Here’s the different cover from the 2nd pressing of their great EP on the Test Site label. This “live” sleeve gets dinged up and smeared pretty easily (at least my second hand copy did)- maybe this is due to the type of paper used. And here is one of the labels which was also used on the first press- I guess the dual dicks smashing into each side of the skeleton skull are supposed to signify that the band is a “mind fuck” of sorts (?)
To follow up on my posting of Jerry’s Kidz “Counting Calories” cassette, here is some unreleased live stuff- one set from their appearance on the radio show at KUNM-FM in their hometown of Albuquerque (incidentally, KUNM is still around as a public radio station. I am a long-time digger of lots of NPR and other public radio, as well as now some CBC radio shows from Canada, but I digress…). The other set I included here is a mystery to me- it was taped for me years ago on the same dubbed tape that also included the Counting Calories cassette. Since I posted Counting Calories, I have been e-mailing back and forth with an old Albuquerque scenester now living in Florida, and he told me that the KUNM live in the studio set also included a radio interview. I don’t be having that otherwise I would have posted it.
Besides correcting me on the some of the Counting Calories song titles, the same guy also told me some other stuff that I never knew- namely, that Jerry’s Kidz singer Dave Duran moved to the Bay Area after their breakup and sang for the thrash band Clown Alley who released an LP in 1986 called “Circus of Chaos” which I have yet to listen to. The LP, along with a 1985 demo, was posted here on the True Punk and Metal Blog several years back.
Mr. Duran then went on to the band Eyeball who released a few records on Lookout back in the late 80’s and early 90’s. I think I have one of those Eyeball 7″s buried somewhere deep in my basement in my “found-in-the-50-cent-bin-but-never-listened-to” pile.
While poking around the internet, I actually found a short blurb from 2007 in this local Albuquerque paper called Alibi that mentions former Jerry’s Kidz member Gordy Andersen- here’s a link to the article. At 50 he is still rocking out, now in a band called Black Maria who- judging from the song posted on t
heir MySpace page- seem to take a more hard rock approach- here’s a link to their site. One more link- I found an old MRR review of the Jerry’s Kidz EP (Issue #11, January 1984) on the great Operation Phoneix zine archive. Funny, but they name the review gives the EP is “This Is Albuquerque Not Boston” and the band address is singer Dave Duran’s- here’s a link to the review (it’s on Page 2 of 9 in the .pdf).
LIVE @ KUNM-FM, ALBUQUERQUE, NM (CIRCA 1983?)
Tracks 3-5= (Unknown Titles)
LIVE (DATE AND VENUE UNKNOWN) (MAYBE 1983 or 1984?)
1. Atomic Zone (aka “Stepping Stone”)
Tracks 2-6= (Unknown Titles)
*My tape did not come with any song titles- I don’t think any of them match songs that were on the Counting Calories cassette, though, unless my song matching abilities are being compromised right now