Teenage Jesus & the Jerks

(New York, USA 76 – 79)
originally called Scabs

 

Official Pre-79 Releases:

Orphans 7″ (Migraine, CC-333) recorded Feb 78, released May 78
Tracks: Orphans, Less Of Me

Various Artists – No New York LP (Antilles, AN 7067) recorded May-Jun 78, released Nov 78
Tracks: Burning Rubber, Closet, Red Alert, I woke Up Dreaming

Baby Doll 7″ (Migraine, CC-334) recorded Jul 78, released Mar 79
Tracks: Baby Doll, Freud In Flop, Race Mixing

Teenage Jesus And The Jerks 12″ (Migraine, CC-336-LL) recorded Jul 78, released 79
Tracks: Freud In Flop, Race Mixing, Baby Doll, Burning Rubber, Red Alert, Orphans, Less Of Me

 

Other Pre-79 Recordings;

Max’s Kansas City, New York 8-8-77
Tracks: My Eyes (Are Empty), Don’t Talk About, Popularity Is So Boring, Burning Rubber, I Woke Up Dreaming, No Morality, Jaded, Less of Me

Max’s Kansas City, New York 20-9-77
Tracks: My Eyes (Are Empty) , Popularity Is So Boring, No Morality, I Woke Up Dreaming, Less of Me, The Closet, Race Mixing, Orphans

Max’s Kansas City, New York 15-11-77 (Tracks unknown)

Max’s Kansas City, New Tork 12-12-77
Tracks: My Eyes (Are Empty), Burning Rubber, Popularity Is So Boring, No Morality, I Woke Up Dreaming, Less of Me, The Closet, Red Alert, Orphans

Demos recorded c Aug 77 (by the Scabs?)
Tracks: The Closet, Less Of Me, My Eyes

CBGB’s, New York 13-1-78 Filmed
Tracks: Red Alert, Orphans, The Closet, Burning Rubber, I Woke Up Dreaming

Artist’s Space, New York 6-5-78 set #1
Tracks: Crown Of Thorns, Red Alert, Less Of Me, The Closet, Red Alert #2, I Woke Up Dreaming, Race Mixing, Orphans, Red Alert #3

Artist’s Space, New York 6-5-78 set #2
Tracks: Roll Your Thunder, Race Mixing, I Woke Up Dreaming, Eliminate By Night, The Closet, Less Of Me, Orphans, Red Alert

Max’s Kansas City, New York 17-5-78
Tracks: My Eyes, Popularity Is So Boring, Less Of Me, The Closet, Race Mixing, Orphans, Red Alert, Roll Your Thunder, Race Mixing #2, I Woke Up Dreaming, Burning Rubber, Orphans #2, Red Alert #2

Paradise Garage, New York 18-6-78
Tracks: Popularity Is So Boring, My Eyes (Are Empty), Burning Rubber, Race Mixing, Freud In A Flop, Less Of Me, Red Alert

Horseshoe Tavern, Toronto 4-8-78
Tracks: Orphan, Eliminate By Night, The closet

Demos recorded Sep 78
Tracks: Baby doll, Freud in flop, Race mixing, Crown of Thorns, My Eyes

Max’s Kansas City, New York 20-9-78
Tracks: The Closet, Burning Rubber, Race Mixing

CBGB’s, New York 4-11-78
Tracks: instrumental, Freud is a flop, Burning Rubber, The Closet, Race Mixing, Orphans, Red Alert

 

Further Information;

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Teenage_Jesus_and_the_Jerks

Line ups:

Scabs
cJan 77
Lydia Lunch (voc/gtr)
Reck (drms/bass)
Jody Harris (gtr)
James Chance (sax)

Teenage Jesus & the Jerks #1
Apr – Sep 77
Lydia Lunch (voc/gtr)
Reck (bass)
Bradley Field (drms)
James Chance (sax)

#2
Sep – Nov 77
Lydia Lunch (voc/gtr)
Reck (bass)
Bradley Field (drms)

#3
Nov 77 – Jun 78
Lydia Lunch (gtr/voc)
Gordon Stevenson (bass)
Bradley Field (drms)

#4
Jun 78 – Jun 79
Lydia Lunch (gtr/voc)
Jim Sclavunos (bass)
Bradley Field (drms)

Jody Harris is ex-Mars, later in Lester Bangs band, James Chance & the Contortions
Reck (Kawashima Akiyoshi) is later in Contortions (Nov 77 – Jan 78), Friction
Bradley Field, James Chance are later in James Chance & the Contortions
Lydia Lunch, Jim Sclavunos also in Beirut Slump
Jim Sclavurios is ex-Gynecologists
Gordon Stevenson is ex-DNA

Jody Harris is ex-Mars, later in Lester Bangs band, James Chance & the Contortions
Bradley Field later in James Chance & the Contortions
Reck (Kawashima Akiyoshi), James Chance also in James Chance & the Contortions
Lydia Lunch, Jim Sclavunos also in Beirut Slump, Jim Sclavurios is ex-Gynecologists