Thursday, 4 April 2019

The Jerks ‎– "Jerk Off" (Overground Records ‎– OVER 65CD) 1997


They mentioned the Dole Queue, they said that they 'Hate You',and one of them had bleached hair......must be Punk right?
One of the more credible groups on Lightning Records, but don't ask me me why!
They did after all,have a keyboard player,which breaks rule number two of Punk Rock...No Keyboard Players. They also break rule number one, No Backing Singers.At least rule number three wasn't contravened,...No Brass Sections.A big no no that one....remember The Saints second album!???
The later tracks reveal  genuine pretentions towards New Wave Pop,but they didn't have any talent, which is, in itself, a major talent if you wanna make proper Punk Rock......which The Jerks managed to actually do on a couple of tracks.All this despite the rather silly use of the word 'woofing' in a tune that resides in one of the very worst punk sub-genres.....'Comedy Punk'. Did anyone ever find Toy Dolls, Splodgenessabounds, and the Dickies funny at all?

Tracklisting:

1 Back To Berlin
2 California Sun
3 Hold My Hand
4 You're Not Worth It (Jerk Off)
5 Dole Queue Boys
6 We Hate You
7 Get Your Woofing Dog Off Me
8 More More More
9 Join The Navy
10 Cool
11 Cruisin' (Again)
12 Safety Zone
13 The Beating Of Hearts
14 Come Back Bogart
15 Are You Strong Enough?


2 comments:

Anonymous said...

Never found the Dickies terribly amusing but The Incredible Shrinking Dickies is fantastic, and the second one's a cracker too, likewise the 7"s. Just play You Drive Me Ape (You Big Gorilla) and name an English punk band that sounded like that. Awesome!

insanepainter said...

the second saints record ,i thought, was the best lp they did! no your product .but then again , i actualy enjoy listening to these old wreckords, even the jerks! so thanks for ur blog and ur early punk rock posts!