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Tyrants of Teen Trash

by The Gruesomes

Canadian Garage-Punk Legends. 60\'s Inspired Raw Garage/R+B.
Genre: Rock: Garage Rock
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Bikers From Hell
2:47 $0.99
2. Cry in the Night
2:03 $0.99
3. I Never Loved Her
2:23 $0.99
4. What's Your Problem?
3:09 $0.99
5. The Witch
2:24 $0.99
6. Gone for Good
3:23 $0.99
7. Jack the Ripper
2:08 $0.99
8. For All I Care
3:00 $0.99
9. Bloodhound
1:40 $0.99
10. Get Outta My Hair
2:25 $0.99
11. Unchain My Heart
1:51 $0.99
12. My Broken Heart Will Never Mend
1:17 $0.99
13. Dementia 13
3:38 $0.99
14. Jack the Ripper Part 1
2:25 $0.99
15. Jack the Ripper Part 2
2:09 $0.99
16. Things She Does to Me
2:57 $0.99
17. No More Lies
2:02 $0.99
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Album Notes
Ricochet Sound is Proud to Present for the First Time on CD TYRANTS OF TEEN TRASH, The much sought after Premiere LP by Canadian Garage-Punk Legends THE GRUESOMES!!

Yes Kids…this is the Disc that started it All…Originally issued in 1986 on the OG label this Edition is augmented by Their Mega Rare 4 song JACK THE RIPPER EP.

Re-Produced with Livid Care the Original Cover Art-work and Pics from those Halcyon Daze which includes New liner notes that explains ALL not only to the True Believers but to the Newly Converted and Uninitiated.

From the Stark Instro Energy of “Bikers from Hell” to the Dire Warning of “Dementia 13”, the Raw R+B of “Cry in the Night + Unchain My Heart” thru self-penned Garage Classics “For All I Care + What’s Your Problem?”, The Flintstones Inspired Humour of “My Broken Heart Will Never Mend (Until You Come back With The Glue)” and the Horror of Horrors (sic) (sic) “Jack The Ripper, Part 1 + 2”!!

Feeling Like Moron…Looking Like a Jerk…..
Don’t Bug Me, Don’t Bug Me…Yeah, Get off My Back
I Don’t Feel So Good Any More!
Got Too Many People Bothering Me There
Baby That Ain’t Fair….Get Outta My Hair!

Culled from the Anthem for All Reasons [Get Outta My Hair] Says it ALL and MORE.

17 Fuzz Fueled Anthems of Teenage Angst and Wild Youthful Abandon delivered in Timeless Style + Sounding as Fresh and Relevant Today as when they were first unleashed upon an unsuspecting world.

The Garage-Punk Rock “Scene” reanimated and aroused into a Sweaty, Greasy, Howling Frenzy and the Catalyst Was and Is THE GRUESOMES!!

Now Tell Me You Don’t Get It!!!!

1980s 1990s JAN-FEB ISSUE 2009 REVIEW


Tyrants Of Teen Trash

Ricochet Sound CD

The Gruesomes were one of the outstanding bands of the ’80s garage revival, one of the few bands who sounded at least as good as their mid-60s heroes. In 1986 this LP was a marvellous antidote to the popular excesses of the time. I instantly fell in love with the way they couldn’t see for their bowl cuts. 22 years later, the music still excites. Covers of ‘Jack The Ripper’ and ‘The Witch’ have become passé over the years but were a revelation at the time. Elsewhere the band are great, from the Davie Allen style instro ‘Bikers From Hell’ to the crunchy and punchy R&B of originals like ‘For All I Care’ to inspired covers like ‘Unchain My Heart’. From the outset they understood the need for variety and pace.

Unfortunately one of the four bonus cuts is a second version of ‘Jack The Ripper’, and another is the Link Wray instro version. Of the two additional Gruesomes originals, ‘Things She Does To Me’ finds them in a more restrained, poppier mood.

Phil Suggitt


Gruesomes - Tyrants Of Teen Trash + Gruesomania CD
Written by Jens [Lowcut E-zine ,Denmark].
Thursday, 05 February 2009 11:10

(Ricochet Sound Records)

Reissues of two rare albums from 1986/87 + lotsa bonus songs. Montreal's Gruesomes is a typical 80s garagerock band which obeys all the strict rules of the genre. You know the deal; suits, Brian Jones haircuts and the obligatory cover of Sonics' "The Witch". Well this material is over the 20 years old, so back then when the 2nd generation of garage rock exploded this retro approach was somewhat fresh. The music is sorta the same as their peers back then like Fuzztones and Cynics, a little Nuggets worship mixed with British Invasion beat, fuzz geetars and semi-punky vocals.....Fans of the genre will surely welcome these two releases from Ricochet Sound.

If you dig: Fuzztones, Cynics, Yardbirds


miércoles 14 de enero de 2009


Hace unos días revisamos su segundo álbum
“Gruesomania” , pero he de reconocer que este álbum me quito el sueño desde la primera vez que vi su portada, recuerdo que estaba en la gran ciudad y en los bajos de la plaza de Colon estaba este disco en glorioso vinilo colgado de un escaparate, correría el año 1988 y ahí estaban cuatro melenudos delante de esa casa que daba lugar a imaginarse mil y una historias. Aquella portada fue como una obsesión que no se vio cumplida hasta que una copia de ese disco estuvo girando en mi tocadiscos. Hoy aquel disco es recuperado por el sello Ricochet y aunque bien es cierto que creo que la banda fue sobrevalorada en su día y ahora escuchando de nuevo esta reedición veinte años después, me reafirmo, lo que si es innegable es que el espíritu juvenil que desprendía el disco es innegable y ese no se ha perdido, eran una banda de garaje que machacaron un buen puñado de clásicos sesenteros desde Q65 con su “Cry in the night” o “Bloodhound” de los Downliners Sect pasando por ese irresistible “I never loved her” de los Starfires o el archiconocido “Unchained my heart”, versiones que otras bandas de la época machacaron en ocasiones con mas o menos fortuna, pero los temas propios de los Gruesomes tenían ese punto que les hacia especiales, tenían esa fijación por el sonido de los sesentas pero tampoco eran unos imitadores despiadados, empezando por aquel “What´s your problem?” que a todos los seguidores de bandas como Fuzztones, Outta Place o Tryfles sin duda enloqueció con Bobby Beaton haciendo sonar la harmónica como si le fuera la vida en ello, “Gone for good” con muchos guiños al primer lp de los Fourgiven y que en manos de Rich seria una bomba de relojería mientras que estos chicos ejercían de cave-teens basicotes, mi tema favorito siempre fue “For all I care” con esas guitarras casi hipnóticas y el fuzztone a reventar, “Get outta my hair” parece firmado por la mismísima Paula Pierce para los canadienses y cerraban con esa pesadilla sónica con ululante fuzz titulada “Dementia 13”. Como regalo esta reedición añade el primer ep de la banda con dos versiones de “Jack the Ripper” en la parte 1 dejan constancia de la enseñanzas de Link Wray, mientras que en la parte 2 es el espíritu de excéntrico Lord Sutch es el que hace ruidos guturales recordando al famoso personaje que hacia de las suyas por la zona de Whitechapel, además de los dos primeros temas propios de la banda “Things she does to me” a medio camino entre el pop y el folk rock y un apresurado “No more lies”, con un sonido prácticamente maquetero. (Oscarkotj-2009)

Review By: Keith Carman for EXCLAIM MAGAZINE (AUGUST/2008)

Unmistakeable, unforgettable and entirely lovable, the Gruesomes have been Canadas premiere trash/garage rock quartet for well over two decades. Strange then, that their debut effort, Tyrants Of Teen Trash, is only now seeing the light of day on CD, some 22 years after its initial release. Ignoring such an oversight, this collection of 17 timeless bits of hippie-esque, twangy and slightly gritty rocknroll is still as upbeat and catchy as ever. From surf-influenced instrumental Bikers From Hell to I Never Loved Her and Unchain My Heart, this punky blues rock has simplicity, snottiness and a tongue-in-cheek aspect that are sorely missing in modern rocknroll. Offset with bonus Jack The Ripper EP tracks, Tyrants Of Teen Trash is essential to both the history and future of bare bones Canadian rockers. (Ricochet Sound)




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