Jerk of All Trades

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Jerk of All Trades
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Studio album by
ReleasedMay 1, 1995
GenrePunk rock
ProducerRay Martin
Lunachicks chronology
Binge & Purge
Jerk of All Trades
Pretty Ugly
Professional ratings
Review scores
AllMusic4/5 stars[2]
The Encyclopedia of Popular Music3/5 stars[3]
Entertainment WeeklyA-[4]
Tucson Weekly3/4 stars[1]

Jerk of All Trades is a studio album by New York City punk rock band Lunachicks.[5][6][7] It was released in 1995 by Go-Kart Records and was produced by Ray Martin.

Critical reception[]

Entertainment Weekly called Jerk of All Trades "an album of punkoid riffs and comic, melodic choruses."[4] Imbeciles at Trouser Press wrote: "Inoffensive songs of varying seriousness about pets, dolls, adolescent pranks and reproductive rights ... give the album a conceptual variety thoroughly blunted by the stultifying sameness of the music, a relentless barrage that furiously digs itself down a boring hole."[8] The Sun Sentinel wrote that "roaring guitars and screaming vocals make for a noisy full-length disc, but it's fun in an infantile way."[9] The Deseret News deemed the album "filled with image-altering guitars and hyper-intense arrangements."[10]

The A.V. Club called the title track "arguably Lunachicks’ greatest song."[11]

Track listing[]

All lyrics are written by Theo Kogan except as noted; all music is composed by Lunachicks.

1."Drop Dead"2:52
4."Light as a Feather"3:15
8."Bitterness Barbie"3:13
9."Deal with It"3:38
10."Brickface + Stucco"3:12
11."Jerk of All Trades"2:22
13."Ring + Run"1:46
14."Fallopian Rhapsody"4:27
16."Why Me?"6:12

For track 11, "Jerk of All Trades," trumpet is played by Tommy Kennedy.


  1. ^ Jump up to: a b "Quick Scans (June 29 - July 5, 1995)".
  2. ^ "Jerk of All Trades - Lunachicks | Songs, Reviews, Credits | AllMusic" – via
  3. ^ Larkin, Colin (2006). The Encyclopedia of Popular Music. Volume 5: MUZE. p. 370.CS1 maint: location (link)
  4. ^ Jump up to: a b "Jerk of All Trades".
  5. ^ "Lunachicks | Biography & History". AllMusic.
  6. ^ " : Lunachicks : Biography". 2005-01-08. Archived from the original on 2005-01-08. Retrieved 2012-08-11.
  7. ^ Blush, Steven (October 4, 2016). New York Rock: From the Rise of The Velvet Underground to the Fall of CBGB. St. Martin's Publishing Group. ISBN 9781250083623 – via Google Books.
  8. ^ "Lunachicks". Trouser Press. Retrieved 10 November 2020.
  10. ^ "WHAT'S GOING DOWN AT AREA CLUBS IN THE UPCOMING WEEK". Deseret News. September 8, 1995.
  11. ^ "Bash this beat like a skull: 22 fight-ready songs". Music.

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