September 23, 2010

Flashback – Rock*A*Teens, 2001

Filed under: Atlanta music — Frederick Noble @ 9:21 pm Share RSS

In the mid- to late-90’s I started photographing bands around Atlanta using black and white 3200 film with no flash. The results are high contrast, grainy, and look terrible on a computer monitor. But rather than leave them in a box, ignored, I’m dredging them out and scanning them. When possible I’ll find my old reviews from these shows and tack them on. Enjoy!

Original Ezine Broadcast January 3, 2001

Last Thursday we hit Echo Lounge to do some last minute New Year’s Eve party promotion and to catch a show. We walked in on somebody’s last number but it didn’t sound like we’d missed much. After a break The Telepathics got on stage. 2/3 Ultrababyfat, 1/3 Titanic, 100% garage rock FUN. Damn good stuff and they’re high on my list to get for the annual Summertime Blast this July. It reminds me of the early days of The Titanics before they added a few extra folk and overcomplicated the sound – super stripped down, fuzzy, twangy clangy stuff, complete with goofy costumes and stage names, a very mod/rocker show.

Rock*A*TeensThe Rock*A*Teens followed. R*A*T shows are an extremely hit or miss affairs – either they’re one the worst shows of the year, or one the best. Thursday they were *on* – a fantastic show.

Rock*A*TeensThey did a few numbers off the new CD, and a few off their older ones. The new numbers sounded great with the addition of a couple of keyboards. The old numbers rang true on the banging guitars.


It had been long enough that I’d forgotten how much I liked their live show, but now I can hardly wait for the next one.

In other music news, local musicians and artists Jim and Shane, of Black Cat Tattoo and more bands than we have room to list in this publication, were injured in a car accident just before Consumass. According to degenerate GS, “Shane had minor cuts and bruises – Jim hurt his back and neck and had a concussion.” Both have recovered, though it may require a trip to court to settle the matter.

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  1. Love the black and whites. Nice shots.

    Comment by Miss Frankie Stein — September 30, 2010 @ 3:10 pm

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