Best Songs on the Album Teenage Head by the Flamin' Groovies

A while back, I made a list ranking the albums of one of my favorite bands, the Flamin' Groovies, from best to worst. Now, I want to take a look at one of my favorite albums of theirs, Teenage Head. The album is similar in many ways to golden-era Rolling Stones (i.e. Let it Bleed and Sticky Fingers); if you like that kind of stuff (and even if you don't), I suggest that you check this album out.

The Top Ten

1 Evil Hearted Ada

This song is an uptempo rockabilly shuffle, and the guitar lick reminds me of the one used in Elvis' version of mystery train. Having said that, I think it's great in it's own right; I also love the slap-back echo on this song; it helps give it that authentic feel. - Gg2000

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2 High Flyin' Baby

The album opener; it's an uptempo bluesy rocker with a lot of slide guitar. I love it. - Gg2000

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3 Teenage Head

The title track for this album; I love the rhythmic feel of it. - Gg2000

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4 Have You Seen My Baby?

The fastest pace song on the album. It's a straightforward rock-and-roller originally written by Randy Newman. - Gg2000

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5 Yesterday's Numbers

The rhythmic feel and flow of the song reminds me a lot of Jigsaw Puzzle by The Rolling Stones (even though the chords and melody are completely different); that's the best way I can explain this song. - Gg2000

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6 32-20

This song is an acoustic blues shuffle based on 32-20 Blues by Robert Johnson. Roy Loney, the group's lead singer, wrote new lyrics for the song. - Gg2000

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7 Whiskey Woman

The album closer. It starts off as a folk-rock type ballad, but at the end gets more intense. - Gg2000

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8 City Lights

Another acoustic song, very bluesy in nature. Probably the most downtempo song on the album. - Gg2000

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9 Doctor Boogie

It's a mid-tempo rhythm and blues shuffle. Pretty straightforward. - Gg2000

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10 Carol

One of the bonus tracks for the album's CD reissue; it's a Chuck Berry cover, and one of my favorite Chuck Berry covers out there. - Gg2000

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