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Teenage Jesus & The Jerks, Lydia Lunch
Genres: Alternative Rock, Special Interest, Pop, Rock
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All Artists: Teenage Jesus & The Jerks, Lydia Lunch
Title: Everything
Members Wishing: 7
Total Copies: 0
Label: Atavistic Records
Original Release Date: 11/27/1995
Re-Release Date: 7/25/1995
Genres: Alternative Rock, Special Interest, Pop, Rock
Styles: Hardcore & Punk, Indie & Lo-Fi, American Alternative, New Wave & Post-Punk, Experimental Music, Progressive, Progressive Rock
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPCs: 735286195125, 0735286195125, 669910027462

CD Reviews

A REAL Revelation...
Anthony Thompson | Big Lake, MN United States | 01/08/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I first heard "Teenage Jesus" on the "No New York" compilation album from 1978. Frankly, 16-year-old Lydia blew Johnny Rotten and all the other snarling punks away with this incredibly primal music. And, unlike much of the music released from that time, "Teenage Jesus" is not dated one bit - it sounds as though it could have been released yesterday. If you hunger for some real and raw music, do yourself a favor and get this!"
L. Myers | Decatur, GA United States | 10/20/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)

"God I can't believe something like this exists on record--for future generations to discover--and wonder how f-d up the world was! Even now, after so much yet so little has been said about Teenage Jesus and the Jerks, I wonder what New York was like in the late 70s that could birth a 16-year old with the kind of scream that Lydia Lunch unleashed. In words alone, you might read 'scream' and think of the many genres of music that have been built around the 'scream' alone. But listen to this album and try to imitate Lydia's vocals (as I have, my poor tonsils) and you'll realize that you can't fashion this kind of expression. It has to be beatened and pummeled into existence, forced to do the worst acts that a cruel mind can compose. This music isn't pretty or even angry. Teenage Jesus and the Jerks made music that antagonized(s) the audience, attacking all comers as a defense mechanism for their loss of trust. But what do they sound like? I'll put it like this: The CD is about 18 minutes and 52 seconds long; it feels like its end never comes too soon. The band fills up every crevice of space. From the first note the music doesn't like you, doesn't want to like you, doesn't want you to like it. Throw it away, it dares you! The first time I heard this album I stopped the CD on the 3rd song and didn't come back to it for about 5 hours. I couldn't sit still and I couldn't think straight. But I came back for more and still do. You'll know immediately if you're ready for this or not."
I took some time with this review...
PSM/Bokor | United States | 01/26/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I've listened to this CD so many times over the past two weeks. Each time, I've had a visceral reaction to what I heard. As I write this, I'm not 100% sure that I'm qualified to review this.

Ultimately, Teenage Jesus and the Jerks have cemented a place in the foundation of punk music. This is a wretched attack on any concept of music one may have.

This is coming from a fan of Flipper, CRASS, Meat Puppets, MC-5, and Suicide. I own a butt load of Throbbing Gristle releases. I'm not a casual punk, obscure music wanna-be. I own and crave some sh--.

The casual listener and then some will hate this CD and bust it into a thousand pieces within 1 minute. 99% of listeners will give it a 1 star rating and lower.

I will defend Flux of Pink Indians. I believe they are a very important band. But, Teenage Jesus and the Jerks make Flux sound like a day at the park.

I say, this is phenomenal. This is gut wrenching, primal emotion thrown out there for the listener to endure."