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TEENAGE JESUS & THE JERKS : Live 1977 (Cassette recording).

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This is not - repeat: NOT - the same performance that Ms. Lunch issued herself c/o Widowspeak a few years ago. The line-up on this one - recorded a month prior on 8th August 1977 at New York's legendary / notorious Max's Kansas City - is early enough to still feature soon-to-be Contortion James Chance's knots of honking sax & (gasp!) occasional vocals. A quartet at this point, The Jerks' line-up hereon was completed by Reck (bass) & Bradley Field (drums), alongside Lydia's witheringly acerbic guitar-&-vox offensives.

It's not difficult to understand why Lydia ultimately ejected Chance from her band - they sounded surprisingly like 8 Eyed Spy (a later, slicker Lunch-piloted amalgamation) while he was on-board, & far more mannered - "musical", even - than the blood-soaked shards of electrically-charged clangour they'd subsequently whip up without him. That said, the Chance-fronted "Jaded" is arguably the highlight of this particular set, as is his customary fracas with a member of the audience.

Tracklist: My Eyes / Don't Talk About Love / Popularity is So Boring / Burning Rubber / I Woke Up Dreaming / No Morality / Jaded / Less of Me.

NEW LINK! The forks are plastic & I puke elastic

8 comments:

  1. Rather marvellous is this.

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  2. Not 'alf. Sound quality is terrific too, God knows why it's not been released officially...

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  3. Anonymous3.11.13

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  5. This is stupendous to hear - thanks X1000 for posting this!

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  6. Wonderful find, thanks

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  7. Anonymous7.1.14

    An excruciating twenty one and a half minutes!
    Thanks for the download!

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  8. Ha, I'll take that as a compliment... :)

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