Come On Mom And Give Me A Treat
:: The Voice of Marie Duvernay, The Prose of Gillian V. Nelson - Teenage Beat ::
Yep, another lame ass song poem record. I can't not buy one of these when I find them, even though I know it'll probably suck. This one sucks alrighty. Obviously produced in the '80s, every song features drum machines and synths. How much fun could it be recording a song poem album if the drummer doesn't get into a fight with the guitar player at some point?
I would think it's fairly rare that an actual teenager would bother to write a song poem, and go through all the crap of sending it in and paying the big bucks to have it produced, but that seems to be what occurred here. Teenage Beat, although lame as it can be, is a pretty good time capsule. She likes to watch Dallas and Dynasty and half the kids she knows are hooked on coke. That shit rules!
Anyway, nowadays she's probably a 38 year old desperate housewife hooked on Diet Coke, Oprah and 80s nostalgia, and with any luck, music blogs. Are you out there, Gillian V. Nelson?
Mike <---- BIRTHDAY BOY