Monday, June 16, 2014

Teen Dream

Finally, an album with difficult choices. Collectus Interruptus a "label" compilation album (I think, as well as mono, I am I'm fairly sure of, on most or all of the tracks) to pick a few songs from. This double album was 1977ish and I was trying to stick to my formula of picking one, at most 2, of the tracks as keepers. Here were the Sex Pistols, The Band, the Ramones... etc.  How do you find such bad tracks from such good company? Well, first I cannot handle fake drums in very many songs and they must have been in vogue around 1977ish. Then there are bad mixes, bad selections, and from Etta James you pick a song with a long talking intro. Some were just such typically predictable songs, nothing interesting though they were executed well....

However, as I delve further into my vinyl I have tossed aside quite a few, judged by their covers, as probably containing no tracks at all worth the rehearing. I guess I need to check them ALL out at some time as I near the bottom of the well. So, I thought definitely there would surely be one track on this compilation... I picked a few... and then, tossing out a meandering Randy Newman, I have only one that I truly like from.... Shaun Cassidy. Cassidy's tune did not pretend to be what it was not. Electronic drums or whatever,  Shaun, you are a charming young man and I always admired your talent. :) I give you Teen Dream: (and yes it goes onto my MP3 player to mix among Pink Floyd and Beatles songs.)








AND I have at least one song "Wooh-ooh-ooh-ooh-ooh, ooh-ooh-ooh-ooh" in the lyrics.


Fresh out of school, got it made
We were born into the heart of a golden age
We had nothing to lose, nothing to fall
We had only to give and we gave it all
Caught in a hurricane, and we're getting the scene


Baby, caught in a teen dream
(Teen dream)
Wooh-ooh-ooh-ooh-ooh, oh yeah
(Ooh-ooh-ooh-ooh-ooh-ooh)
Teen dream, teen dream
Wooh-ooh-ooh-ooh-ooh, ooh-ooh-ooh-ooh


Too young to know, to young to care
We we're riding on a dream and the love we shared
So we played with our hearts and mind and soul
Of a generation younger than rock 'n' roll
Caught in a hurricane, and we're getting the scene


Baby, caught in a teen dream
(Teen dream)
Wooh-ooh-ooh-ooh-ooh, oh yeah
(Ooh-ooh-ooh-ooh-ooh-ooh)
Teen dream, teen dream
Wooh-ooh-ooh-ooh-ooh, ooh-ooh-ooh-ooh


An overnight sensation, we'll try for an explanation
Sensation
(Sensation)
Yeah, yeah, yeah


Wooh-ooh-ooh-ooh-ooh
Teen dream, teen dream
Wooh-ooh-ooh-ooh-ooh, oh yeah
(Ooh-ooh-ooh-ooh-ooh-ooh)


Teen dream, teen dream
Wooh-ooh-ooh-ooh-ooh, oh yeah
(Ooh-ooh-ooh-ooh-ooh-ooh)
Teen dream, teen dream
Wooh-ooh-ooh-ooh-ooh, ooh-ooh-ooh-ooh


Teen dream, teen dream, wooh-ooh-ooh-ooh-ooh

Note:  this is the first song after correcting the counterweight on the tone arm. There is just so much to consider when working with a turntable. It is great. :)


Also note:  I am getting lyrics from lyrics sites which are often incorrect. Neglectfully incorrect. I corrected "mine" to "mind," I corrected "going age" to "golden age."  I mean, geees.  I won't vouch for the lyrics I post because they are obviously been done by ... well, people who do not have their mind about them. When I put mine to it, I will correct them to my own personal version. :)

Oh, hell, I have to give you at least the final lines of Randy Newman's song which... deserve a mention:



From "Sigmund Freud's Impersonation of Albert Einstein in America"