You-jerk, featuring David Wisdom, arose out of the vibrant Vancouver punk scene of the 1970's. I was lucky enough to walk into Zulu Records (formerly Quintessence) in Vancouver a few years back, shortly after they had discovered a box of sealed copies of this EP and the Slow - Against the Glass album and were selling them for $35 a piece. Not a bad price for $100 records. You-jerk released this album in 1980 on Quintessence Records QEP 1207. You-jerk were: Rodney Graham (Volumizer on Mint Records) on guitar; Colin Griffiths on guitar, acetone organ (Booty Dread); David Wisdom vocals, organ; Jeff Wall on acetone organ, vocals; Ian Wallace on bass; Frankie Ramirez on vocals, synthesizer Kitty Byrne on drums; Danice MacLeod on violin and back-up vocals. The album was recorded at Little Mountain Sound in December, 1979. Produced by Andy Graffiti and You-jerk. Engineered by Ron Obvious. Cover by You-jerk. All lyrics and music by You-jerk. The album was re-issued on Polydor. You-jerk also released two non EP tracks "Work For Police/ Naum Gabo", on the Vancouver Complication compilation LP on Pinned PIN 7933001, released in 1979; and the Vancouver Complication was reissued again on CD on Sudden Death Records SDR 0057, released in 2005. "Eisenhower and the Hippies" was also on Vancouver Independence comp in 1980.
David Wisdom introduced a lot of us to Canadian Music while hosting Night Lines on CBC Radio. His final episode featured the Rheostatics, which was released as an album "The Nightlines Sessions", in 1998. David Wisdom is also a famous Vancouver photographer. http://www.canadianart.ca/online/features/2009/06/18/david-wisdom/ . There is an excellent interview with David Wisdom here: http://radiofreecanuckistan.blogspot.com/2007/03/david-wisdom-2000.html
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