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Teenage Tragedies 1974​​​-​​​1979 [12" LP]


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    Release on April, 18, 2020. First release of 500 copies.
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[2020 Record Day Exclusive] Available in shops on April, 18.
(Mono-Tone Records / Pop Supérette)

● “ A middle-period Beatles extrapolation in the manner of Big Star, it
bursts with off harmonies, left hooks, and jolts of random energy. ”
(Robert Christgau, Village Voice, 1977)
● “The late great Alex Chilton once put "Break The Ice" and "Bedtime
Stories" on a compilation tape for me. What a great introduction to The Scruffs.” (Francis Macdonald , Teenage
● " If there's going to be a Scruffs history, that's it… It really does
represent, if not the end, then the beginning of the end of something
in Memphis music. After that, nobody even tried to do that again ."
(Jim Dickinson, Big Star producer)
● “Some tracks may sound like Chris Bell outtakes except they were
probably recorded before or at the same time” (Stephen Burns)
● “ Are The Scruffs over the top? At times. Heartbroken? I think so. Cool? Ooh yeah .” (Judith Beerman, Back Of A Car).

Hailing from Memphis, Tennessee, The SCRUFFS are best known for their classic powerpop LP “Wanna Meet The SCRUFFS?” issued in 1977 on Power Play Records. Although Robert Christgau, rock critic in Village Voice wrote “Only a sucker for R’n’R could love this record, and I am that sucker”, they received only local airplay and little more.

The SCRUFFS started to record a follow-up album with John Fry at Ardent Studios, supposedly entitled “Teenage Gurls”. In 1978, due to interest from Warner Bros in New York City, the band moved to The Big Apple, playing at CBGB and Max's Kansas City. Same old story, they didn’t land any major label deal out there. One year later, leader Stephen Burns returned to Memphis to finish the recordings which survived for years in his archives. They eventually resurfaced only on CD, in 1998 on Burns' private label Northern Heights and in 2003 on Rev’Ola. Die-hard popsters regard some of these songs as their strongest material with the best ones being compiled here on Side 1.

Flashback: in 1974, the same year of BIG STAR’s “Radio City” LP release and Chris Bell solo recording sessions, producer Jim Dickinson heard the SCRUFFS’ early stages and their pre-”Wanna Meet...” material and expected the band to be the next big thing. Only heard on CD on Northern Heights in 1998, the best tracks from this stunning collection, recorded in the same Shoe Studio where Chris Bell immortalized the track “I Am The Cosmos” basically at the same time, are compiled here on Side 2.


released September 12, 2020

All the songs are now available for the first time on vinyl with a new mastering from Studios Parélies, Paris (France) based on 24-bit transfer of analog tapes.

Engineered by Adam Hill, Ardent Studios.
Under licence from Stephen Burns.


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