Teenage Jesus & the Jerks


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Birth Place: New York, USA
Years Active: 1976–1979, 2008–present
Genres: Post-punk, No Wave, Noise Rock

Teenage Jesus and the Jerks were an influential New York post-punk group who formed part of the city's No Wave movement. Founded by one-time CBGBs waitress Lydia Lunch and saxophonist James Chance, the group was active from 1976 to 1979, releasing only a handful of singles. Chance eventually left to form The Contortions and pursue his own equally abrasive musical direction. Both groups were featured on the seminal ''No New York'' LP, a showcase of the early No Wave scene compiled and produced by Brian Eno. Infamous for playing ten-minute sets filled with thirty-second songs, they sought to take music beyond what Lunch saw as the traditionalism of punk rock. The group left behind little mo... Continue Bio >>


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