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|Origin||Pearland, Texas, United States|
|Genres||Power pop, punk rock, new wave|
|Labels||Trix Music (1979-1990); Machintosh Music (1990-1992); Wasted Talent Records (2007);|
|Members||David B. Bean
The Judy's were a Pearland, Texas-based punk and new wave band from the late 1970s and early 1980s. The song for which they are most likely best-remembered, "Guyana Punch", recounted the infamous Jonestown massacre. Several of their songs were topical: "Dogs" refers to the Son of Sam murderer; "Radiation Squirm" refers to the Three Mile Island accident; "How's Gary" refers to the execution of convicted killer Gary Gilmore; and "Vacation in Tehran" refers to the Iranian hostage crisis, among others. On December 1, 2007, The Judy's announced the opening of their own label and website, Wasted Talent Records. On this website, the albums Moo and Washarama were released on CD and vinyl, having been previously available only on vinyl and cassette tape.
In their heyday, the band was composed of David B. Bean (songwriter, vocals, guitars, keyboards), Dane Cessac (drums, vocals) and Jeff Walton (bass, vocals). Bean recorded a solo EP called mondomusic and Walton recorded one called Danger Boy after they disbanded. Both Bean and Walton continue to make music professionally.
|1980||Teenage Hang-ups (EP)||(Self-released)||With original guitarist Sam Roush, was included as an extra on the original vinyl release of Wonderful World of Appliances, No official release on CD format|
|1980||Wonderful World of Appliances (EP)||(Self-released)||All tracks available on Washarama CD|
|1981||Washarama (LP)||Trix Music, Wasted Talent Records (2007)||re-released 2007 on CD|
|1985||Moo (LP)||Trix Music, Wasted Talent Records (2007)||re-released 2007 on a CD which also included tracks of Bean's solo EP Mondomusic (stylized as mondomusic) as well|
|1990||"Girl of a Thousand Smells" (single)||Trix Music||7" single with one side in English the other in Russian, No official release on CD format|
|1990||Land of Plenty (LP)||Trix Music, Wasted Talent Records (2007)||New lineup, shelved after a few copies were made and officially released 2007 on CD|