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The Nerves


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1. MOD band based in Los Angeles late 70s and, featuring guitarist Jack Lee, bassist Peter Case, and drummer Paul Collins. They sound is fast, energetic and dynamic Pop in the style of THE JAM, THE LAMBRETTAS, SECRET AFFAIR, etc. (continues below…)

2. A three-piece rock band from Chicago, Illinois, in the late-90’s and early 2000’s featuring drummer Elliot Dicks, bassist Seth Skudrick (also backing vocals), and guitarist and vocalist Rob Datum.

3. The Chicago based Nerves (missing the preceding “the”) began in 1997. According to their record label, Thrill Jockey Records, on which they released their first album, Nerves, in 1998, “they have been burning it up ever since. The music is pure Rock and Roll. They play short, frenetic sets that leave both band and audience gasping for air.” Chicago’s Nerves released New Animal in 1998 and World of Gold in 2001.

1). THE NERVES (California Mods): In the earlier of the three bands all three members (Jack Lee, Peter Case, and Paul Collins) composed songs and sang. They managed a national tour, including a few dates with The Ramones, but they lasted just a short time and self-released only one self-titled four-song EP in 1976, featuring the songs “Hanging on the Telephone” (Lee), “When You Find Out” (Case), “Give Me Some Time” (Lee), and “Working Too Hard” (Collins). The EP was distributed by independent Bomp! Records. According to his website, Paul Collins is presently re-releasing The Nerves on vinyl and compact disc through Alive Records/Bomp Records in 2006.


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