THUNDERTRAIN - Teenage Suicide
Recorded in 1976, Thundertrain released Teenage Suicide on Jelly Records in 1977, while they were at the forefront of the Boston rock music scene. Jelly records, located in nearby Maynard, MA. was founded by Duke & The Drivers ex-bassist Greg Morton aka "Earthquake", and George Lilly aka "Nighthawk Jackson", brother of Duke's lead guitarist. They produced some great singles, including "Magic City" by Radio King & His Court Of Rhythm, an R&B band, and a song that sounded like Chuck-Berry-meets-Slade, "Hot For Teacher" by Thundertrain out of the suburb of Natick. Lead singer Mach Bell went on to become the lead singer of the Joe Perry Project during Joe's time away with Aerosmith, as well as fronting the short-lived group, The Wild Bunch. He is considered by some as sort of like Boston's Sammy Hagar... sounds a bit like him, too! Today Mach Bell fronts the group, Last Man Standing. Other members of Thundertrain are Steven Silva, lead guitar; Bobby Edwards, drums; Gene Provost, guitar; and Gene's brother Ric Provost on bass. The controversial 'suicide' cover photo was shot by Oedipus (now Boston radio station WBCN's program director). "Hot For Teacher!", the lead off track, and "Love The Way" features Willie "Loco" Alexander (Billie Perry's ex-husband) on frat house piano. "I Gotta Rock" was recorded Live At The Rat, in Kenmore Square Boston. The rest of the album was recorded to 2 track, in one insane night: Let ER Rip; Modern Girls; Cheater; Hell Tonight; Frustration; Forever &Forever. This is an essential part of any late-70s Boston Rock Music collection, filled with high-energy blitzkrieg glam-punk pop & rebel rock. Sounding better than the repro, this super RARE ORIGINAL 1977 VINYL LP on JELLY RECORDS is pristine STILL FACTORY SEALED!
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