Nurds is the second studio album by the folk trio The Roches, released on Warner Bros. Records in 1980. It was positively reviewed although not quite as highly as their first album. The Rolling Stone review noted that they were "not just entertaining but downright terrifying".[3] It was successful enough to chart at No. 130 on the Billboard 200[4]

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Studio album by
StudioRecord Plant, New York
LabelWarner Bros.
ProducerRoy Halee
The Roches chronology
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Professional ratings
Review scores
AllMusic4/5 stars[1]
Robert ChristgauB[2]

Track listingEdit

  1. "Nurds" (Suzzy Roche)
  2. "It's Bad For Me" (Cole Porter)
  3. "Louis" (Terre Roche)
  4. "Bobby's Song" (Terre and Suzzy Roche)
  5. "The Boat Family" (Maggie Roche)
  6. "My Sick Mind" (Terre Roche)
  7. "The Death of Suzzy Roche" (Suzzy and Terre Roche)
  8. "Factory Girl" (Traditional Irish)
  9. "One Season" (Maggie Roche)
  10. "This Feminine Position" (Maggie Roche)


  • Recordist: Jon Mathias
  • Assistant: Dave Alhard
  • Maggie Roche: acoustic guitar, vocals
  • Suzzy Roche: acoustic guitar, vocals
  • Terre Roche: acoustic guitar, electric guitar, vocals
  • Jay Dee Daugherty: drums
  • Fred Smith: electric bass guitar
  • Lincoln Goines: acoustic bass guitar
  • Jon Mathias: electric bass guitar on "Nurds"
  • Gabriel Katona: synthesizer
  • Bob Conti: percussion
  • Bobby Gordon: clarinet on "Bobby's Song"
  • Basic tracks and vocals recorded at Record Plant, NYC
  • Overdubs: Redwing Studios, Tarzana, California
  • Finishing touches: United Western Studios, Los Angeles
  • Mastering: Greg Calbi
  • Art direction / design: Tim Ritchie
  • Photography: Irene Young
  • A special thank-you to Robert Fripp, Anita Legault and Ted Templeman


  1. ^ Adams, Greg. Nurds at AllMusic. Retrieved 28 November 2007.
  2. ^ Christgau, Robert. "The Roches > Consumer Guide Reviews". Robert Christgau. Retrieved 28 November 2007.
  3. ^ Shewey, Don (December 25, 1980). "Nurds The Roches > Album Review". Rolling Stone (333/334). Retrieved 1 September 2011.
  4. ^ Nurds - The Roches > Charts & Awards > Billboard Albums at AllMusic. Retrieved 1 September 2011.