TEENGENERATE: Get More Action: LP/Five Covers: LP / EP

The long lost original recordings of the classic (and I never use that descriptor) garage punk LP Get Action. Plus some modern day additions and tweaking, but I’ll come back to that later, or not. What’s the difference between Get Action and the Get More… album? Some songs, for one (apparently “1979” was written in the two to three weeks between recording sessions.) Get More… is less trebly and has a little more low-end presence. The vocals are a little less blown out, so you can really hear Fink’s Saints-like delivery. Also, the playing is a hair or two slower on Get More….Five Covers comes from the same recording sessions. I’ll still never understand how Teengenerate figured out the words to The Pagans’ “Six and Change.” I’ve listened to The Pagans’ version like a million times and I can’t figure it out. That song and The Queers’ “Kicked out of the Webelos” are absent from Get More…. Also absent is a certain opening line from a certain above-mentioned cover. Don’t know if that’s how the Five Covers version was recorded or if it was deleted for posterity. 

 –Sal Lucci (Crypt)