Decades before Nashville teens like Taylor Swift, Ke$ha, those Paramore kids, a Followill or two, Miley Cyrus and them Be Your Own Pet roustabouts made pop music, a different group of Nashville Teens from across the sea made pop music. I’m talking, of course, about American music-fetishizing British beat sensations of the British Invasion, The Nashville Teens. Obviously, they weren’t from Nashville. (British Invasion bands came from Britain, FYI.) I don’t even know if they’d ever been to Nashville. They also weren’t actual teens. But then again, The Troggs weren’t literally troggs, The Beatles weren’t literally beetles and The Rolling Stones weren’t literally a Muddy Waters song — although The Faces literally had faces, and small faces at that. The point being: Why split hairs over nominal false advertising? The Nashville Teens had some awesome jams. Plus, they moonlighted as backing band to American heritage artists like Carl Perkins, Jerry Lee Lewis and Chuck Berry. So they sonically assimilated, ya dig?
So, because it’s a slow news Friday — and I assume you're at least partly web-surfin’ The Cream wave because you like music — I’m gonna post a series of killer Nashville Teens vids. Behold!