About The Nerds
My first awareness of the Nerds was when they rented the house next to mine to rehearse in. My old friend became very excited upon hearing the news, claiming that they could really get a crowd going like no other band. “When they play, you just gotta move,” he said. He was right. Within three days I had to move.
Sometime later, that friend lured me to a Nerds performance, pointing out the well-known fact that beautiful women are inexplicably attracted to nerds. “Remember to bring protection,” he advised. Propelled by visions of lust, I went — discovering only later that he was referring to ear protection. Their music still rings in my ears — literally!!
Time has passed, and in the capable (if somewhat demented) hands of Steve Tarkanish, the band has progressed to Carnegie Hall and now to several albums, invading even the privacy of your home.
Pocket protectors, floods and taped horn-rim glasses may seem stereotypical, but these guys aren’t even typical in mono. So eat some chicken soup, drink some Wild Turkey, play the albums loud, and by all means, catch the Nerds live.
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