Monday, August 29, 2011

Teenage Jesus+the Jerks.

!970's New York: Ugly, violent, dingy; a city on the verge of decay, filled with violent maniacs and perverts (or so every film from that era tells me). I wish I could have lived there at that time just to drift through the music scene that consistently pushed the boundaries.

Teenage Jesus + the Jerks was a short lived yet influential band during the short lived No Wave movement in New York. Fronted by Cult icon Lydia lunch and saxophonist James Chance. They had an intentionally abrasive style, filled with abrasive noise and provocative lyrics, they were infamous for playing ten minute sets filled with thirty second songs. The out put of Teenage Jesus was meager at best, with only a few singles and some recordings floating around. 

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