Teenage Licks review by Various Artists

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  • Released: Feb 27, 2006
  • Sound: 9
  • Lyrics: 9
  • Overall Impression: 9
  • Reviewer's score: 9 Superb
  • Users' score: 6.9 (8 votes)
Various Artists: Teenage Licks

Sound — 9
'Teenage Licks' is a cheap, but a great compilation of some of the greatest guitar intros in the world. This three-disc album contains some of the greatest artists such as 'Gary Moore', 'Deep Purple' and 'Thin Lizzy'. Also, there are some covers of legendary rock songs, such as Free's 'Wishing Well', performed by a band named Terrorvision. This album starts off quite well with 'Walk This Way' by Aerosmith and 'Smoke On The Water' by Deep Purple. This album can also be a treat for Thin Lizzy fans as this album contains two from the band which were 'Whiskey On The Jar' and 'The Rocker'. There are other great songs on this album such as 'No More Heroes' and '10538 Overture' and will be an ideal gift for any rock people.

Lyrics — 9
Lyrics are good, the singing skills are good, and that's why they've picked some of the greatest songs to make up this compilation. But not a majority of people will buy this album for the lyrics, but the music itself. No one actually cares about the lyrics anyway.

Overall Impression — 9
You can buy 'Teenage Licks' for around 7-10, which is an extraordinary price for a three-disc album. If you buy this album, you're in for a treat. The most impressive songs on this album are Thin Lizzy's 'Whiskey In The Jar', The Knack's 'My Sharona' and Jimi Hendrix's 'Voodoo Chile'. What I love about this album is that it's too good to be cheap. What I hate about this album was that they have spelt some of the names of the songs wrong, like 'Whishing Well' instead of 'Wishing Well'. If this album got stolen/lost, I would definitely buy it again, especially if it is going for a cheaper price. To end this review, 'Teenage Licks' is a cheap but great compilation of some of the greatest guitar intros in the world.

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    The tracks featured on this album are: Disc One: 1. Run DMC ft. Aerosmith - Walk This Way 2. Deep Purple - Smoke On The Water 3. The Animals - The House Of The Rising Sun 4. Power Station - Get It On 5. Ram Jam - Black Betty 6. Whitesnake - Fool For Your Loving 7. Canned Heat - Let's Work Together 8. Thin Lizzy - The Rocker 9. Gary Moore ft. Phil Lynott - Parisienne Walkways 10. Ike & Tina Turner - Nutbush City Limits 11. Spin Doctors - Two Princes 12. Motorhead - Motorhead 13. Killing Joke - Love Like Blood 14. Poison - Your Mama Don't Dance 15. The Animals - It's My Life 16. Jeff Beck ft. Rod Stewart - Hi-Ho Silver Lining 17. Blue Oyster Cult - Don't Fear The Reaper Disc Two: 1. Golden Earring - Radar Love 2. Johnny Winter - Rock 'n' Roll Hoochie Koo 3. EMF - Unbelieveable 4. Dave Edmunds - I Hear You Knockin' 5. Eddie Cochran - Somethin' Else 6. CCS - Whole Lotta Love 7. Chris Spedding - Motor Bikin' 8. The Knack - My Sharona 9. Great White - Once Bitten Twice Shy 10. George Thorogood & The Destroyers - Bad To The Bone 11. Thunder - Gimme Some Lovin' 12. Tom Robinson Band - 2-4-6-8 Motorway 13. Reef - Place Your Hands 14. Johnny Kidd & The Pirates - Shakin' All Over 15. Billy Idol - Mony Mony 16. Terrorvision - Wishing Well 17. Fleetwood Mac - Black Magic Woman Disc Three: 1. T-Rex - Children Of The Revolution 2. Focus - Hocus Pocus 3. Eddie Cochran - Summertime Blues 4. The Stranglers - No More Heroes 5. Shocking Blue - Venus 6. The Ventures - Walk Don't Run 7. UFO - Doctor Doctor 8. Argent - God Gave Rock 'n' Roll To You 9. Thin Lizzy - Whiskey In The Jar 10. The Sweet - Ballroom Blitz 11. Dr. Feelgood - Milk And Alcohol 12. Suzi Quatro - Devil Gate Drive 13. The Hollies - Long Cool Woman In A Black Dress 14. The Ruts - Babylon's Burning 15. Wild Cherry - Play That Funky Music 16. Jimi Hendrix - Voodoo Chile 17. Electric Light Orchestra - 10538 Overture