Lydia Lunch’s Teenage Jesus and the Jerks to release definitive live collection on Nicolas Jaar’s label

Lydia Lunch's Teenage Jesus and the Jerks to release definitive live collection on Nicolas Jaar's label

Nicolas Jaar’s Other People label is releasing a definitive live collection of legendary NYC No Wave band Teenage Jesus And The Jerks’ late-70s performances. Appropriately titled Live 1977-1979, the album features live gigs from Max’s Kansas City, CBGB, and Toronto’s Horseshoe Tavern. The album was compiled by Weasel Walter (The Flying Luttenbachers, Cellular Chaos, etc.), who’s basically the unofficial (maybe official?) record-keeper of the No Wave movement.

Hey, remember who was a member of Teenage Jesus for a period of time? Mr. James Chance! Fun fact! Anyway, the band may have been short-lived, but their influence can be felt everywhere, especially in the more well-known bands they inspired, like Sonic Youth and Swans. The album’s out November 27, so no matter how much of a nihilist/misanthrope/whatever you are, you’ll have something to be thankful for as you enjoy the early works of Lydia Lunch in all their snarling glory.

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