Teenage Head - Kama Sutra 1971
After checking out the group’s more recent output, I wanted to look into their back-catalogue from before Chris Wilson joined. The songwriting team on ”Teenage Head” is now Cyril Jordan and Roy Loney.
The music is, like with the subsequent albums, strongly inspired by British blues rock; especially of The Rolling Stones.
It's a really solid album in its genre, though, I somehow feel that there are fewer memorable originals like, on the Sire albums.
It is worth emphasizing the strong "Yesterday's Number", which has both a nice melody and great sounding guitars. "Whiskey Woman" is a nice melodic rock ballad and another highlight, while the energetic title song "Teenage Head" has been a longstanding live favorite.
The seven bonus numbers are all covers and show the group as an extremely tight unit with a very good energy. Not much new is added to these classics, though, added a couple may be found a little longwinded. The strongest is their version of "Walking the Dog"