A mid-’70s power pop trio based in Los Angeles, California, featuring guitarist Jack Lee, bassist Peter Case, and drummer Paul Collins.
In the earlier of the three bands all three members (Jack Lee, Peter Case, and Paul Collins) composed songs and sang. They managed a national tour, including a few dates with The Ramones, but they lasted just a short time and self-released only one self-titled four-song EP in 1976, featuring the songs “Hanging on the Telephone” (Lee), “When You Find Out” (Case), “Give Me Some Time” (Lee), and “Working Too Hard” (Collins). The EP was distributed by independent Bomp! Records. According to his website, Paul Collins is presently re-releasing The Nerves on vinyl and compact disc through Alive Records/Bomp Records in 2006.