Friday, December 11, 2009

VA-Teenage Shutdown - Get A Move On!!! vol.7


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Teenage Shutdown: You Better Get a Move On!, subtitled "Snarl & Stomp, Rave & Rant Teen Garage Hoot," is another fine collection of jangly pop and mid-'60s folk-punk. According to the CD booklet -- which features color photos and scans of the original single labels -- this collection dates from 1966 and 1967 and "serves up a solid batch of top-shelf Kinks-meets-Raiders-inspired oompf that flows like a mofo!" No argument there. The liner notes on this particular set are a bit skimpy compared with some of the others in this series. Things get off to a rollicking start with the single that provided the comp with its title, "You Better Get a Move On" by the Soul Inc., which was reportedly written by Niki Sullivan of the Crickets. The Spades (from Winter Park, FL) offer up a moody "I'm Alright." Swirling organ is more prominent on tracks by Yesterday's Children (from lower New York state) and the Missing Lynx (from Lawrenceburg, TN), who cover Paul Revere & the Raiders' "Louie Go Home." Unlike a lot of various-artists compilations, not all of the best tracks are front-loaded here; some of the better singles come midway or toward the end. These include the Rogues' heavy bass-propelled "Put You Down," the Vaqueros' fuzz-heavy "Growing Pains" (the drummer from this northern Minnesota-based band ended up being the last original member in the group's lineup, spanning from 1961-1967), and Houston, TX's the Dave Starkey V/Just Us' "Stand There." This group featured British singer Dave Starkey, who left the band with a dilemma when he left (a contest allowing fans to pick their new name resulted with Just Us). All in all, this is a solid collection, and like each of the others in this series, the track selection and sequencing by Warren are thoughtful and the sound quality is mostly superb, with minimal EQing.
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 Get A Move On!!! [1998]


01. Soul Inc. - You Better Get A Move On [2:15]
02. The Spades - I'm Alright [2:50]
03. The Bare Facts - Watch Your Step [2:26]
04. The Third Evolution - Don't Play With Me [2:20]
05. The Chessmen - You Can't Catch Me [2:22]
06. The Checkmates - Get It While You Can [2:35]
07. The Black Watch - Left Behind [2:31]
08. The Monarchs - You've Got Love [2:22]
09. Yesterday's Children - Feelings [2:09]
10. The Rogues - Put You Down [2:12]
11. The Missing Lynx - Louie Go Home [2:09]
12. The Roots - It's Been A Long Journey [2:19]
13. The Vaqueros - Growing Pains [2:29]
14. The Starlites - Wait For Me [2:47]
15. The Dave Starky Five/Just Us - Stand There [2:28]
16. The War-Babies - Jeanie's Pub [2:25]
17. The New Things - The Only Woman You Can Trust (Mom) [3:02]
18. The Zoo - Gonna Miss Me [2:04]

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