Teenage Licks Review

artist: Various Artists date: 01/05/2007 category: compact discs

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Various Artists: Teenage Licks
Release Date: Feb 27, 2006
Genres: Rock
Number Of Tracks: 51
Teenage Licks is a cheap, but a great compilation of some of the greatest guitar intros in the world.
 Sound: 9
 Lyrics: 9
 Overall Impression: 9
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overall: 9
Teenage Licks Reviewed by: Crash91, on june 24, 2006
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Sound: '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. // 9

Lyrics: 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. // 9

Overall Impression: 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. // 9

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overall: 9
Teenage Licks Reviewed by: Kenjiii, on january 05, 2007
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Sound: Hanoi Rocks is a finnish glam/sleaze rock band who reached a cult status in many countries and even influenced Guns N'Roses. They were the first glam rock band in Finland and had potential to become big. Their fourth album "Two steps from the move" was their breakthrough album in many countries. Their biggest international hit was the CCR cover "Up Around the bend". Hanoi Rocks were on the edge to international stardom but after the drummer Razzles tragical death in a car accident (driver Vince Neil) the band decided to quit and honour Razzles memorie (but the band was reformed 2002, though with only two of the original members: Michael Monroe and Andy McCoy). The album is filled with great '80s music. Glam and Sleaze rock with a little taste of punk (in my oppinion), but also with a few rock ballads. You easily get caught in the music, and the Saxophone solos by Michael Monroe are hypnotizing. There aren't that much guitar solos though. // 9

Lyrics: The lyrics are great aswell. The rock ballads Million Miles Away and Don't you ever leave me are have very beautiful lyrics (Million Miles Away is dedicated to Razzle). The guitarist Andy McCoy wrote the most of the songs but the song Boiler is a song where everyone in the band is singing. It's a song where the whole band is having fun. Sometimes the lyrics are very funny (especially when someone in the band sings with a british accent). Singer Michael Monroes voice is truly flourishing in the album. They got a chance to become famous so they had to start getting serious. Michael Monroe is one of those rare singers who actually can sing as good as he sings in the record. And he has a great voice. He sings together with Axl Rose the song "Ain't it fun" on hte Guns N'Roses album "Spaghetti Incident?!" (took me a while to realise that cause they sound pretty much alike). // 9

Overall Impression: There isn't a singel bad song on the album but the best songs on the album are: the CCR cover Up Around the bend, the rock ballads Million Miles Away and Don't you ever leave me, the great rock n roll songs "Boulevard of Broken Dreams", "I Can't Get It", "Underwater World", "Cutting Corners", "High School" etc. I just love the album cause it's pure '80s rock. Not as heavy as Mtley Cres but something you'd love to play like on a road trip for exampel. And the album is very energic and funny. It is a shame that Hanoi Rocks ended up the way they did. They could have been huge. The only bad thing about the album is that it's hard to find sometimes and the song Oil&Gasoline could have been left out from the album. // 9

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