Sunday, April 12, 2009

Teenage Jesus and The Jerks - 1979 - Pre 12'' (US)

Teenage Jesus and The Jerks - 1979 - Pre 12'' (US)
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Tracklist: The Closet // Less Of Me/ My Eyes
Recording info: Recorded in a studio in SoHo, New York City in 1977 and mixed by Lydia Lunch & James Chance.
Notes: Earliest recording of Lydia Lunch. First recordings of Teenage Jesus & The Jerks when James Chance was still in the band. Different version of "Less Of Me" than the one on the first single. Cover photo by Julia Gorton.
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source From the Archives (link)

3 comments:

jhnhth said...

Thank you!! This is great.

Anonymous said...

In this line up not only James Chance was an interesting member. The bassist on this record was Reck, who after leaving TJ&J went back to Japan and formed the mighty Friction, whose single "Crazy dream" is posted in this very blog!
I have this one & the rest of Teenage Jesus in some form but gonna download it & the other singles just to hear the cracks & pops of the vinyl :D Thanks!
Fernando :)

Anonymous said...

As I said up here I downloaded this one a while ago but didn't listen to it up till now and I've just realised that the version of "The Closet" is not the one with James Chance. The original has saxes all through the song. The version here appears to be the one from the No New York album.
Luckily this is not the case with the other 2 singles of TJ&J posted here. I was glad to hear the original "Orphans" single version of "Less of Me" because that one doesn't appear in the so-called "Everything" comp nor the Hysteria comp.
Saludos,
Fernando :)