Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
Genres: Alternative Rock, Pop, Rock
Classic debut LP by original San Francisco punks, the Nuns! Although the Nuns, led by Alejandro Escovedo (future Rank & File) and Jennifer Miro (Debbie Harry's West Coast counterpart), ruled the San Francisco punk scene in... more »
Classic debut LP by original San Francisco punks, the Nuns! Although the Nuns, led by Alejandro Escovedo (future Rank & File) and Jennifer Miro (Debbie Harry's West Coast counterpart), ruled the San Francisco punk scene in the late 70s, courted by major labels and selling out nightly shows at San Francisco's hottest clubs, by the time the band broke up at the beginning of 1980 they still had not recorded enough material for a full-length album. Thankfully, however, the band came together once more for the sake of recording this LP before calling it quits for good. This classic slice of '77 punk was recorded in just 20 hours in May 1980 and is the only remaining testimony to their greatness and to what could have been. Digipak. Get Back. 2005.
The Nuns First
Jennifer Anderson | New York, NY USA | 12/05/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This is the very first album recorded by legendary Punk band The Nuns. The Nuns were the very first punk band in California, and they opened for The Sex Pistols on their last historic show at Winterland.
This is a MUST for any die hard punk rock fan, or anyone interested in the history of California music.
There are many different styles of music on this album; from the Peggy Lee-esque/cabaret styled "Lazy" to the hardcore "Child Molestor" and the classic cult hit "Suicide Child", this is a very creative musical collaberation.
The very early days of punk rock were creative and artistic, and this album shows a great variety of styles.
For more information on The Nuns, see their website:
If you can't find the Posh Boy release . . .
epsteinsmutha | At the bottom of Juan Epstein's excuse note | 01/21/2008
(3 out of 5 stars)
"Go with this. It's a shame though that Alejandro Escovedo and Mike Varney were both gone by the time this came out, Al to play in Rank and File with the Kinman Brothers (late of the Dils) and Mike to found Shrapnel Records.
It sounds a bit more new wave than punk, but still, the Nuns were one of the first California Punk bands and they, along with the equally great Avengers, opened for the Pistols at their swansong in San Francisco.
What are you waiting for? It's the Nuns, buy either one and your life will be better for it.
I know it's punk but...
J. Lindsey | Thousand Oaks, CA | 08/22/2006
(4 out of 5 stars)
"At long last this classic album is released on cd. The material doesn't need to be reviewed - it's A1. The re-issue however...Well, the packaging is nice, and it appears to be a legit re-issue licensed from Poshboy, but the sound is TERRIBLE. Too much high end! It's my guess this was poorly mastered from a cassette. What a waste! You're better off seeking out "Four Days In A Motel Room", which has cleaner sound and it contains roughly half of this disc. Hopefully, Poshboy will cough up the masters and do this classic record justice for a US release."