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Saturday, January 15, 2011

Nuns - Live shows 1976-1978 part 1

Someone a while ago requested some Nuns live shows so here is one from 1976 Los Angeles. I've had this on tape for a long time and the person I got it from squeezed it on the end of the tape. Unfortunately, the whole show did not fit and I've never been able to track down the complete show. It's an audience recording but the quality is listenable and there is three unreleased songs on it.

@Whiskey, Hollywood 1976 [from cassette tape]
01. Decadent Jew
02. WW III
03. Savage
04. Media Control
05. Twenty-First Century
06. Child Molester
07. You Think You're the Best
08. Confused
09. Mental Masturbation
10. Suicide Child
11. Smokin' Heroin (cuts)


  1. WOW! This was the Nuns in 1976?! They sound way ahead of their time back THAT early, what an amazing performance!! I thought the sound quality is very good for an audience recording though. Too bad Smokin' Heroin is cut. :( Ah well.... Do you know what date (month & day) in '76 its from?

  2. Sorry, I don't know the complete date. The tape came to me with only the year and the last song cut off.

    It's not much of a leap for their sound because one member was from New York and was supposed to be in the Ramones before going to SF and they were all into The Stooges.

  3. Okay, I think I know now! If it was their debut, it was from April 25th 1976 as far as I surfed the webs.

  4. And how about providing the rest of us wit a link so we can also read this information.


    I noticed I made a typo, I meant to put April 26, sorry....

  6. Here's a direct link to a photo of Nuns @ Whiskey 4-26-76:

  7. The Nuns in 1976 sound awesome. Do you know any other shows the Nuns played in 1976 besides the debut and this show?

  8. Sorry, I don't know about any other 1976 Nuns shows.

  9. wow! thanks for posting this!

  10. I'm listening to it right now, it's great ! Thanks a lot.