The Wasps – Teenage Treats 7″

wasps.jpgThe title gave name to a famous series of compilations. And what a song it is! The b-side is great as well. The only complaint I have is that Jesse Lynn-Dean try to imitate those typical Rotten “r”s. But he gets away with it and especially after reading this: from 3RD Generations interview with Jesse in 2004:”Being over the teenage age, how do you view teenagers now? I don’t feel any different now as I did then. I think being a teenager is a licence to express yourself any way you feel and if you piss a lot of people off you are probably on the right track.“.

 

Head over to The Wasps page over at Punk 77.co.uk to get some snipets of their story. And DON’T miss the link to the press clips with Jesses war aginst the journalists review of the Vortex live LP. Anyone heard the “Punkcryonics” CD?

 

Country: UK
Year: 1977
Label: 4 Play
Format: 7″
Songs:
Teenage Treats.mp3
She Made Magic.mp3

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23 Responses to The Wasps – Teenage Treats 7″

  1. James says:

    The Wasps “Punkryonics” CD is pretty good, “Teenage Treats” sounds like it may have been mastered from vinyl, whilst “Rubber Cars” is a rougher version than the single (I actually prefer the more polished 7″). The sound quality varies elsewhere, a lot of tape hiss on one or two tracks. The best song apart from “Teenage Treats” is “Run Run Angelica” which was later covered by The Favourites.

  2. The Flakes // Drummer says:

    Aha!!! I thought that was an original by The Favourites! Thanks for the info James. Always appreciated.

  3. English Paul says:

    Yeah the CD is kinda patchy but it has it’s moments. “Run Run Angelica” & “JJJJenny” are great but nothing can top the awesomeness of “Teenage Treats”.

  4. steve says:

    They lyric that goes “put me down for some this” says it all! One of the truly greatest punkpoppers. Anyone ever heard Jesse Lynn Dean’s solo single “Do It”?

  5. CORPUS 77 says:

    THE WASPS CD IS GREAT, WITH THE RUBBER CARS (RAW EDIT)VERSION MUCH MUCH BETTER. THE FAVOURITES SONG WAS ANGELICA (MINUS THE RUN RUN PART) I CONTACTED Jesse Lynn-Dean TO ASK HIM ABOUT THE CONNECTION, THE FAVOURITES WERE ON THE SAME LABEL.

    CHEERS CORPUS 77

  6. john y? says:

    I like the cd,it is patchy,but if your a fan…

  7. jesse lynn-dean says:

    “pogo powder, perfect bliss , put me down for some of this “glad you enjoyed the lyric , it was so true
    Jesse Lynn-Dean

  8. Jay Thurston says:

    I had never heard this before. Fuck me, this is one incredible record! Why isn’t this band still talked about??? Great stuff.

    • The Flakes // Drummer says:

      You’re kidding me Jay? Wasps are a pretty well known old band that I think some comp. CDs been made of. They’re also doing some great tracks on the Vortex comp.

      • The Flakes // Drummer says:

        Not to forget there’s a whole comp. series named after the title track :).

        • Jay Thurston says:

          Honestly, I only have the live Vortex album, but never heard this 7″…it is incredible. I missed the boat on this one.

          • The Flakes // Drummer says:

            I envy you! Hearing this for the first time. Must be like having sex with dad at the age of 10.

  9. CORPUS77 says:

    Anyone ever heard Jesse Lynn Dean’s solo single “Do It”?

    YES I HAVE A COPY BPOUGHT FOR 99P !, BUT IT ISNT A PATCH ON THE WASPS = NEVER MIND IM STILL KEEPING IT.

  10. sir hake says:

    rubber cars in a school do you remember 77

  11. Lee Winter says:

    Remember Peelie playing this for the first time, totally mindblowing, couldn’t get my hands on a copy quick enough!.

  12. Steve Wollaston says:

    Steve Wollaston – prinicple bass guitarist of The Wasps – says:

    Nice to see the bands still talked about!

    • Jay Thurston says:

      You are more famous today than you were back then! What now?

      • Steve Wollaston says:

        You may well be right! What now?
        I’m busy writing books and doing design and artwork for
        GreenSpirit. New book on eco-spirituality, ‘Spirituality Unveiled’
        due for release Feb ’11 is getting encouraging reviews
        – one even by a nun!
        Steve ;-)

  13. Corpus77 says:

    IF ANYONE’S INTERESTED I HAVE A COPY OF JESSE LYNN DEANS 7″ – DO IT- 0N SALE ON EBAY AT THIS VERY MOMENT !

  14. Stig Dagerman says:

    I was just hanging at my pre-Valentine’s day party at my company Lawson Software. We were talking about our boring married lives. I mentioned that I am totally bored with my wife, and I reluctantly admitted my interest in barely-legal men. The dullard straight men acknowledged my plight and admitted to being bored with their wives. We all agreed (after my howlings in favor of boy-meat) that teenaged-girls would solve our problems. The Wasps are punk!

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