Often billed as Canada's answer to the Ramones, Teenage Head were in truth just as much a new wave band as they were a punk rock outfit. They had a similar affection for pre-Beatles rock & roll, especially rockabilly, as well as a sense of trashy fun that made them a terrific party band when they were on. Their songs were unpretentious celebrations of all the classic rock & roll staples: cars, booze, girls, partying, and teenage rebellion. Notorious for inadvertently touching off one of the biggest rock & roll riots in their home country's history, the band never broke big in the U.S., partly owing to an ill-timed car crash at the peak of their momentum, partly to an ill-advised makeover as a tamed-down, rootsy pub rock band. Still, they endured to rank as one of the best-loved Canadian rock bands of the '80s, and remain fondly remembered today.