Jerry Williams (2)

Jerry Williams (2)

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Pioneering punk and hardcore producer, guitarist and songwriter Jerry Lee Williams, 61, died September 18, 2010 in Yucca Valley, California. Born in Charlotte, North Carolina, on September 23, 1948, Williams co-founded North Carolina's preeminent punk band, Th' Cigaretz in 1977 with guitarist Byron McCay and drummer Scott Jarvis. Th' Cigaretz relocated from Raleigh to New York in May 1979, and shortly thereafter released their sole album, 'Crawl Rite Outta My Skin', on their own Cancer Records. Though the group had disbanded by early 1981, Williams and Jarvis helped to establish the New York City hardcore scene by converting an abandoned building at 171 Avenue A into a rehearsal/recording studio and late-night performance space. Soon after, Williams developed a rapport with Washington, DC's Bad Brains, who were in New York to perform at CBGB. A creative partnership followed, with Williams recording and producing the band's eponymous first album for ROIR, released in 1982. Using the name Jay Dublee, Williams also toured with the band as its sound engineer. Williams ran sound at CBGB during the thick of the NYC hardcore movement, as well as engineering at Hi-5 Studio in Manhattan for several years. He worked with other bands including the Beastie Boys (with whom he also toured), 3 Teens Kill 4, the Young and the Useless, Reagan Youth, and Velvet Monkeys, while continuing to perform as a guitarist with such East Village experimentalists as Bloodclot, the Hi Sheriffs of Blue, Purple Geezus, and Workdogs. He was a founding member and organist for the loose-knit performance-support group, Church of the Little Green Man.
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Jerry Williams (2) Discography

Vocals

RYR 831 Reagan Youth Reagan Youth - Youth Anthems For The New Order (Album) R Radical Records, Reagan Youth Records RYR 831 US 1984 Sell This Version
NRA11C Reagan Youth Reagan Youth - Vol. 1 (Comp, Album) New Red Archives NRA11C US 1990 Sell This Version
SFTRI248 Workdogs Roberta Workdogs - Roberta(CD, Album) Sympathy For The Record Industry SFTRI248 US 1993 Sell This Version
VM 029 Various The Chipmunks' Song Various - We Three Bings - Vital's Music N.Y. Trash X Mas Compilation(LP, Comp, Gre) Vital Music VM 029 US 1994 Sell This Version

Instruments & Performance

RYR 831 Reagan Youth Reagan Youth - Youth Anthems For The New Order (Album) R Radical Records, Reagan Youth Records RYR 831 US 1984 Sell This Version
AN-830 Purple Geezus Purple Geezus - True Love (Single) Anthrax Records AN-830 US 1989 Sell This Version
NRA11C Reagan Youth Reagan Youth - Vol. 1 (Comp, Album) New Red Archives NRA11C US 1990 Sell This Version
SFTRI248 Workdogs Jane Gone and 2 more… Workdogs - Roberta(CD, Album) Sympathy For The Record Industry SFTRI248 US 1993 Sell This Version
SFTRI212 Workdogs Workdogs - Workdogs In Hell(CD, Album) Sympathy For The Record Industry SFTRI212 US 1993 Sell This Version
VM 029 Various The Chipmunks' Song Various - We Three Bings - Vital's Music N.Y. Trash X Mas Compilation(LP, Comp, Gre) Vital Music VM 029 US 1994 Sell This Version

Production

PRO-S-793 Jerry Williams* Jerry Williams* - Gone/This Song/Philosophizer(7", EP, Promo) Warner Bros. Records PRO-S-793 US 1979 Sell This Version
MDC-2 MDC (2) MDC (2) - Multi Death Corporations R Radical Records MDC-2 US 1983 Sell This Version
ARI-1 Antidote (10) Antidote (10) - Thou Shalt Not Kill (EP) Antidote Records (3) ARI-1 US 1983 Sell This Version
none Murphy's Law (2) Murphy's Law (2) - Bong Blast(Cass, Ltd) Spliff Records (2) none US 1983 Sell This Version
CAROL MC 1361 Warzone (2) Warzone (2) - Open Your Eyes (Album) Caroline Records CAROL MC 1361 US 1988 Sell This Version
32089 Absolution (2) Absolution (2) - Absolution (EP) Combined Effort Records 32089 US 1989 Sell This Version
VR 19CD Cause For Alarm Cause For Alarm - Cause For Alarm (EP) Victory Records VR 19CD US 1994 Sell This Version
AP 6004-4, AP-6004-2, AP 6004-2 Warzone (2) Warzone (2) - Don't Forget The Struggle, Don't Forget The Streets / Open Your Eyes(CD, Comp) Another Planet Records (2), Another Planet Records (2), Another Planet Records (2) AP 6004-4, AP-6004-2, AP 6004-2 US 1994 Sell This Version
NRA72CD Reagan Youth USA Reagan Youth - Live & Rare(CD, Comp) New Red Archives NRA72CD US 1997 Sell This Version
no. 5 Various Hunger Various - Les Mystères Des Voix Vulgaires #2(CD, Comp) art as hammer, Divergo no. 5 Italy 1997 Sell This Version
SKIP 90 Heart Attack (2) Heart Attack (2) - The Last War 1980-84(CD, Comp, RM) Broken Rekids SKIP 90 US 2001 Sell This Version
none Heart Attack (2) Heart Attack (2) - Toxic Lullabies 1980-84(LP, Ltd, Unofficial) Not On Label (Heart Attack (2)) none US 2010 Sell This Version
SOM 034 Krakdown Krakdown - Krakdown +2(7", EP, Ltd, RE, Gre) State of Mind Recordings SOM 034 US 2011 Sell This Version
LL04 Absolution (2) Absolution (2) - Absolution(7", EP) Lush Life LL04 US 2012 Sell This Version

Technical

PRO-S-793 Jerry Williams* Jerry Williams* - Gone/This Song/Philosophizer(7", EP, Promo) Warner Bros. Records PRO-S-793 US 1979 Sell This Version