Teen Babes from Monsanto

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Teen Babes from Monsanto
ReddKross TeenBabesFromMonsantoEP cover.jpeg
EP by
Released1984 (1984)
StudioKitchen Sync
Genre
Length21:36
LanguageEnglish
LabelGasatanka
ProducerGeza X
Redd Kross
Redd Kross chronology
Born Innocent
(1982)
Teen Babes from Monsanto
(1984)
Neurotica
(1987)
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic4.5/5 stars[1]

Teen Babes from Monsanto is an EP of cover songs released by American rock band Redd Kross.

Release[edit]

Teen Babes from Monsanto was released in 1984 on Gasatanka Records and Filmworks, on 12-inch vinyl disc[nb 1] and Compact Cassette.[nb 1][nb 2]

Critical reception[edit]

In the words from John Dougan of AllMusic:

"The title says it all. Speedy, sloppy pop loaded with fuzzed-up guitars and whiny vocals. Mostly covers (Stooges, Kiss, Bowie), it's a great little statement of purpose from these '70s hard-rock babes-turned-adults."[1]

Reissues[edit]

Teen Babes from Monsanto was not released on CD, until 2016[2], but all its seven songs were included on the compilation CD Trance: Australian Tour 1992,[nb 3] released on the label Insipid Vinyl in 1992.

In June 2015, the record was reissued as a full-length LP under the title Teen Babes from Monsanto: Versión Especial,[nb 4][nb 5] a numbered limited edition of 250 copies, self-released by the band to commemorate the record's 31st anniversary, featuring three bonus cover versions and alternate double-fronted cover art designed by Jonathan Krop.[3]

Track listing[edit]

Side A
No.TitleWriter(s)Length
1."Deuce" (Kiss cover)Gene Simmons3:04
2."Citadel" (The Rolling Stones cover)Mick Jagger, Keith Richards2:52
3."Heaven Only Knows" (The Shangri-Las cover)Ellie Greenwich, Jeff Barry2:05
4."Ann" (The Stooges cover)The Stooges2:56
Side B
No.TitleWriter(s)Length
1."Savior Machine" (David Bowie cover)David Bowie4:05
2."Blow You a Kiss in the Wind" (Elizabeth Montgomery's version cover[nb 6])Boyce and Hart2:03
3."Linda Blair 1984"Jeff McDonald4:31
Total length:21:36

2015: Versión Especial[edit]

Personnel[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b Gasatanka #E-1110. Marketed by Enigma Records.
  2. ^ Restless #71110-4. Marketed by Restless Records.
  3. ^ Insipid #IV-11
  4. ^ Unlabeled self-release #RK-01
  5. ^ Spanish for "Special Version".
  6. ^ A cover version of the song "I'll Blow You a Kiss in the Wind" (aka "I'm Gonna Blow You a Kiss in the Wind"), written by Tommy Boyce and Bobby Hart, as it was performed by Elizabeth Montgomery, as Serena, in the Bewitched episode "Serena Stops the Show", aired on February 19, 1970.[4][5]

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