Teenage Depression (album)

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Teenage Depression
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Studio album by Eddie and the Hot Rods
Released November 22, 1976
Studio Jackson Studios, Rickmansworth, Hertfordshire
Genre Pub rock
Length 31:26 Reissue: 1:13:41
Label Island
Producer Ed Hollis, Vic Maile
Eddie and the Hot Rods chronology
Teenage Depression
(1976)
Life on the Line
(1977)Life on the Line1977
Singles from Teenage Depression
  1. "Teenage Depression"/"Shake"
    Released: October 29, 1976
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars[1]

Teenage Depression is the first studio album released by Pub Rock band Eddie and the Hot Rods that reached #43 on the UK Singles Chart. It is mixed by Jonz:A and R Howard Thomson and produced by Ed Hollis and Vic Maile. The album contains three cover songs, The Who's "The Kids Are Alright", Joe Tex's "Show Me", and Sam Cooke's "Shake". In 2000, a reissue was released with 12 additional tracks that contains another cover, this time of the track "96 Tears" live, originally by ? and the Mysterians. Teenage Depression is often cited[by whom?] as being one of the albums that is the missing link between pub rock and punk rock because of the album's fast and hard-hitting R&B sound showing the attitude of a punk band. The title track was featured in the 1979 film Rock 'n' Roll High School.[2] It reached #35 on the UK Singles Chart.[3]

Track listing[edit]

All songs written by Dave Higgs, except where noted.

  1. "Get Across to You" - 2:48
  2. "Why Can't It Be?" - 2:33
  3. "Show Me" (Joe Tex) - 2:03
  4. "All I Need Is Money" - 2:21
  5. "Double Checkin' Woman" - 2:29
  6. "The Kids Are Alright" (Pete Townshend) - 2:40
  7. "Teenage Depression" - 2:59
  8. "Horseplay (Wearier of the Schmaltz)" - 2:22
  9. "Been So Long" - 3:22
  10. "Shake" (Sam Cooke) - 1:30
  11. "On the Run" - 6:26


Bonus Tracks On Reissue:

  1. "Writing on the Wall" - 2:42
  2. "Cruisin (In the Lincoln)" - 3:33
  3. "Wooly Bully" (Domingo Samudio) - 2:37
  4. "Horseplay" (Single Version) - 2:24
  5. "96 Tears" (Live) (Rudy Martinez) - 2:58
  6. "Get Out of Denver" (Live) (Bob Seger)- 3:51
  7. "Medley: Gloria / Satisfaction" (Live) (Van Morrison/Mick Jagger, Keith Richards)- 5:24
  8. "On the Run" (Live) - 9:02
  9. "Hard Drivin Man" (Live) - 2:11
  10. "Horseplay" (Live) - 2:30
  11. "Double Checkin' Woman" (Live) - 2:37
  12. "All I Need Is Money" (Live) - 2:56

Personnel[edit]

  • Barrie Masters - vocals
  • Paul Gray - bass, backing vocals
  • Steve Nicol - drums, backing vocals
  • Dave Higgs - guitar, backing vocals, piano on "Horseplay (Wearier of the Schmaltz)"[4]
Technical
  • Michael Beal - art direction, photography

Charts[edit]

Chart (1976) Peak
position
UK Albums Chart 43
Singles
Year Single Chart Position
1976 "Teenage Depression" UK Singles Chart 35

References[edit]