It’s no secret that TEENAGE NEWS loves Bobby Jameson. He stars in both Issue#1 and Issue#2. Bobby Jameson will always be TEENAGE NEWS.
What is happening in San Francisco right now might be a snapshot of what is happening in America. The tech money that has come in here, and the way that San Francisco is handling it, is screwing a lot of poor people really hard and in a really bad way. It is ruining people’s lives. We are losing a really important part of San Francisco culture. I feel outnumbered as someone who came up here when I was 16, and as a working class person. I can’t afford to shop at these shops, or eat at these restaurants. If I didn’t have rent control, God forbid I should lose it, I couldn’t afford to stay here. None of my life would be possible… All I can do is write a song about it.
Since 1968 Arthur Brown has simultaneously confused, impressed, educated and shocked the world with his highly original performance art that extends untouchable concepts into the masses’ hands. He made the first performance art album, he was one of the first performance artists to tour internationally, and he was first to utilize several cutting edge technologies that both set the trend and envisioned the future. Arthur Brown’s latest invention, the “Brain Hat Helmet,” makes it possible for thoughts to create music in real time. READ AND LEARN; Arthur Brown uses his knowledge from the past to be combative in the future.
The following is an excerpt from Issue #2’s interview with Cherie Currie from the Runaways. The full interview and Issue#2 can be purchased here: http://www.storenvy.com/products/6668737-teenage-news-2
Before the Runaways were a movie they were a band coined up by the Lord of Garbage, Kim Fowley. The Runaways were five young girls playing, singing, and releasing studio albums on Mercury Records in the 1970’s. Cherie Curie was the lead singer in the Runaways, and is now touring and preparing the release of her new album.
Here is a collection of 19 songs by Kim Fowley from the 1960’s. In the 1960’s Kim released 5 LPs, several singles, and produced/published/wrote too many songs to count. This selection only features songs where Kim sang lead vocal and skips over the entire “Good Clean Fun” album that came out in 1968 and much of his non-psychedelic work. Only so much garbage can fit on a single CD. Stay tuned for the best of Kim Fowley’s 1960’s productions.
This excerpt originally appeared in its entirety in TEENAGE NEWS #1 from May 2013. I interviewed Kim Fowley on January 9, 2013 at 9:30PM. Kim Fowley wrote the introduction, spewing out a short 3rd-person bio. During the interview he kept reassuring me that this would be the last interview he ever did because he was expecting to die any moment. Over a year later, he is still alive in West Hollywood, California where the world wishes him the best as he continues his fight against cancer. Kim Fowley has been involved in 5,000 songs and deserves recognition.