Dead In Your Head: an Interview with Jennifer Clavin

ISSUE #2

The following excerpt appeared in full in Issue#2 of TEENAGE NEWS. Issue#2 is almost sold out; buy it before you regret its high investment potential.

Bleached is from LA and they play the Bay Area all the time. But The Bay Area shouldn’t feel too special because Bleached is always on the road playing everywhere.  Keep your eyes out for that.  With three, wicked 45’s under their belt, they decided, on April 2, 2013, to grace the world with the release of their debut LP, “Ride Your Heart.” It is available to you closer than you think.

FRIGHTWIG ARE THE TRUE PIONEERS

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Last night TEENAGE NEWS caught Frightwig at the Regency Ballroom in San Francisco. It was a perfect show that no true “Punk” shoulda missed. Frightwig are original gangsters, the true pioneers behind the Riot Grrrl Movement. Their debut album “Cat Farm Faboo” gives Punk a knockout punch and establishes Girl-Art.

TEENAGE NEWS doesn’t give half a shit what you think, Frightwig is San Francisco’s most ferocious and talented band. It is time to bow down or die.

Bambi Lake is Back and Better Than Ever!!

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Bambi Lake is the performance artist that reestablishes your faith in Art. She extends her stage presence into her everyday life. She will change your life because she uses knowledge from the past to be combative in the future. Bambi Lake is unsinkable and immortal. Watch out world because she is coming back strong.

Punk Elegies: An Interview with Allan MacDonnell

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Allan MacDonell got his start writing for Slash Magazine. Slash was one of the first Punk zines, and its wide distribution gave Punk a previously unheard of visibility. Allan’s first book Prisoner of X: 20 Years in the Hole at Hustler Magazine is critically acclaimed, and Rolling Stone Magazine has called his most recent memoir, Punk Elegies,“Luridly entertaining.”  Punk Elegies is an honest glimpse into Los Angeles’ First Wave of Punk. TEENAGE NEWS cannot recommend it enough. 

Sorta Dada-Space-Punk-Jazz: an Interview with Geza X

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Geza X is a powerhouse producer that has pushed the boundaries of genre. He’s produced legendary punk bands like the Dead Kennedys, Black Flag, and The Avengers. His 1981 solo album is a highly original statement, and shows off his pop and punk production skills. 

11 Bobby Jameson Hits

ISSUE #1, ISSUE #2, ISSUE #3, MIXTAPES

Bobby Jameson is beyond TEENAGE NEWS. He is the melodic prophet that never was. His songs should have drastically changed American pop culture and introduced millions to an other. Bobby’s blog serves as his detailed autobiography.

In short: When he was 18 years old he released three singles for Talamo Records.  The next year, 1964, he recorded with Mick Jagger, Andrew Loog Oldham, Kieth Richards and Jimmy Page in London. In 1965 he made his LP debut under the name “Chris Lucey.”  “Songs Of Protest And Anti-Protest” is a highly original folk-art album that was released before Love et al. Next Bobby Jameson realeased his two anti-war power statements. The single is the most compelling anti-war song released in America. He then released a single on the Current label before pairing up with his old pal Frank Zappa on two singles. In 1967 Bobby Jameson created magic. His second full length album, “Color Him In,” is the most pure and progressive psychedelic album ever. It is poetry in both lyric and melody.  “Working” was Bobby Jameson’s last LP (1969). It once again features Bobby’s introspective lyrics.  During this time and after so MUCH MORE happened for  Bobby Jameson.  He continued to record and remained politically and socially active for many more year. My bio does his life no justice, READ HIS STORY

The Mutants: Tracks On Tracks In Your Face (Brendan Earley & Fritz Fox)

INTERVIEWS, ISSUE #2

The Mutants were San Francisco’s seminal punk band and dominated California’s first wave of Punk/Art Rock. They had 7 band members and 3 lead singers (2 female, 1 male). They formed in 1977, and released their sole album “Fun Terminal” in 1981 a year after their EP debut. In Issue #2 we spoke with Brendan Earley (the guitarist) and Fritz Fox (the singer). Here is excerpt from their track by track commentary. For the full feature buy TEENAGE NEWS: https://www.etsy.com/listing/201876845/teenage-news-2-music-zine-features-john?show_panel=true

an Interview with the Millennium’s Sandy Salisbury

INTERVIEWS, ISSUE #3

When he was 23 years old Sandy Salisbury got his start in the music industry recording with the Ballroom.  After the Ballroom he joined the Millennium, which like the Ballroom, featured studio-whiz Curt Boettcher.  The Millennium’s “Begin” remains the pinnacle of Los Angeles/sunshine/psychedelic pop. Now, Sandy is a published author, and is celebrated for the reissue (of his previously unreleased) studio album.   

Just An Alley Cat: Randy Stodola Speaks!

INTERVIEWS, ISSUE #3

Randy Stodola is the driving force behind the Alley Cats. The Alley Cats dominated the first wave of punk, and hailed from Los Angeles, CA.  The Alley Cats released two records before they changed their name to the Zarkons. The Zarkons also released two albums.  Randy Stodola played guitar, sang, wrote, and produced all of the Alley Cats and Zarkons records. Randy is a bad ass guitarist, and one of punks’  most articulate lyricists. His lyrics are tainted with psychedelic concerns. After a 20 year retirement, he is now back and better than ever.  If you can, go see the Alley Cats live.  

The interview will appear in full in Issue#3.