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Davila 666 – Hanging on the Telephone (Nerves cover)

taken from “Under the Covers Vol. 2,” featuring 18 tracks in tribute to Paul Collins, Peter Case and Jack Lee of the Nerves, released 2010 from Volar Records. Order, HERE

Stream the album through Vapor Records Soundcloud.
Davila 666 (from San Juan, Puerto Rico) :: myspace

The Forgery Series – You Won’t Be Happy (The Nerves cover)   (via)

“Under the Covers Vol. 2: A Tribute to Paul Collins, Peter Case, and Jack Lee,” featuring covers by Grass Widow, Fresh & Onlys, The Mantles, Shark Toys, The Forgery Series, So Cow, Ratas del Vaticano, and Davila 666 among others which is due out on  It will be co-released by Volar Records and I Hate Rock N Roll.  The Forgery Series is a solo project from Obits guitarist Sohrab Habibion.

Cover Art by Tim Presley (of Darker My Love, White Fence, The Strange Boys) via White Fence/Art Collective.

Photo by Bob Matheu

The Plimsouls – Zero Hour

One of L.A.’s most potent soul-punk, garage-pop combo the Plimsouls was formed in 1978 by Peter Case (vocals, guitar) following his departure from The Nerves and The Breakaways, with Louie Ramirez (drums), Dave Pahoa (bass) and Eddie Muñoz (guitar).
“Live Beg Borrow & Steal: October 31 1981 Whiskey” was recorded at the Whisky A Go Go on October 31, 1981, this previously unreleased 18 song live album includes many of The Plimsouls’ classics as well as plenty of surprises (3 tracks with special guests The Fleshtones from New York), out now on Alive Records.

The Nerves – Hanging On The Telephone (via notlame)
The Breakaways – Everyday Things (via notlame)

The Nerves (1975 – 1978) formed by Jack Lee, Peter Case, and Paul Collins, were the great lost band of the L.A. scene, their power pop classic ‘Hanging on the Telephone,’ is well known by Blondie’s cover hit. “One Way Ticket” (Alive Records/2008) containing 20 tracks, 4 songs from the Nerves EP along with previously unreleased studio tracks, demos and seven live tunes from a gig in Illinois. also limited Vinyl only “THE NERVES – Live At The Pirate’s Cove, Cleveland OH, May 26th 1977″ (Alive Records/2009) is available.

The Breakaways were Peter Case and Paul Collins’ band after Jack Lee left the Nerves. It was a stepping stone for the Plimsouls and Collins’ the Beat. “Walking Out on Love: The Lost Sessions” (Alive Records/2009) containing 13 literally hidden tracks discovered at Paul Collins’ garage, recorded in the late 1970s.

Peter Case’s book “As Far As You Can Get Without a Passport” (everthemore books/2006) covers his very early days from the time he left his native New York and wound up singing and playing on the streets of San Francisco.
Introduction by John Doe.