Alan Betrock, New York Rocker, March 1977
NORMALCY FADES into obscurity as insurgents seek deliverance. Abruptly the backbeat returns. Then it all seems so clear. The Nerves are at one with the new wave, yet one wonders if the new wave is ready to embrace them. They all sing and compose, saving individuality for guitars, drums, and bass. Their fifteen song set consumes 28 minutes. And no, they aren't the Ramones.
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