The Spindle: Teenage Jesus & The Jerks, “Orphans” b/w “Less Of Me”

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 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.

The Spindle: The Monkees “(I’m Not Your) Steppin’ Stone”

You’re walking ’round like you’re front page news, pressing play on a new episode of The Spindle. On this episode, the guys focus on The Monkees’ 1967 hit “(I’m Not Your) Steppin’ Stone,” with a couple detours into other versions of the song, including Paul Revere and the Raiders, The Sex Pistols, and Minor Threat. As post-modern as it gets, The Monkees were (and are) a pop phenomenon, and this single illustrates why.