Hyped to Death curators who were also responsible for the Messthetics and Homework series, loosely modeled after the considerably more renown Killed By Death DIY punk comp empire. Culled from numerous self-released and small indie label 45s (with a selection from the occasional LP) the Teen Line series informally cataloged and canonized some of the finest American power-pop/punk songs the late '70s/'80s had to offer - that in all likelihood you wouldn't have known about otherwise, especially three to four decades after the fact.
The names populating this disk may be virtually unknown, but minor as characters like The Bandables, B-Lovers, Ambulance and Blue Shoes were, the quality of their brief recorded output was pretty staggering. I believe The Bandables and Bats are the only acts here that have appeared on these pages prior, but considering how I've raved about both of them you'd be crazy not to investigate the par excellence flock of once indie pop hopefuls they're surrounded by here. Vol. 6 consists of 27 selections, and the complete tracklist is to your right. To check out the five previous Teen Line installments and/or read more about the series in general, point your cursor here.
John Lennon "Double Fantasy" 2000 - The most distinctive thing about Double Fantasy, the last album John Lennon released during his lifetime, is the very thing that keeps it from being a grac...
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