Teenage Snuff Film

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Teenage Snuff Film
Teenagesnufffilm.jpg
Studio album by Rowland S. Howard
Released 1999
Genre
Length 54:20
Label
Producer Lindsay Gravina
Rowland S. Howard chronology
Teenage Snuff Film
(1999)
Pop Crimes
(2009)Pop Crimes2009
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 4/5 stars[1]

Teenage Snuff Film is the first solo album by Rowland S. Howard. Former The Birthday Party bandmate Mick Harvey contributes drums, organ and guitar, while Brian Hooper of The Beasts of Bourbon features on bass guitar. It contains eight original songs, and two cover versions: "White Wedding" by Billy Idol, and "She Cried" (previously performed by The Shangri-Las, Johnny Thunders, and others).

The album was produced, mixed and mastered by Lindsay Gravina at Birdland Studios in Prahran and Sing Sing Recording Studios in Cremorne.

The album was reissued as a limited edition double LP in October 2011, with minor track listing changes.[2]

Reception[edit]

Teenage Snuff Film was well received by critics. The album was praised for its "dark dramatic sounds" and went on to become of the most acclaimed and influential Australian releases of the 1990s.[citation needed]

Legacy[edit]

In a Reddit AMA, Against Me! lead singer Laura Jane Grace named Teenage Snuff Film as her favourite album of all time, and it has been cited as an influence by artists such as Courtney Barnett, The Horrors, and many more.[3]

Track listing[edit]

All songs written by Rowland S. Howard, except where noted.
  1. "Dead Radio"
  2. "Breakdown (And Then...)"
  3. "She Cried" (Greg Richards, Ted Daryll)
  4. "I Burnt Your Clothes"
  5. "Exit Everything" (Rowland S. Howard, Brian Hooper)
  6. "Silver Chain" (Genevieve McGuckin, Rowland S. Howard)
  7. "White Wedding" (Billy Idol)
  8. "Undone"
  9. "Autoluminescent"
  10. "Sleep Alone" (Rowland S. Howard, Brian Hooper)

Personnel[edit]

with:

  • Genevieve McGuckin - organ on "Silver Chain"
  • Steve Boyle - drums on "Autoluminescent"
  • Andrew Entsch, Jen Anderson, Robin Casinader - strings
  • James Masson - engineer

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