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Nervous Gender - Gestalt 7" (Test Tube Records)


Reunion record from 2011 green vinyl!

“The thorn in the side of the L.A. music scene. - Los Angeles Times

Nervous Gender was formed in Los Angeles, California in 1979 by Gerardo Velasquez, Edward Stapleton, Michael Ochoa and Phranc, with the intention of creating totally synthetic punk music. They used synthesizers and electronic sound techniques, making them, along with The Screamers, the original innovators of what is today called "Synthpunk".

Nervous Gender has gone through more personnel changes than we care to explain here. If you're interested, the gory details are on the official website. Suffice to say, members have included Don Bolles (Germs, 45 Grave, Vox Pop), Paul Roessler (The Screamers, Twisted Roots, Nina Hagen) and Dinah Cancer (Castration Squad, 45 Grave), and, at one point, almost the complete Wall of Voodoo lineup -- Marc and Bruce Morland, Chas T. Gray and Ned Nuekhardt -- for an aberrant guitar-driven incarnation.

Following the death of Gerardo Velasquez on March 28, 1992, the band took a much needed break. A decade or so later, they were sorta ok, so in 2006, remaining members, Michael Ochoa, Edward Stapleton, and Joe Zinnato, started the thankless task of reviewing all of the Nervous Gender material, (studio, live, rehearsal recordings and performance videos) and have been releasing a series of archival recordings.

In 2007, they performed live for the first time in 16 years and now occasionally perform in the Los Angeles area. They recently finished re-mixing 'Music From Hell' for re-release and are currently in the studio working on new material, much to the delight of cutter kids everywhere.

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This product was added to our catalog on Wednesday 13 June, 2012.

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