Letters, We Get Letters

Letters, we get letters,
we get stacks an’ stacks
of letters . . .

Dear Perry . . .
Would you be so kind,
to fill a request,
and sing the song I like best?

That jingle has been stuck in my head all week but thanks to Google and the internet I now know where I’ve heard it. It’s from the Perry Como Show (1955-1959). OK, I’m dating myself here, but it’s the perfect seque into this weeks post.

Now I don’t claim to get “stacks an’ stacks of letters”, but I do get email from you and I always try and get back to you. Feel free to write and request something. If I have it I’ll post it. A recent post on Trotsky Icepick generated the following two emails:

 

“Any chance of featuring the Teenbeat 50 compilation you mentioned at the top of this post, or even just that Teenage Gang Debs track?
I used to own it, but sold it off during an poorly though out period where I was getting rid of CDs I felt i didn’t listen to enough. I’ve regretted a lot of those sales since. In fact, I discovered this blog while trying to find the first Seam album (for which I thank you.)”

“any chace of posting some lois maffeo and her band courtney love?
also some possum dixon?”

I can’t help you with Possum Dixon, but Courtney Love, the band, appears on both the International Pop Underground Convention and Teenbeat Fifti cds; and for the person looking for “just that Teenage Gang Debs track” well here’s not only the track but the entire cd.

If you have a chance head over to both K Records and Teenbeat Records websites where both these cds, along with a host of material from the artists featured on these albums is also available.

 

International Pop Underground Convention

Playing Time: 1 hour 10 minutes 56 seconds

international pop underground convention

1. Scrawl – Clock Song (Go Girl Go) (3:06)
2. Nation of Ulysses – Shakedown (3:24)
3. Pastels – Speedway Star (2:50)
4. Melvins – Charmicarmicat (5:45)
5. L7 – Packin’ a Rod (2:33)
6. Spinnanes – Jad Fair Drives Women Wild (4:09)
7. Seaweed – Bill (3:03)
8. Shadowy Men on a Shadowy Planet – They Don’t Call then Chihuahuas Anymore (2:31)
9. Kreviss – Sandi’s Song (3:49)
10. Some Velvet Sidewalk – Curiosity (1:58)
11. Mecca Normal – Strong White Male (3:02)
12. Courtney Love – Motorcycle Boy (2:25)
13. Unwound – Bionic (3:06)
14. Rose Melberg – My Day (2:48)
15. Fugazi – Reprovisional (4:39)
16. Bratmobile – Punk Rock Dream Come True (1:49)
17. Girl Trouble – Bring on the Dancing Girls (3:18)
18. Kicking Giant – This Sex (4:30)
19. Fastbacks – Impatience (2:51)
20. Mark Hosler, Steve Fisk & Bob Basanich – Customer Service Breakthrough (6:22)
21. Beat Happening – Nancy Sin (2:47)
22. Reprise – Reprise (0:11)

International Pop Underground Convention [Part 1 ]

International Pop Underground Convention [Part 2 ]

Buy International Pop Underground Convention from K Records

Teenbeat Fifti

Playing Time: 1 hour 10 minutes 22 seconds

 

teenbeat fifti cover

1. Teenbeat Theme 1991 (1:20)
2. Scaley Andrew – Earle Hotel (2:49)
3. Bastro – Sketch For Sleepy (2:51)
4. Circus Lupus – Marbles (2:53)
5. Vomit Launch – Block Of Wood (2:36)
6. Bells Of… – Strange Pair (3:38)
7. Unrest – Capitalist Joyride (3:48)
8. Autoclave – Dr. Seuss (2:32)
9. Jonny Cohen – Time Loop (1:58)
10. Teenage Gang Debs – On Tape (2:36)
11. Sexual Milkshake – California (2:26)
12. Superconductor – I’m Going To Blow Your Fucking Head Off (3:21)
13. Velocity Girl – Not At All (1:53)
14. Eggs – It’s Hard To Be An Egg (2:56)
15. Courtney Love – Shaniko (1:51)
16. Teenbeat Theme 1985 (1:59)
17. Krokodiloes – Sweet Georgia Brown (1:06)
18. Helter Skillet – The Look Out (3:02)
19. Naomi Wolff – Teenage Suicide (2:52)
20. Clarence – Love Affair Is Over (3:47)
21. Coral – Merry Go Round (3:02)
22. Jungle George – The Equator Of Her Navel (3:14)
23. Mark E Superstar – Holiday New England (2:16)
24. S.C.U.D. – You Fucking English Bastard (1:51)
25. Butch Willis – The 23rd Rocker (3:23)
26. Wall Drug – Peace (4:22)

Teenbeat Fifti [Part 1 ]

Teenbeat Fifti [Part 2 ]

Buy Teenbeat Fifti from Teenbeat Records

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