3 of 5 people found the following review helpful
I'm a huge fan of Ace's Golden Age of Rock n Roll series, but I have to say that by it's very nature Teenage Crush is something of an anti-climax. Presumably Ace were aware of this, which explains why this compilation was released under a separate title. Hits of the day or not, many of the tracks here are just not that interesting, including as they do weak cover versions of better known songs by the likes of Pat Boone. Unless you're an obsessive completest, even fans of the Golden Age series won't find much here to enjoy. Save your money and check out the excellent Golden Age series instead.
2 of 5 people found the following review helpful
on 6 April 2008
High School Pop is finally being taken seriously after years of derision by narrow minded rock critics and not only that but it gives the collector a chance to see just what they missed.
Buddy Holly could see that-it was he who made it possible!
High School is known as Popcorn if its made by black singers and many couldn't wait to do it-Sam Cooke,Gene Mcdaniels-even the Fat Man added strings!
Female high school is known as Pixie Girl or Soda Pop and is 100% white
You can seperate different strands of high school-the stringless variety made by Elvis,Fabian and Freddie Cannon-and the Nashville variety which generally used the same musicians who had earlier been on stone country sessions.
At the time this sanitized version of RnR was called by the clumsy title of teen idol Pop but it was the Germans who came up with the name in the 80s