sea (alt.version)