Short songs, short shows, short-lived bands: Lydia Lunch was big on making a point quickly and moving on. For this episode of The Spindle, John and Marc drop the needle on 1978’s “Orphans” b/w “Less Of Me” by Teenage Jesus & The Jerks. Led by Lunch on guitar and vocals with bassist Gordon Stevenson and drummer Bradly Field and produced by Robert Quine (Richard Hell & The Voidoids, Lou Reed, Matthew Sweet), the Jerks might not have lasted very long, but they made an impression. Press play on this episode to learn why.
About The Spindle: The 7-inch record isn’t just a format—it’s an art form. On each episode of The Spindle podcast, music writer Marc Masters (Pitchfork, The Wire, Bandcamp) and music historian (and music maker) John Howard dive into a great 7-inch, dissecting its background, impact, and the reasons why it stands out as a small plastic piece of music history.
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