Aztec Records

Various Artists : Lethal Weapons

Aztec Records / Aztec Music

Audio CD
ID: AVSCD028
Number of Discs: 1
Release Date: August 27, 2007
Format: Audio CD
Label: Aztec Music

Track Listing

    Teenage Radio Stars

  1. Wanna Be Ya Baby
  2. Learned One
  3. Wasted Daze

  4. Roadrunner
  5. Mona
  6. JAB

  7. Let's Go
  8. Blonde And Bombed
  9. The Survivors

  10. Baby Come Back
  11. Mr. Record Man
  12. Boys Next Door

  13. These Boots Are Made For Walking
  14. Masturbation Generation
  15. Boy Hero
  16. Negatives

  17. Planet On The Prowl
  18. X-Ray-Z

  19. Three Glorious Years
  20. Valium
  21. Bonus Tracks:

    Teenage Radio Stars

  22. Sweet Boredom
  23. Wanna Be Ya Baby (video clip)

Description

The infamous late 70's punk/new wave/power pop (they kept changing their mind on what it was...) compilation Lethal Weapons was a tentative major label funded foray into the emergent Australian punk movement. It was short lived and much maligned, (apparently, they didn’t “mean it man!”) but was an important release in that it contains the earliest recordings of, amongst others: The Boys Next Door ( Nick Cave / Birthday Party), Teenage Radio Stars (Sean Kelly & James Freud - Models), The Survivors (The New Christs), Jab (Models) and The Negatives (Sacred Cowboys).

Most of the bands would not last out the 1970’s, but, with so many of the individuals involved going on to significant careers, this album represents a fascinating glimpse into their beginnings.

Package Contents

Deluxe 6 panel Digipak, has been remastered from the original tapes, has liner notes by Ian McFarlane and a revealing essay on the origins (and demise) of the Suicide label by Glenn Terry.

There are 2 bonus tracks: the Teenage Radio Stars' non-LP b-side ‘Sweet Boredom’ and the Teenage Radio Stars' film clip for ‘I Wanna Be Ya Baby’.