JERK WARD: Too Young to Thrash: LP

Jerk Ward was a hardcore band that formed in Victoria BC, Canada in 1982. They came up in a scene alongside the likes of The Neos, Nomeansno, and Dayglo Abortions, and although they may not have gained the notoriety of their luminaries, they easily stood alongside them as one of the best bands in Victoria. Not bad for a thirteen-year-old and a couple of fourteen-year-olds! As most hardcore bands of the era, Jerk Ward was all but finished by 1985, having recorded a cassette (Flesh & Bones) and several demos. This record compiles these songs and presents them for the first time on vinyl. Spastic and angry, yet soaked with humor, the songs do stand the test of time and then some. This is truly a gem of a bygone era that is well worth picking up from both a historical standpoint as well as an unbelievably rockin’ one.

 –ty (Supreme Echo)