What a perfect transition. From Olho Seco to some of the best powerpop platters ever released. If you haven’t heard Hanging On The Telephone by Blondie you’ve probably been without a radio the past 25 years or so. It took me a looooonngg time till I get to know that their mega hit was actually done by The Nerves and was way better rendered in it’s original form. Totally stripped down and super thin powerpop. Goose bumps every time. Rest of the tracks are hooked laden and highly 60s influenced pop songs that will make every punker cry and longing for their studs and glue bags. I can hear you scream “play faster”. This is more punk then any and all of the dis-clones out there.
And now you fill in all the blanks about how important The Nerves where to the early L.A. punk scene and especially Peter Case.
Hangin On The Telephone.mp3
When You Find Out.mp3
Give Me Sometime.mp3
Working Too Hard.mp3