The Records – Teenarama…. Power Pop Friday

When I started Power pop Friday I started with The Records song Starry Eyes back in July of last year.

I really like this song…you have a crunchy brit sound guitar open it up with another great rhythm guitar intertwining with it.

Mutt Lange produced 4 songs on this album (Shades in Bed) including this one when he had to leave the album for prior commitments. the rest of the album was produced by Tim Friese-Greene. The last song recorded, “The Phone,” was a late addition to the album and was produced by Huw Gower.

Music City Mike reviewed this album here.

The Records were an English powerpop band formed in 1978. Teenarama was off their debut album Shades in Bed. The band included John Wicks – rhythm guitar, vocals, Huw Gower – lead guitar, vocals, Phil Brown – bass guitar, vocals, and Will Birch – drums, vocals.

AllMusic called the album “a pure pop masterpiece”

Teenarama

I wanted a holiday
You sure had a lot
To say every night
I thought that a younger girl
Could show me the world
That was right
Co-co-co-cola
Is all you ever drink
The way you smile
The way you wink

Teenarama
Is what you’re givin’ me
(What you’re givin’ me)
Teenarama
Injections in the knee
(Injections in the knee)
Teenarama
All that mellow drama
Gimme gimme gimme gimme
Gimme gimme
Teenarama

I wanted a change of style
To be with a juvenile
For a week
So I rented an apartment
Then you went and lost the key

Sugar candy
Is all you ever eat
You’re so skinny
You’re so sweet

Repeat Chorus

Monday
School day
You wait
Weeks late
Dirty star
Coffee bar
First bra
Too far
Ahhhh
Co-co-co-cola
Is all you ever drink
The way you smile
The way you wink

Repeat Chorus

Gimme 15x

Teenarama 

Author: badfinger20 (Max)

Power Pop fan, Baseball fan, old movie and tv show fan... and a songwriter, bass and guitar player.

13 thoughts on “The Records – Teenarama…. Power Pop Friday”

  1. Not bad… sounds a bit like a British version of the Knack with a little less sneer. Hard to imagine Mutt Lange and Tim Friese-greene working together on a record, but the result should be quite good. Have you listened to the whole album, and if so can you discern the different producers? I think Mutt and I think Def Leppard, Foreigner, I think tim and I think Talk Talk, obscure British 12″ single imports…

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    1. I’ve listened to every song on the album…no I didn’t listen that closely to that part of it…I will next time though…

      but I will say it is a great power pop album…I can see why he reviewed it. When I think Mutt I think AC/DC because of Back In Black

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