After last year’s excellent LP on Drunken Sailor, Erik Nervous has gone back to self-releasing. Well he did do a tape as Psykik Vylence on Richter Scale (they actually released the Tantrum tape we wrote about recently) back in February, which I guess was his attempt at hardcore. A few days ago he released his second “Nervoloid” EP with Devo covers. Nutty Buddy is a great collection of three obscure Devo numbers. The six minute title-track only exists as a live recording from 1977, and Erik’s cover sounds pretty faithful. It was preceded by the Bugs EP in May, with five trademark Nervous punk tunes.
I wrote the lyrics and sang lead on the original version of “Instant This Instant That”, recorded by our band Taste Test in NYC, 1979. Erik Nervous did not write this song.