Shit! This post been laying around since september 2007. I need to post more often. Erich, this time I won’t forget you! You posted this years ago :). So there where another Jerry’s Kidz,but with a z instead of an s. And these kids where from New Mexico and not Boston.
Quality wise it’s just as great as Bostons Jerry’s Kids but with their own twist to HC like they did it in the old days. Just rocking from start to finish. Outstanding production that’s not too far away from Zero Boys – Vicious Circle. You know ultra thin guitar sound so that the beefiness can be backed up by a dry thick bass. A classic that didn’t get much attention upon it’s release(?). At least I can’t remember hearing it back when or people recommending it. Strange.Â
Label: Test Site
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Peter, are you now posting my entire “backcatalogue”?
Yepp! Next up is Killerpralinen!
Hahaha. Great. I thought it would be some NWOBHM record. Anyway, let me know what you need and I’ll send all my files over to you. Actually, we could swap all files and I start publishing your stuff. And Martin’s great collection of almost-punk.
This is some great SoCal-style hardcore. Thanks! The guitarist seems a little better than most, too. I just checked American Hardcore and Steve Blush mentioned them, but didn’t remember anything about them other than they were from Albuquerque, New Mexico. Not that he’s the greatest authority on the subject, but there aren’t a lot of sources, you know?
if I’ll ever start my own blog I’ll call it “Almost killed by death” and give you the well deserved credits for the name.
I’m back!! Yeah!!! That is funny…”Martin’s great collection of almost-punk”…hahahaha. Maybe one day, Martin, you will find a real punk record to post??? Hahahaha
One comment about the record itself. Great!
I’ve always liked side 1, but it gets a little tedious by side 2. Not even close to the brilliance of the real Jerry’s Kids from Boston, but still a fine effort. Thanks for posting.
Way better than Boston’s Jerry kids.
But BUT dewey have you really listen to Insanity? One of the best tracks on the EP and yes it’s on side 2.
You’re absolutely right Peter! That really is the best track. Still, I always get burned out on this record by the time I get to side 2, and then DWI is probably the worst track and it starts the second side. I should just drop the needle directly on Insanity. Even Insanity is not in the same league as the Boston J.K.
“Marionetts” is my fave and made it into my Top 250 Songs posting on my blog, great singing style. My copy of this EP has a totally different, brown-colored sleeve with a picture of the band playing live on the front. I have a bunch of unreleased live and studio stuff by Jerry’s Kidz that I need to post on my blog. Some of it is from a college radio show they played live on, but other parts of it might be from their “Counting Calories” cassette-only release. But I’m not sure since the person who taped it for me years ago included no info or track listings on it. I used to love getting tapes like that back in the good old tape trading days…
That’s the second pressing you have, Tony.
Would love to hear those demos, this has always been a favorite of mine. I have an extra second press if anyone is feeling inclined to trade. This was also issued by the big bad lost and found on cdep, and it was included split between 2 cd’s on the anthology hardcore cd’s in the 90’s.
Wild times. Biased opinion. Brandon Maus (drums) was my roommate back then. I have an original copy. Absolutely pristine. I hadn’t listened to it in years. The music’s held up really well. It’s always hard to judge a friends music and not feel like a groupie. Awesome stuff, though. If you see this Brandon, I hope you and your sis are well.
Wow, just ran into this by chance! I have great memories of those guys! Like you Tony, I have some old tapes of them from the UNM radio shows (and the vinyl)…no idea where, but I know I do! Some of the best shows in ABQ around that time! Paul…I think I remember you! Cheers guys!
Man, Miss skatin with you guys!!
I grew up in albuquerque and these guys used to watch me as a kid. Turned me on to skating and punk rock music!
GREW UP WITH THESE GUYS FROM ALBUQUERQUE——-LONG LIVE PV’S—-THEY WERE A WILD BUNCH———–WOULD MAKE THE MODERN MTV SHOWS LIKE TRAVIS PASTRANA NITRO CIRCUS——LOOK LIKE KIDDIE STUFF—-SOME OF EM WENT ON TO FORM BANDS THAT GOT SOME NATIONAL RECOGNITION LIKE THE “HELL CATS” AND THE OLD HARDCORE BAND “EYEBALL”—-MOST ARE STILL PUNKIN THE WORLD TODAY!
Hey I finally updated my blog and posted the Jerry’s Kidz “Counting Calories” cassette-only release that came out before this EP.
Ho ho will check it out tonight Tony :).
I’m the drummer from Jerry’s Kidz and Hellcats. Hi Paul. We had a lot of fun in the old apartment. I’m in the phone book if you want to give me a call.
hey! i saw you guys in el paso and alb…at the last show at the locksmith place…saw people go thru the roof literally! you guys rocked!
shut up punks (stupid white kidz)
i tryed to get this on ebay but got outbid at $38. it was the second presssing. great record, i love his voice. i like it better then boston’s jerry’s kids.
Brandon, it’s Bobroff. What’s up? Long time no see. Anyway I remember seeing JKz and other greats like Korphu. Albuquerque really had a great thing going back then…great friends, great parties….ah the good old days. THis 7″ was my first or second. I picked it up the same day I picked up “Cracks in the Sidewalk” comp at Bow Wow Records.
Good to hear from you. It’s been many years. I’m in the phone book, give me a call.
I have the second press as well. The vocals seem mixed more up front than the 1st press on this blog. Just wondering if any one else noticed this.