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The term Jerry's Kids also refers to children supported by the disease advocacy group Muscular Dystrophy Association.

Jerry's Kids is one of the earliest Boston hardcore punk bands, formed in 1981, from Braintree, Massachusetts. Their first recorded output was on the Modern Method This Is Boston, Not L.A. compilation LP in 1982. They contributed six tracks along with other early Boston Hardcore band Gang Green.

Frontman Bryan Jones and rhythm guitar player Dave Aronson left the band early on. Bryan Jones had broken his leg at one of their gigs and his parents denied him permission to play in the band any further. Bassist Rick Jones (Bryan's brother) switched to vocals and Chris Doherty of Gang Green took over on rhythm guitar. It was this line-up that recorded the classic 12 song LP Is This My World? on X-Claim in 1983, featuring songs such as "Cracks In The Wall", "Build Me A Bomb" and "Vietnam Syndrome". They broke up in 1985, but reformed in 1987 with a more speed metal sound and released an LP on Taang! Records entitled Kill Kill Kill. Reflex/Wolfpack Records released a limited re-issue of the Is This My World? LP in 2002. The band reunited again in 2004 and has been playing several shows per year around Boston since then. Their current recording plans, if any, are unknown.

In 2018, after opening for GBH, Jerry’s Kids announced that they were going to play their final show and disband.

On Friday, January 11th, 2019 Jerry's Kids played an unannounced show at the Paradise Rock Club in Boston at Not a Wasted Night: A benefit for Chris Doherty from Gang Green.



Before 1981Edit






1994 (Reunion Show at Bill's Bar)Edit

  • Rick Jones – vocals and bass
  • Bob Cenci – guitar
  • Chris Doherty – guitar
  • Brian Betzger – drums



Studio albumsEdit

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