Teenage Jesus & The Jerks

(New York City spring 1977 - July 1979)

Discography


Discography: a chronological overview of all record releases. Recordings of the American band Teenage Jesus & The Jerks. 
Compilations with non-exclusive tracks are not listed.
-Information in grey italics is uncertain-


Regular releases

ORPHANS/LESS OF ME - SINGLE (25-Apr-78)

Teenage Jesus: Orphans -front ORPHANS/LESS OF ME (7")

Tracklist: Orphans/ Less Of Me

Recording info: Recorded in a studio, New York City in Feb-78. Produced by Robert Quine [The Voidoids].

Notes: First ever release by Lydia Lunch. Lust/Unlust music was owned by Charles Ball. Migraine was Lydia's label.

Line-up: Lydia Lunch (guitar and vocals)/ Gordon Stevenson (bass) and Bradly Field (on just 1 drum).

  • Migraine Records -CC333 (US,25-Apr-78)

Teenage Jesus: Orphans -back

BABY DOLL - SINGLE (Apr-79)

Teenage Jesus: Baby Doll -front BABY DOLL (7")

Tracklist: Baby Doll// Freud In Flop/ Race Mixing

Recording info: Recorded in a studio, New York City in the second half of 1978. Produced by Robert Quine [The Voidoids].

Notes: Sleeve photo by Julia Gorton.

Line-up: Lydia Lunch (guitar and vocals)/ Jim Sclavunos (bass) and Bradly Field (1 drum and 1 cymbal).

  • Migraine Records -CC334 (US,Apr-79)

Teenage Jesus: Baby Doll -back

PINK - EP (1979)

Teenage Jesus: Pink -front PINK (12")

Tracklist: Freud In Flop/ Race Mixing/ Baby Doll/ Burning Rubber (live)/ Red Alert (live)// Orphans/ Less Of Me.

Recording info: Side 1 recorded in a studio, New York City in the second half of 1978 and produced by Robert Quine. Side 2 recorded in a studio, New York City in Feb-78 and produced by Robert Quine, except "Burning Rubber" and "Red Alert" recorded live CBGB's, New York City on 17-Jan-1979 and produced by Woody Payne (a.k.a Charles Ball).

Notes: Compilation of the two 7" singles, plus 2 additional live tracks. Sleeve photo by Julia Gorton. "Woody Payne" was a fictitious character who claimed the copyright of some of blues legend Robert Johnson's songs.

Line-up: Lydia Lunch (guitar and vocals)/ Gordon Stevenson (bass on 1st single tracks) + Jim Sclavunos (bass on all other) and Bradly Field (1 drum and 1 cymbal).

  • Migraine Records -CC336 (US,1979) Pink vinyl
  • Migraine Records -CC336 (US,1979) Black vinyl

Teenage Jesus: Pink -back

Teenage Jesus: Pink -front PINK (12")

Tracklist: Freud In Flop/ Race Mixing/ Baby Doll/ Burning Rubber (live)/ Red Alert (live)// Orphans/ Less Of Me.

Notes: Art edition: 4-color silk screened sleeve & the Art Edition is limited to 100 copies. HAZE XXL pencil-signed & numbered copies with hand printed linocut print of Lydia mounted to the back. Special colorway vinyl with the Art Edition as well. Vinyl is pink & black.

  • Amphetamine Reptile Records -AMREP110 (US,20-Nov-16) Re-issue. Ltd to 100.

Teenage Jesus: Pink -back

Teenage Jesus: Pink -front PINK (12")

Tracklist: Freud In Flop/ Race Mixing/ Baby Doll/ Burning Rubber (live)/ Red Alert (live)// Orphans/ Less Of Me.

Notes: Regular numbered edition: Limited to 150 copies & features pink & black haze vinyl. Edition # is hand-stamped on the back.

  • Amphetamine Reptile Records -AMREP110 (US,20-Nov-16) Re-issue. Ltd to 150.

Teenage Jesus: Pink -back

PRE - EP (1979)

Teenage Jesus: Pre black -front PRE (12")

Tracklist: The Closet // Less Of Me/ My Eyes

Recording info: Recorded in a studio in SoHo, New York City in 1977 and mixed by Lydia Lunch & James Chance.

Notes: Earliest recording of Lydia Lunch. First recordings of Teenage Jesus & The Jerks when James Chance was still in the band. Different version of "Less Of Me" than the one on the first single. Cover photo by Julia Gorton.

Line-up: Lydia Lunch (guitar and vocals)/ James Chance (saxophone)/ Reck (bass) and Bradly Field (1 drum and 1 cymbal).

  • ZE Records -ZE12011 (US,1979) White/black cover.

Teenage Jesus: Pre black -back

Teenage Jesus: Pre pink -front PRE (12")

Tracklist: The Closet // Less Of Me/ My Eyes

Recording info: Recorded in a studio in SoHo, New York City between spring/August 1977 and mixed by Lydia Lunch & James Chance.

Notes: Earliest recording of Lydia Lunch. First recordings of Teenage Jesus & The Jerks when James Chance was still in the band. Different version of "Less Of Me" than the one on the first single. Cover photo by Julia Gorton.

Line-up: Lydia Lunch (guitar and vocals)/ James Chance (saxophone)/ Reck (bass) and Bradly Field (1 drum and 1 cymbal).

  • Celluloid/ZE Records -CEL 2 6565 (FR,Jun-80) Pink/black cover.

Teenage Jesus: Pre pink -back

EVERYTHING - ALBUM (Oct-95)

Teenage Jesus: Everything -front EVERYTHING (CD)

Tracklist: 1.Red Alert(live)/ 2.Orphans/ 3.The Closet/ 4.Burning Rubber(live)/ 5.I Woke Up Dreaming(live)/ 6.Freud In Flop/ 7.Baby Doll/ 8.Race Mixing/ 9.Crown Of Thorns(live)/ 10.My Eyes (studio)/ 11.Less Of Me (studio)/ 12.Red Alert(live)

Recording info: track 2 recorded in a studio, New York City in Feb-78. Produced by Robert Quine [The Voidoids]; track 3 recorded @ the Big Apple studios, New York City in May-78. Produced by Brian Eno; tracks 6-8 recorded in a studio, New York City in the second half of 1978. Produced by Robert Quine [The Voidoids]; tracks 10 and 11 recorded in the studio, New York City in 1977 and mixed by Lydia Lunch & James Chance; rest live @ CBGB's, New York City 17-Jan-1979. Mastered by Jim G.Thirlwell, except tracks 10 and 11 by Michael Romanowski.

Notes: All tracks taken from the "Hysterie" compilation album + 2 tracks from "PRE" 12", but not 'everything'. Remastered, but not for the better. Rendered superfluous with the release of the "Shut Up And Bleed" compilation album (2008). Cover photo by Julia Gorton.

Line-up tracks 2,3,5 Lydia Lunch (guitar and vocals)/ Gordon Stevenson (bass) and Bradly Field (drum), rest Jim Sclavunos on bass instead of George Stevenson, except tracks 10,11: Lydia Lunch (guitar and vocals)/ James Chance (saxophone)/ Reck (bass) and Bradly Field (1 drum and 1 cymbal).

  • Atavistic -ALP51CD (US,Oct-95) Digipack
  • Trident Music -TWIST 3 (UK,Oct-95)

Teenage Jesus: Everything -back

LIVE AT MAX'S KANSAS CITY, 1977 - ALBUM (09-Apr-06)

Teenage Jesus: Live At Max's -front LIVE AT MAX'S KANSAS CITY, 1977 (CD-R)

Tracklist: My Eyes (are empty)/ Burning Rubber/ Popularity Is So Boring/ No Morality/ I Woke Up Dreaming/ Less Of Me/ The Closet/ Race Mixing/ Orphans.

Recording info: Recorded live @ Max's Kansas City,New York City on 20-Sep-77.

Notes: 20 mins live recording on cassette. Available only through www.lydia-lunch.org. The CD-R contains a 41 pages pdf file with photos and clippings. Back cover has a picture of Lydia at the age of 14 (1973).

Line-up: Lydia Lunch (guitar and vocals)/ Reck (bass) and Bradly Field (1 drum and 1 cymbal).

  • Widowspeak Records/lydia-lunch.org (EU,09-Apr-06) Ltd. edition.

Teenage Jesus: Live At Max's -back

SHUT UP AND BLEED - ALBUM (21-Jul-08)

Teenage Jesus: Shut Up And Bleed-front SHUT UP AND BLEED (CD)

Tracklist: 1.Red Alert/ 2.Orphans/ 3.Burning Rubber/ 4.The Closet/ 5.Less Of Me/ 6.Freud In Flop/ 7.I Woke Up Dreaming/ 8.See Pretty(*)/ 9.Baby Doll/ 10.Race Mixing/ 11.Crown Of Thorns/ 12.Staircase(*)/ 13.Less Of Me/ 14.Tornado Warnings(*)/ 15.My Eyes/ 16.Case #14(*)/ 17.Red Alert/ 18.I Am The Lord Jesus(*)/ 19.Sidewalk(*)/ 20.Burning Rubber/ 21.Try Me(*)/ 22.The Closet/ 23.Eliminate By Night/ 24.I Woke Up Dreaming/ 25.Roll Your Thunder/ 26.No Morality/ 27.GI Blue(*)/ 28.Popularity Is So Boring/ 29.Red Alert.

Recording info: Tracks 23 and 25 recorded live by Perry Brandston @ the Artist's Space, New York City on 06-May-78. Rest see elsewhere. Compilation produced, edited and remastered by Tom Garretson.

Sources: TJ&TJ: tracks 4,5,15 taken from the "Pre" 12"; tracks 2,13 taken from the "Orphans" 7" (1st single); tracks 1,3,22,24 taken from the "No New York" album; tracks 6,9,10 taken from the "Baby Doll" 7" (2nd single); tracks 26,28 taken from the "Live @ Max's Kansas City, 1977" album; tracks 7,11,17,20,29 (live @ CBGB's NYC 17-Jan-1979) taken from the "Hysterie" album; BS: tracks 12,21 taken from their first (and only) single; tracks 8,19 (studio 08-Dec-78) taken from the "Hysterie" album; tracks 14,16,18,27 (live NYC June 1979) taken from the "Hysterie" album.

Notes: The ultimate Teenage Jesus & The Jerks and Beirut Slump(*) compilation. Contains 2 previously unreleased TJ&TJ tracks.

  • Cherry Red -CDMRED367 (UK,21-Jul-08)
  • Atavistic -ALP500CD (US,02-Sep-08)

Teenage Jesus: Shut Up And Bleed-back

Teenage Jesus: Shut Up And Bleed LP-front SHUT UP AND BLEED (LP)

Tracklist: 1.Red Alert/ 2.Orphans/ 3.Burning Rubber/ 4.The Closet/ 5.Less Of Me/ 6.Freud In Flop/ 7.I Woke Up Dreaming/ 8.Baby Doll/ 9.Race Mixing/ 10.Crown Of Thorns/ 11.Less Of Me/ 12.My Eyes/ 13.Red Alert/ 14.Burning Rubber/ 15.The Closet/ 16.Eliminate By Night/ 17.I Woke Up Dreaming/ 18.Roll Your Thunder/ 19.No Morality/ 20.Popularity Is So Boring/ 21.Red Alert.

Recording info: Tracks 16 and 18 recorded live by Perry Brandston @ the Artist's Space, New York City on 06-May-78. Rest see elsewhere. Compilation produced, edited and remastered by Tom Garretson.

Sources: TJ&TJ: tracks 4,5,12 taken from the "Pre" 12"; tracks 2,11 taken from the "Orphans" 7" (1st single); tracks 1,3,15,17 taken from the "No New York" album; tracks 6,8,9 taken from the "Baby Doll" 7" (2nd single); tracks 19,20 taken from the "Live @ Max's Kansas City, 1977" album; tracks 7,10,13,14 (live @ CBGB's NYC 17-Jan-1979) taken from the "Hysterie" album.

Notes: The ultimate Teenage Jesus & The Jerks compilation. Contains 2 previously unreleased TJ&TJ tracks. Same as CD release, but omitting the Beirut Slump tracks.

  • Cherry Red -CRP101 (UK,13-Aug-10)

Teenage Jesus: Shut Up And Bleed LP -back

LIVE 1977-1979 - ALBUM (04-Dec-15)

Teenage Jesus: Live 1979-1979 -front LIVE 1977-1979 (CD/LP)

Tracklist: 1.Less Of Me/ 2.My Eyes/ 3.Popularity Is So Boring/ 4.Orphans/ 5.Eliminate By Night/ 6.Freud In Flop/ 7.Burning Rubber/ 8.I Woke Up Dreaming/ 9.Crown Of Thorns/ 10.Baby Doll/ 11.Race Mixing/ 12. Donít Talk About Love/ 13.No Morality/ 14.instrumental/ 15.Baby Doll/ 16.Freud In Flop/ 17.Race Mixing/ 18.Crown Of Thorns/ 19.Red Alert/ 20.The Closet/ 21.instrumental/ 22.Freud In Flop/ 23.Burning Rubber/ 24.Red Alert/ 25.Orphans/ 26.Eliminate By Night/ 27.The Closet.

Recording info: 1-5 recorded live @ Maxís Kansas City, New York City on 17-May-78; 6-11 recorded live @ CBGB's, New York City on 17-Jan-79; 12-13 recorded live @ Maxís Kansas City, New York City on 08-Aug-77; 14-19 recorded live @ Maxís Kansas City, New York City on 17-Apr-79; 20-24 recorded live @ CBGB's, New York City on 04-Nov-78; 25-27 recorded live @ the Horseshoe Tavern, Toronto on 03/04-Aug-78.

Notes: Edited and mastered by Weasel Walter from live audience cassette recordings. Photo on front cover by Eugene Merinov, live @ Max's. Line-up: Lydia Lunch (guitar/vocals), Bradly Field (drum/cymbal), Jim Sclavunos (bass on 6-11 + 14-27), Gordon Stevenson (bass on 1-5), Reck (bass on 12-13) and James Chance (saxophone on 12-13).

  • Other People OP035CD (US,04-Dec-15) CD
  • Other People OP035LP (US,04-Dec-15) LP

Teenage Jesus: Live 1979-1979 -back





Compilations

V/A: NO NEW YORK - ALBUM (Nov-78)

No New York Antilles -front V/A: NO NEW YORK (LP)

Tracklist: The Contortions: Dish It Out/ Flip Your Face/ Jaded/ I Canít Stand Myself, Teenage Jesus and The Jerks: Burning Rubber/ The Closet/ Red Alert/ I Woke Up Dreaming// Mars: Helen Fordsdale/ Hairwaves/ Tunnel/ Puerto Rican Ghost, DNA: Egomaniacís Kiss/ Lionel/ Not Moving/ Size.

Recording info: Recorded @ the Big Apple studios, New York City in May-78. Produced by Brian Eno.

Notes: TJ&TJ line-up: Lydia Lunch (guitar and vocals)/ Gordon Stevenson (bass) and Bradly Field (drums).

  • Antilles/Island Records -AN7067 (US,Nov-78)
  • Polygram KK/Off Note/Cut Out -ONCOL-002 (JP,13-Sep-97)
  • Lilith Records -LR102LP (RU,Sep-05) Picture disc.

No New York Antilles -back

No New York Lilith -front V/A: NO NEW YORK (CD)

Tracklist: The Contortions: Dish It Out/ Flip Your Face/ Jaded/ I Canít Stand Myself, Teenage Jesus and The Jerks: Burning Rubber/ The Closet/ Red Alert/ I Woke Up Dreaming// Mars: Helen Fordsdale/ Hairwaves/ Tunnel/ Puerto Rican Ghost, DNA: Egomaniacís Kiss/ Lionel/ Not Moving/ Size.

Recording info: Recorded @ the Big Apple studios, New York City in May-78. Produced by Brian Eno.

Notes: TJ&TJ line-up: Lydia Lunch (guitar and vocals)/ Gordon Stevenson (bass) and Bradly Field (just 1 drum).

  • Polygram KK/Off Note/Cut Out -ONCO-002 (JP,13-Sep-97)
  • Antilles/Off Note (JP,2003)
  • Lilith Records -LR102CD (RU,Sep-05)
  • Universal/Bridge Records -BRIDGE-036 (JP,23-Sep-05)
  • Widowspeak/lydia-lunch.org (EU,09-Apr-06) CD-R website only.

No New York Lilith -back

HYSTERIE - ALBUM (April 1986)

Lydia Lunch: Hysterie -front HYSTERIE (LP/CD/CS)

Tracklist: Teenage Jesus & The Jerks: 1.Red Alert(live)/ 2.Orphans/ 3.The Closet/ 4.Burning Rubber(live)/ 5.I Woke Up Dreaming(live)/ 6.Freud In Flop/ 7.Baby Doll/ 8.Race Mixing/ 9.Crown Of Thorns(live)/ 10.Red Alert(live)// Beirut Slump: 1.Try Me/ 2.Staircase/ 3.I Am The Lord Jesus(live)/ 4.Case #14(live)/ 5.See Pretty/ 6.G-I Blue(live)/ 7.Tornado Warnings(live)/ 8.Sidewalk/// Eight Eyed Spy: 1.Swamp/ 2.Run Through The Jungle/ 3.Motor Oil Shanty(live)/ 4.Love Split With Blood(live)/ 5.Ran Away Dark(live)/ 6.Diddy Wah Diddy/ 7.Lazy In Love/ 8.Dead Me You Beside (a.k.a. Get You Me B Side)(live)// Collaborations: 1.I Fell In Love With A Ghost (with Rowland S.Howard)/ 2.Der Karibische Western (with Die Haut)/ 3.As She Weeps (with Sort Sol)/ 4.Death Valley í69 (with Sonic Youth ["Bad Moon Rising" album version])(*).

Recording info: Teenage Jesus & The Jerks: track 2 recorded in a studio, New York City in Feb-78. Produced by Robert Quine [The Voidoids]; track 3 recorded @ the Big Apple studios, New York City in May-78. Produced by Brian Eno; tracks 6-8 recorded in a studio, New York City in the second half of 1978. Produced by Robert Quine [The Voidoids]; rest live @ CBGB's, New York City 17-Jan-1979; Beirut Slump: tracks 1,2,5 and 8 recorded @ Hothouse studio, New York City on 08-Dec-78. Produced by Woody Payne (a.k.a Charles Ball), rest live @ the Mudd Club, New York City June 1979 at their last (of only 3 concerts); Eight Eyed Spy: tracks 1,2,6 and 7 recorded @ Blank Tapes Studios, New York City in Oct-1980. Produced and engineered by Bob Blank. Remixed @ 39th Street Music Studio, New York City in Oct-1980 by Scott Lit and Chris Stamey (with Pat Irwin and Jim Sclavunos), tracks 3,4 and 5 recorded live @ New Place, New Orleans on 25-Jul-80, track 8 recorded live @ Tier 3, New York City 31-Jan-80. Collaborations: see elsewhere.
All recordings reprocessed by Jim G.Thirlwell in 1986.

Sources: Teenage Jesus & The Jerks: track 2 taken from the A-side of 1st single (May-78); track 3 taken from the V/A: "No New York" album (Nov-78); tracks 4 and 10 live tracks taken from the "Pink" 12" (1979). Beirut Slump: tracks 1 and 2 taken from their first (and only) single (Mar-79). Eight Eyed Spy: tracks 1,2,6 and 7 taken from their self titled album (Oct-81). Collaborations: all tracks previously released, see elsewhere in the discography for more details.

Line-up: Teenage Jesus & The Jerks: tracks 2,3,5 Lydia Lunch (guitar and vocals)/ Gordon Stevenson (bass) and Bradly Field (drum), rest Jim Sclavunos on bass instead of George Stevenson. Beirut Slump: Lydia Lunch (guitar)/ Vivienne Dick (organ)/ Bob [a.k.a. Bobby Berkowitz](vcls/violin)/ Liz Swope (bass)and Jim Sclavunos (drums). Eight Eyed Spy: live line-up: Lydia Lunch (vocals)/ George Scott III (bass)/ Pat Irwin (sax, guitar)/ Michael Paumgardhen (guitar) and Jim Sclavunos (drums). Studio line-up: Pat Irwin on bass instead of George Scott III.

Notes: Retrospective album of Lydia's ouput between 1978 and 1983. Studio and (13) live tracks. Compiled by Lydia Lunch. Total time: 74 mins.

  • CD Presents -CD039 (US,April 1986) 2LP
  • CD Presents -CD039C (US,April 1986) CS (*) extra track
  • CD Presents -CD039CD (US,April 1986) CD
  • Widowspeak/Rough Trade -WSP8 (UK,Mar-87) 2LP with poster
  • Widowspeak/Rough Trade -WSP8C (UK,Mar-87) CS (*) extra track
  • Torso -CD143 (NL,1989) CD
  • EFA -02382-26 (GE,1989) CD
  • Widowspeak -WSP8CD (US,May-90) CD

Lydia Lunch: Hysterie -back



Unofficial releases

SEX VOODOO (EARLY RECORDINGS 1978-1982) - ALBUM (2004)

Sex Voodoo -front SEX VOODOO
(EARLY RECORDINGS 1978-1982) (LP)

Tracklist: Teenage Jesus & The Jerks: Orphans/ Less Of Me/ The Closet I/ I Woke Up Dreaming/ Red Alert I/ Baby Doll/ Freud In Flop/ Race Mixing/ The Closet II/ My Eyes/ Crown Of Thorns/ Red Alert// Beirut Slump: Try Me/ Staircase/ 8 Eyed Spy: Diddy Wah Diddy/ Dead Me You Beside/ Lydia Lunch and Rowland S.Howard: Some Velvet Morning/ Vortex: Grey Death/ Black Box Disco.

Notes: Taken from official (CD) releases. "Vortex" tracks taken from a scratched vinyl copy.

  • World Youth Records -WY 034 (EU,2004) "KR-0913" on run-out groove.

Sex Voodoo -back

Sex Voodoo 2 -front SEX VOODOO
(EARLY RECORDINGS 1978-1982) (LP)

Tracklist: Teenage Jesus & The Jerks: Orphans/ Less Of Me/ The Closet I/ I Woke Up Dreaming/ Red Alert I/ Baby Doll/ Freud In Flop/ Race Mixing/ The Closet II/ My Eyes/ Crown Of Thorns/ Red Alert// Beirut Slump: Try Me/ Staircase/ 8 Eyed Spy: Diddy Wah Diddy/ Dead Me You Beside/ Lydia Lunch and Rowland S.Howard: Some Velvet Morning/ Vortex: Grey Death/ Black Box Disco.

Notes: Boot of the above boot. Cover photo by Annie Sprinkle for a photo spread in US porn mag Genesis Nov-1989.

  • not on label (xx,201x)

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