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Nervous Gender's Seminal Music from Hell Remixed and Remastered

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Tue, Sep 1, 2009 at 8:00 AM
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During LA's punk heyday, Nervous Gender was as notorious as it got. According to their MySpace bio, the synth-based band with a penchant for provocative lyrics had been described as "horrible," "repulsive" and "thoroughly despicable" (and that's coming from just one person). But attitudes change with the times and in the LA underground in 2009, there are few bands name-dropped as much as Nervous Gender.

In 2006, the three remaining members of Nervous Gender began archiving their work. Some of those finds appear on a limited edition release.

Music from Hell is Nervous Gender's 1981 album. It has been remastered and remixed from the original tapes by members of the band as well as local musician Jellowaste. In addition, the CD features "A Homily on the Banality of Spiritual Transcendence," an "anti-Christian opera" that the band performed at Traction Gallery in Los Angeles in 1980, a smattering of demos that had previously been considered lost and a dance mix of "Alice's Song" by Jellowaste.

Only 250 hand-numbered copies of Music from Hell are available.

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