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.  

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An Interview with Cherie Currie the Chainsaw Chick

INTERVIEWS, ISSUE #2

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. 

The Crazy World of Arthur Brown: Rest Cure, Come and Buy & Fire 1968

MIXTAPES

Arthur Brown, “the God of Hellfire,” made his debut with “The Crazy World of Arthur Brown” in 1968.  The Crazy World of Arthur Brown’s one self-titled album remains a highly influential psychedelic masterpiece.
The album was produced by the Who’s manager and producer Kit Lambert. While the album was being mixed in America, Lambert and Vincent Crane (keyboardist in the band) layered flutes and strings onto the songs. Claiming the drums sounded poor, Lampert and Crane injected the album with steroids, and pushed it into the global hit it became.  Five unorchestrated, mono tracks have been released and they almost sound like different songs!  

Kim Fowley the Lord of Garbage Unloads His Waste For TEENAGE NEWS

ISSUE #1

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.