Thursday, June 29, 2006

Get Action
Year - 1994
Label - Crypt Records
Covers - Yes (300dpi)
Format - (CD) mp3 @ 128kbps
Size - 34.1 MB (Unpacked)
Country - Japan
Genre - Garage Punk Rock
Buy here - (U$ 10)

Aside from Guitar Wolf, Teengenerate are the best-known Japanese garage act in the United States, and their savage beat gets proper LP attention with Get Action. The band blasts through a dozen sound-alike tracks with good-natured violence and electrical velocity, produced on the cheap and recorded in one sitting so that the whole mess sounds like a crackling mass of static through a dusty stylus. Sometimes the band gets lost in the murk, but more often they come through with sheer adolescent energy and sloppy R&B aplomb. Greasier than the Ramones, more youthful than the Pagans, Teengenerate blaze with a nearly hardcore fury but it always sounds like a party, even at their wildest. Like Guitar Wolf, Teengenerate have a fairly fractured sense of the English language, but their grasp of American rock & roll conventions is tighter than the surreal interpretation of the mighty Wolf, making for less idiosyncratic listening but more reliable dance action. "Dressed in Black" is the hit, an irresistible chant-along number with a chunky riff and pogo-ready rhythm. Other great tracks are the breakneck opener "Mess Me Up," the juicy power pop of "Right Now," and their nearly unrecognizable race through "Shake, Rattle & Roll." Guaranteed to leave xenophobic punks quaking in their American-made boots. - - by Fred Beldin ( - -

** tracks **
1. Mess Me Up
2. 1979
3. Dressed in Black
4. Fake Fake Fake
5. Human Tornado
6. Plastic Man
7. Let's Get Hurt
8. Right Now
9. Radio 55
10. Front Page
11. She's So Fine
12. Something Got You
13. Kicked Out of the Weebelos
14. Don't Leave Me
15. I Don't Wanto to Follow You
16. Hey Baby
17. Shake, rattle & Roll

** download link **


Anonymous said...

this is one of the best garagepunk albums ever!!!
I've bought the lp back in 1995 and from the moment the needle went down to wax my whole understanding of punk changed. it was my first "real" garagepunk album and I was so flashed, the next years I tried to get every lp from crypt records - a label, that started it all. remember "the dirtys"? "the oblivians"? "new bomb turks"? "the beguiled"? "Los Ass-Draggers"? etc nearly every lp from crypt is great!

teengenerate were my famous crypt band, 'cause they sounded so dirty, fast and furious and their totally great underproduced songs had so much power. pogo pogo pogo!!! everything in the red!!!

listening to this ultra great lp again I'm feeling like a young teenager back in 95, 16 years old, wearing dirty t-shirts and ripped tight jeans, drinking beer in the hot sun, smoking weed and having fun with my frinds. guys with glasses, without pretty girlfriends, uncool non-skaters, pretty and great people. great times with a great garagepunk-soundtrack...
thanks for posting this fantastic cd! keep on, mate!
cheers from germany,
chris leftover

Robert.Johnsson said...

Hey Nagiants.
THIS is really a great trashy band !

Looks like this is the type of bands that will be missing on this year Roskilde Festival here in Denmark.

Thanx for sharing.


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Anonymous said...

You should check out the AMERICAN SOUL SPIDERS sometime (if ya haven't yet). They were the band Teengenerate evolved out of. TG are mighty good, but if ya can get yer paws on any A.S.S. stuff, do it. Really raw r'n'r.