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JERRY’S KIDZ- s/t 7"EP (Test Site Records, USA, 1983)

I remember, when I drove through New Mexico in the winter of 1987, how strange it seemed to me to fence off the desert to the left and to the right of the highway. I was there with some friends of mine – we drove from Texas to Los Angeles and the pictures of Albuquerque and indian reservations (in the form of gambling halls and fast food stops) left a lasting impression. When Rudy D. B., who had native american parents and was a total HC and noise maniac, visited me in the early 90s, these pictures would sometimes fade in the view of his face. Rudy grew up in one of them hopeless places they call reservations and due to the lack of alternatives, he joined the U.S. military forces to become mechanic. He changed places, ended up being stationed in Germany, where he got into HC of the rawer sort. I used to call him “wild man”, but in fact, he was a very polite and clever guy who was trying to find his way. Last thing I heard of him was, that he went to university to study theoretical physics and I hope, one day he will read this.

JERRY’S KIDZ were from New Mexico (hence the “z” instead of the “s”, if you know what I mean) and unfortunately only released this great 7″. What always amazed me is how this sometimes sounds very similiar in style to a band we often think of as totally unique – I’m speaking of REBEL TRUTH, of course. Same dry sound (though more powerful here!), same weird riffing and kinda apathetic vocal style (at least in parts). Phenomenal!!!
There’s only little I can tell you about them other than the band’s singer David later joined CLOWN ALLEY who had a great demo tape and a phenomenal and totally underrated LP, called “Circus of Chaos” (same band also featured two later MELVINS members, if memory serves). The second pressing of this 7″ had a browwn sleeve, kinda oversized and a slightly different mastering. Only 500 were made of the 1st press, so here you go – enjoy some great almost obscured HC à l’américaine, made in Albuquerque, NM.

Marionetts.mp3
B.R.S..mp3
That’s Life.mp3
D.W.I..mp3 & Insanity.mp3

PS: During that trip, I took photos of feces in the desert. I still have some of those shit pix. Drop me a line if you want some.

43 Comments

  1. Anonymous

    the blog of blogs has done it again i knew you wouldnt give up. props!!! great record!! never knew jerrys kidz had a 7″!!!!

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    Posted on 09-Feb-07 at 13:32 | Permalink
  2. Erich

    Cheers anonymous. This is the NM JERYY’S KIDZ and not the Boston JERRY’S KIDS (as on “Boston not L.A.”).

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    Posted on 09-Feb-07 at 13:38 | Permalink
  3. Anonymous

    Yeah Milky, you poor little bastard with your silly “art” and “lyrics”. Go home, bang your sister and leave us alone, alright.

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    Posted on 09-Feb-07 at 14:08 | Permalink
  4. Erich

    Milky, you idiotic cowardish wanker, I will delete all of your shit. I understand you feel rejected by me – please go seek another father figure.

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    Posted on 09-Feb-07 at 14:20 | Permalink
  5. Anonymous

    this guy is so embarassing. he must feel like a piece of shit obviously. can’t you ban his ip?

    Bernard

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    Posted on 09-Feb-07 at 14:30 | Permalink
  6. Anonymous

    PS: Great post! Totally new to me but very very good. Why is this band so unknown????

    Bernard

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    Posted on 09-Feb-07 at 14:32 | Permalink
  7. Rico

    New Mexico’s best!!!! Saw them live in 1982 (?) and they were good but nowhere as great as on this 7″. Thanks for this!

    Rico

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    Posted on 09-Feb-07 at 14:38 | Permalink
  8. Anonymous

    Really a great post. Thanx a lot Erich

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    Posted on 09-Feb-07 at 14:40 | Permalink
  9. swepete

    Sweet piece of plastic!! Thanks Erich!

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    Posted on 09-Feb-07 at 14:41 | Permalink
  10. Anonymous

    Good, good, good. HC before metal took over. nice job.

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    Posted on 09-Feb-07 at 14:52 | Permalink
  11. Anonymous

    excellent record….
    Timmy

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    Posted on 09-Feb-07 at 16:18 | Permalink
  12. Anonymous

    FINAL MESSAGE
    Erich, I’m thinking about coming to Sweden and FUCKING YOU IN THE ASS. How bout I analize that Swedish butt, rape it, make it bleed, make you feel as if your hole never had a wrinkle at all.

    I’ll be YOUR father figure, you’ll cry “DADDY” and “DADDY MORE”!

    Make you suck your own shit debri out of my piss-slit, clip the tip of your nose off with fabric scissors… Make you cry “Daddy” “Daddy no it hurts”
    I could do all this and more, but it need not be for I am everything you wish you could be. Now, get on your scabby knees and pray to my godly essence, I am what all of you have dreamed of and wished for.

    I declare total sonic-war against:
    Hardcore
    Grindcore
    Death Metal
    Black Metal
    Noise Rock
    Crust

    I will prevail, you will all fall in fear and tears, I will drown all of you in the blood of my soul and fluid of my brain.
    I am the kingdom of light given flesh.

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    Posted on 09-Feb-07 at 16:29 | Permalink
  13. Anonymous

    Rephrased FINAL message
    To Erich Keller and the “Grindcore” “Hardcore” and “Death Metal” genres

    FINAL MESSAGE
    Erich, I’m thinking about coming to Sweden and FUCKING YOU IN THE ASS. How bout I analize that Swedish butt, rape it, make it bleed, make you feel as if your hole never had a wrinkle at all?

    I’ll be YOUR father figure, you’ll cry “DADDY” and “DADDY MORE”!

    Make you suck your own shit debri out of my piss-slit, clip the tip of your nose off with fabric scissors… Make you cry “Daddy” “Daddy no it hurts”
    I could do all this and more, but it need not be for I am everything you wish you could be. Now, get on your scabby knees and pray to my godly essence, I am what all of you have dreamed of and wished for.

    I declare total sonic-war against:
    Hardcore
    Grindcore
    Death Metal
    Black Metal
    Noise Rock
    Crust
    etc

    I will prevail and you will all fall in moans of sorrow. I will drown all of you in the blood of my soul and fluid of my brain.
    I am the kingdom of light given flesh.
    I am the jester opening the doors leading to corridors unseen. I am eroticism and exorcism.

    Expect very interesting sights/sounds to arise soon.

    xoxoxoxoxo

    M A F N (:SZ668:)

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    Posted on 09-Feb-07 at 16:42 | Permalink
  14. Anonymous

    Not half as good as the other Jerrys Kids but still decent. You relating Rudy’s story almost brought tears to my eyes.

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    Posted on 09-Feb-07 at 16:52 | Permalink
  15. Anonymous

    The sonic-war had been declared…
    Wow, i’m shitting my pants!!!

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    Posted on 09-Feb-07 at 17:40 | Permalink
  16. Slobodan Burgher

    i have serious doubts about this stalker of yours…in fact i think he works for rapidshare,,

    anyways thanks for this, me too though “alright: its that boston band…” obviously not, so thanks for the history lesson!

    i do say though, those must be some shitpictures no?

    🙂

    Slobodan

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    Posted on 09-Feb-07 at 17:41 | Permalink
  17. brainless

    there was a jerry’s kidz demo tape that came after this 7″. it was supposed to be a second 7″, but there were not enough funds to put it out. i’ve been trying to track it down for a WHILE, but of course, i’ve had no luck whatsoever.

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    Posted on 09-Feb-07 at 18:13 | Permalink
  18. Milky AFN - Your Lord and Savior

    Oh, you’ll be shitting boy. If you had any idea how serious I am and how effective I will be, you’d surly be shitting your drawers. Yep, great flowing waterfalls of shit drying to your leghairs.
    Right now I’ve got nothin to prove to you, but quickly you will realize who I am and what I am.
    As for why irritate a blog, why not?

    Now THAT is the FINAL post. OK?

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    Posted on 09-Feb-07 at 20:23 | Permalink
  19. Anonymous

    I saw Jerry’s Kidz play at the Cathay de Grande in ’84! Fuck you all!!

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    Posted on 09-Feb-07 at 23:59 | Permalink
  20. Anonymous

    Great record again! Wow!!

    I have pictures, street adress, telephone number and email of “Milky”, by the way. Let me know and I will post everything. He’s a stupid asshole and a chicken too. About 17 years old. You’d laugh your ass off I tell you.

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    Posted on 10-Feb-07 at 02:22 | Permalink
  21. adamski

    A great 7″! Got the re-release (bootleg?) on Lost & Found a few years back & I think it’s one of those more obsure but still under-rated records.
    Wasn’t much of a fan of CLOWN ALLEY. I had their LP but got rid of it not long after buying it. I might be a it more appreciative of it these days, though.
    And Erich, all this “Milky” stuff is getting really tiresome & has been for weeks. Can everybody please just ignore his bullshit? Let’s get back to the music!!

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    Posted on 10-Feb-07 at 03:51 | Permalink
  22. Erich

    Couldn’t agree more, adamsi. I would ban this idiot if I could.

    Try CLOWN ALLEY again. The LP has beeen reissued on Southern recently. It’s such a powerful record, but totally metal. “Uranium miner’s daughter” is a hit!

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    Posted on 10-Feb-07 at 04:06 | Permalink
  23. Anonymous

    To ignore that idiot is absolutely the only thing to do

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    Posted on 10-Feb-07 at 04:24 | Permalink
  24. Anonymous

    Great one. Posted at Strange Reaction a long time ago.

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    Posted on 10-Feb-07 at 10:17 | Permalink
  25. Sam

    Great EP, the music is good but i allways thought the voice was kind of boring ; they had the “counting calories” tape released the same year. The Clown Alley member who went into the Melvins is Lisa Black, she was the bass player.

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    Posted on 11-Feb-07 at 06:51 | Permalink
  26. Tony

    Great EP!! Great band! I have a copy of this record with the more boring looking “band sleeve” and didn’t realize the mastering was different– I’ll have to break out the headphones and compare the two. About 10 years ago, someone taped me some unreleased live and demo stuff by Jerry’s Kidz that is also fantastic! It’s maybe 60 minutes long or so- maybe part of it is the “Counting Calories” tape that someone above referred to(?). The live and demo stuff I have was floating around tape trading circles for a while in the mid 90’s (read: “tape trading” as in cassette tapes, before people burned CD’s for each other).

    P.S. What’s up with the Anonymous “Daddy” posting above? Disturbing, I guess he’d be shit of luck if he came (no pun intended?) to find Erich in Sweden since he doesn’t live there. Doh!

    – TONY

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    Posted on 12-Feb-07 at 08:23 | Permalink
  27. Anonymous

    D.W.I. kicks ass!!

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    Posted on 12-Feb-07 at 09:41 | Permalink
  28. Anonymous

    post that second recording….please.
    timmy

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    Posted on 12-Feb-07 at 11:42 | Permalink
  29. Erich

    That’s all I have of JK. Also, I never personally compared the two pressings of the 7″.

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    Posted on 12-Feb-07 at 12:02 | Permalink
  30. Anonymous

    because “Sweden” is a funny word

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    Posted on 12-Feb-07 at 16:08 | Permalink
  31. Slobodan Burgher

    Hall kaften, du fattar ju ingenting ditt ollon.

    Anonumous ar ett cp-skadat ord.

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    Posted on 13-Feb-07 at 07:31 | Permalink
  32. swepete

    Pure poetry there, my dear Herr Burgher! Du ska inte använda CP som ett skällsord! Sa den lilla skolfröken! Nyah, Nyah, Nyah, Na! Ollon äro ett så fint svenskt ord!
    So bloody there!

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    Posted on 13-Feb-07 at 15:27 | Permalink
  33. Anonymous

    Sverige är en förfärlig land

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    Posted on 13-Feb-07 at 22:23 | Permalink
  34. Anonymous

    Svensk Jews äta spädbarn

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    Posted on 13-Feb-07 at 22:25 | Permalink
  35. Slobodan Burgher

    Kanske det men det ar inget for svarta Hollandare och muslimska Tyskar, de ater jatte-svara att fa tag i vinylskivor BARA for att forstora for alla punkare! Det ar sant! Jiaj Jaja JiJio

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    Posted on 14-Feb-07 at 07:52 | Permalink
  36. haizman_brain

    I never saw JKz – but I saw Clown Alley once. I think the drummer of CA was from Sacrilege (a thrash band that was on Alchemy…along with Poison Idea and RKL). I remember the singer had a big blonde afro and would run in place on the stage like he was running a stationary marathon.

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    Posted on 14-Feb-07 at 22:40 | Permalink
  37. Anonymous

    You all sick of hearing Milky’s comments??? All Erich has to do is ask that fucking coward Peter SwedenFaggot how to ban someone from his blog cuz Peter’s an expert at RUNNING AWAY from a challenge!

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    Posted on 15-Feb-07 at 19:16 | Permalink
  38. Anonymous

    mike rush is a fucking joke. fuck off man.

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    Posted on 15-Feb-07 at 23:39 | Permalink
  39. Erich

    Get a life, kid.

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    Posted on 16-Feb-07 at 00:26 | Permalink
  40. Anonymous

    Clown Alley used to get a lot of
    rotation at my house. They were part
    of the hardcore “crossover” scene in
    the Bay Area along with Sacrilege,
    DRI, Verbal Abuse(2),etc..Ah, good
    times.

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    Posted on 23-Feb-07 at 10:07 | Permalink
  41. Anonymous

    And thanks for the post by the way.
    Pretty good.

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    Posted on 23-Feb-07 at 10:09 | Permalink
  42. Anonymous

    Hey y’all! G from Jerry’s Kidz here. man, cool to see that there are still ‘smart’ motherfuckers out there that dig the real style! Jerry’s Kidz are trying to get a reunion together this year. I just had a big bash and we almost pulled it off. Shooting for October.
    I’m still at it. Check my current band, Black Maria at http://www.myspace.com/blackmariarocks

    Kevin (Jerry’s Kidz bass player) and myself are also going to get all those old tapes and un-released stuff out. Yeah, we have been bootlegged by some assholes in Germany or Italy or whatever (Lost and Found Records, I think) Brian from Grand Theft Audio put us on a lawsuit he had against those jerks and we actually saw some $$ from that (thanks Brian!) And thanks to the owner of this blog and all y’all that dig this kind of heritage! Fuck Yeah!! Anyone that wants to “talk” reminise, threaten or whatever, drop me a line; stokedmofo13@yahoo.com
    because this shit is what started my life meaning something….and still fucking does!!
    Thanks again. Keep up the great work and keep on keeping on!
    -G/Jerry’s Kidz

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    Posted on 24-May-07 at 09:35 | Permalink
  43. Rhodia

    ..(??).., it all just “STOPS” here..??.., & there’s really nothing to be found online re: N.M. JK’Z..(???!!) I’ve had their 7″ stuff for awhile from the “PUNK TERRITORY” release.., & it’s fuckin awesome.., but I’ve always wondered about their backstory..??

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    Posted on 05-Jul-14 at 13:35 | Permalink

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