Teenage Snuff Film
Studio album by
Released1999
Genre
Length54:20
Label
ProducerLindsay Gravina
Rowland S. Howard chronology
Teenage Snuff Film
(1999)
Pop Crimes
(2009)
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic4/5 stars[1]

Teenage Snuff Film is the first solo album by Rowland S. Howard. Former The Birthday Party bandmate Mick Harvey contributes drums, organ and guitar, while Brian Hooper of The Beasts of Bourbon features on bass guitar. It contains eight original songs, and two cover versions: "White Wedding" by Billy Idol, and "She Cried" (previously performed by The Shangri-Las, Johnny Thunders, and others).

The album was produced, mixed and mastered by Lindsay Gravina at Birdland Studios in Prahran and Sing Sing Recording Studios in Cremorne.

The album was reissued as a limited edition double LP in October 2011, with minor track listing changes.[2]

Remastered versions of both Howard's solo albums were released by Mute Records in Europe, Fat Possum in America and Bloodlines in Australia on 27 March 2020.[3]

Reception

Teenage Snuff Film was well received by critics. The album was praised for its "dark dramatic sounds" and went on to become one of the most acclaimed and influential Australian releases of the 1990s.[citation needed]

Legacy

In a Reddit AMA, Against Me! lead singer Laura Jane Grace named Teenage Snuff Film as her favourite album of all time.[4]

Track listing

All songs written by Rowland S. Howard, except where noted.
  1. "Dead Radio"
  2. "Breakdown (And Then...)"
  3. "She Cried" (Greg Richards, Ted Daryll)
  4. "I Burnt Your Clothes"
  5. "Exit Everything" (Rowland S. Howard, Brian Hooper)
  6. "Silver Chain" (Genevieve McGuckin, Rowland S. Howard)
  7. "White Wedding" (Billy Idol)
  8. "Undone"
  9. "Autoluminescent"
  10. "Shut Me Down" - vinyl only
  11. "Sleep Alone" (Rowland S. Howard, Brian Hooper)

Personnel

with:

Technical

Charts

Chart performance of Teenage Snuff Film
Chart (2020) Peak
position
Australian Albums (ARIA)[5] 74

References

  1. ^ https://www.allmusic.com/album/r566255
  2. ^ http://www.messandnoise.com/news/4331658
  3. ^ Rowland S. Howard – Remastered reissues of Teenage Snuff Film and Pop Crimes, Mute Records.
  4. ^ https://www.reddit.com/r/Music/comments/1x6vt7/hi_im_laura_jane_grace_ask_me_anything/cf8mrpn
  5. ^ "The ARIA Report: Week Commencing 9 March 2020". No. 1566. Australian Recording Industry Association. 9 March 2020. Cite magazine requires |magazine= (help)