Amateurs On Plastic:
A Tribute to Teenbeat Records
It was 1985 when a small cassette label began in the classrooms of
Wakefield High School in Arlington, Virginia.
As of March 2002, TeenBeat’s discography had grown to include over 300 items,
including 7″ records, CDs, posters, t-shirts and unavailable items and
events as diverse and absurd as bricks, houses, injuries, and a Zenith Solid State Stereo.
On June 7th 1998, the TeenBeat Mailing List wa started has grown to its modest, but faithful, membership over just over 200 members.
It was 9:02 PM September 2nd 1999 when, I brought up the idea of a TeenBeat tribute album to the list. To be quite honest, I don’t recall writing or sending that e-mail; it wasn’t until exactly five months later on February 2nd, 2000 when Kent Burt (The Linger Effect) asked, “what’s up with the TeenBeat covers disc/ tape/ whatever??” that the compiling of the songs that would make up Amateurs on Plastic began. Completed and released in April of 2002,
it is now December 1st, 2004, over two years after the release of the tribute,
And it sounds just as good now as it did then.
We are currently compling tracks for a second volume.