Friday, September 5, 2014

Livin' Out Rock 'n' Roll: The Story of the Babysitters & The Last Of The Teenage Idols - 100% legally online viewing!!!

Like many of the stuff you've found in here all those years, I was too young too for the mighty Babysitters and The Last Of The Teenage Idols. What d' you mean who the fuck are they? OK mate, I'll tell you this, they were among the very few flame keepers of the Johnny Thunders meets Mott the Hoople true rock & roll tradition, in a time full of neo-romanticism synth crap, totally silly clothes, Wacko-Jacko, Boy George and Milli Vanilli stupidness plus an MTV at its most powerful... Is that enough?
They looked like some Tigertailz-like average pop metal group, but no sir, they were pure at heart and dirty in mind, Chuck Berry influenced rock & rollers! "Living Out Rock'n'Roll" was the title (if my memory serves me well) of their first shot on the now classic Flicknife Records 1983 "Trash on Delivery" compilation (my good friend Midnight Rambler have posted this and all Babysitters related stuff on his brilliant Sons of the Dolls space, check here for what's still available), and it was as shit hot as any Hanoi Rocks toon at the time! Unfortunately they never had the success or even the cult recognition of their Finnish comrades but that's why we love 'em so much, right?
I haven't checked it yet cause I rushed myself to offer you what Paolo (the documentary's director) mailed me for all you White Trash Soul readers, so this is not obviously a review of this but no one cares I'm sure. I'm definitely sure on the other hand that all you glam punkarollers out there, gonna like it. And I'm hoping for names like the Soho Roses, Gunfire Dance or Dogs D' Amour to march through our screens too... Fuck man, I picked the wrong period to quit drinking and smoking!
Anyway, this is a 100% legally online free viewing of the film. Buttz sang in his Elvis mannerisms then, "Everybody Loves You When You're Dead"... Better late than never pal! Now where's that T-Rex shirt of mine, woman!?



Potentially the worst rock ‘n’ roll band in the whole world. They’re that good!
Sounds Magazine

2 comments:

  1. Hi Mihaleez
    Thanks for the link ! very good words like always in WHITE TRASH SOUL!

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    1. Thanks man, without you I wouldn't have had some of the Babysitters stuff... the credit goes to you!

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