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Song Name: Jerkin' Back 'N' Forth

(Alternately; Jerkin' Back n' Forth, Jerkin' Back & Forth, Jerkin' Back and Forth, etc.)

Artist: DEVO

Appears On:

Run Time: about 3:00 (Album/Single Version)

Year Written: 19xx

Year Recorded: 1980-81

Year Released: 1981

Years Performed: 1981-82, 1988-91, 1996, 1999(June 6 Only), 2013(June 9 Only)

Writing Credits: Original release credits Mark Mothersbaugh and Gerald V. Casale

Now credited to "Bob Mothersbaugh / Robert Casale / Mark Mothersbaugh / Gerald V. Casale / Alan Myers"

Sung By: Gerald V. Casale (Lead), Mark Mothersbugh (Co-Lead)

Alternate Versions:

Jerkin' Back and Forth (EZ)

Demo Versions: (run time), (year recorded), (single/album), (year released)

Song Connections:

Trivia / Info:Edit

Onstage Behavior:

Lyrics: Jerkin' Back 'N' Forth -- LyricWikia

Video: None.

Live Video:

Unofficial Videos -- YouTube;

Nutra Theme, JERKIN BACK AND FORTHat 1:38 (live 10/9/1981 on Fridays)(TV)
Jerkin' Back 'n' Forth Solid Gold (TV)
Jerkin Back n Forth with interview Merv Griffin Show (TV)
Jerkin' Back 'n' Forth (1988-11-03)
Jerkin Back n Forth - Modena Italy 10/10/90
Jerkin Back n' Forth LIVE @ the Sundance Film Fest 1996
Jerkin' Back 'n' Forth. NHM 100th Bday Los Angeles 6/9/13

References:


Reference Links:

Jerkin' Back And Forth (Master Release) -- Discogs
Jerkin' Back 'N' Forth b/w Mecha-Mania Boy -- 45cat
Jerkin' Back 'n' Forth b/w Going Under / Through Being Cool (WB 1981 US 12" Promo Single)PRO-A-993
Jerkin' Back n' Forth (Releases/Recordings) -- MusicBrainz ↴
Album Version US/UK,US (b), Japan
EZ Version - Jerkin' Back and Forth
Live Versions - Seattle '81, the Palace '88
Jerkin' Back 'N' Forth -- AllMusic ↴
Album Version - Jerkin' Back 'N' Forth, Jerkin' Back and Forth, Jerkin' Back & Forth, Jerkin' Back N' Forth, Jerkin Back 'N Forth (Overview)
EZ Version - Jerkin' Back and Forth (Overview)
Live Versions - Seattle '81, the Palace '88  (Overview)
New Traditionalists: Singles -- Wikipedia
"DEVO TV RARITIES" -- RockPeaks


DEVO
Mark Mothersbaugh | Gerry Casale | Bob Mothersbaugh
Bob Lewis | Bob Casale | Jim Mothersbaugh | Alan Myers
David Kendrick | Josh Freese & Jeff Friedl | Josh Hager
Record Labels / Publishers
Booji Boy Records | Warner Brothers | Enigma | Devo, Inc. 
Stiff | Virgin | Rykodisk | Infinite Zero | Restless | Discovery | Rhino 
MVD Audio | The Orchard | Superior Viaduct | Futurismo
Production
Brian Eno | Ken Scott | Robert Margouleff | Roy Thomas Baker | DEVO 
The Teddybears | Greg Kurstin | Santi White | John King | John Hill | Mark Nishita 
Official Studio Albums
Q: Are We Not Men? A: We Are Devo! (1978) | Duty Now For The Future (1979) | Freedom of Choice (1980) | New Traditionalists (1981) | oh, no! it's DEVO (1982) | Shout (1984) | Total DEVO (1988) | SmoothNoodleMaps (1990) | Something for Everybody   (2010)
Other Albums
Be Stiff EP (1977) | E-Z Listening Disc (1987) | Now It Can Be Told: DEVO at the Palace (1989) | Hardcore DEVO Vol. 1 74-77 (1990) | Hardcore DEVO Vol. 2 1974-1977 (1991) | DEVO Live: The Mongoloid Years (1992) | DEV-O Live (1999) | Recombo DNA (2000) | Live In Central Park (2004) | DEVO Live 1980 (2005) | New Traditionalists: Live 1981 Seattle (2012) | Something ELSE for Everybody  (2013) | Miracle Witness Hour  (2014) | Live at Max's Kansas City - November 15, 1977  (2014) | Butch Devo and the Sundance Gig  (2014) | Hardcore DEVO Live!  (2015)
Filmography
The Men Who Make The Music (1981) | Human Highway (1982) | We're All DEVO (1984) | The Complete Truth About De-Evolution (1993) | DEVO Live (2004) | DEVO Live In The Land Of The Rising Sun (2004) | DEVO Live 1980 (2005) | Hardcore DEVO Live!  (2015)
Related Articles
History | Bootlegs | Booji Boy | Devolution | Influence | The Wipeouters | Jihad Jerry & The Evildoers | Devo 2.0 | Akron, Ohio | Music Videos | Versions | Outfits

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