Teenage Jesus & the Jerks

Lydia Lunch’s first band, Teenage Jesus & the Jerks, played short, fierce, terrifying songs that were among the purest expressions of punk nihilism. Writer, guitarist, singer, actress and photographer Lunch was born June 2, 1959 in Rochester, New York. In 1976 she moved to NYC’s East Village: “Inspired by the manic rantings of Lester Bangs in Creem magazine, the Velvet Underground’s sarcastic wit, the glamour of the New York Dolls’ first album, and the poetic scat of Horses, by Patti Smith, I snuck out my bedroom window, jumped on a Greyhound, and crash-landed in a bigger ghetto than... Read More

Genre:
Rock, Post Punk, No Wave
City Of Origin:
New York, ,New York United States
Formed Date:
1977
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