Thursday, July 16, 2009
JERRY'S KIDS: WERS-FM, BOSTON, MA 1.5.83 FM RADIO BROADCAST
From the second this recording begins with a harsh scream stating the band's name, you know you're in for a breakneck set of fearless hardcore detonations. This set is comprised of songs of songs from the legendary "Is This My World" album.
The quality of the recording suffers slightly from overall distortion. It's logical to surmise that this problem stems from the recording process when the band cut this session at WERS-FM. This seems potentially unlikely as the FU's WERS-FM broadcast is considerably cleaner sounding. It's possible that this tape is the victim of a being dubbed from a multi-generated source. This radio broadcast may not be a flawless sounding recording, but I feel that it correctly showcases what a Jerry's Kids set was like in 1983: one part vigorous wall of sound and one part white lightning. It's actually quite rare when the abrasiveness of a bootleg recording can add to it's overall charm and I feel this is the case with this recording. This is an enjoyable recording and should be downloaded without delay.