Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Last Minute Gift Ideas

Well, scratch another one off my want list! Great to see an official CD release on Alive Records of the legendary band the Nerves, a powerpop supergroup of sorts that featured Peter Case, Paul Collins and Jack Lee. They are probably best known for Jack Lee's Hanging on the Telephone which was covered by Blondie on their 1978 Parallel Lines LP.

The set includes their 1976 EP (their only recorded output) and a nice mix of demos and live material. Some of the live tracks are a little rough soundwise but are still a great historical document from a seminal band! This was a long time coming and worth the wait!

You can pick up your own copy from the good folks at Not Lame or Ray at Kool Kat Musik!

1 comment:

The Phantom Creeps said...

Boy, do I want that. I had that EP back in the day.

Amazing how far Case has come since then musically. Who would have thought he would have turned into this great gruff folkie minstrel....