Invitation To … The Student Teachers is the first-ever re-release of out-of-print albums and singles from the Student Teachers, underground legends of the early NYC punk scene. The songs were produced by Jimmy Destri (Blondie) and the Student Teachers.
The Student Teachers made a name for themselves as teenagers playing at the legendary CBGB’s, Hurrah’s and many other before-their-time venues. The band had one of the first all-girl rhythm sections in a mixed gender band.
The young band opened for a wide range of future icons on the scene, among them: The Ramones, Blondie, Iggy Pop, Wayne County, the Dead Boys, The Cramps, and The Mumps.
After their final gig on Halloween of 1980, The Student Teachers went their separate ways, ending a storied run by the tender ages of 19 & 20.
I remember there were two cute girls in the Student Teachers. The group also had the best name between the Sex Pistols and Sonic Youth. Richard Hell
The Student Teachers drove me crazy. Jimmy Destri
“David Scharff claims that he brought pictures of the Ramones to show me at my office at 16 Magazine after I had seen him snapping away from the front table at CBGBs sometime in the summer of 1977, which I m sure he did if he says so. Now, looking at the footage, of course I remember them opening for Wayne (now Jayne) County, Suicide, the Mumps, Richard Hell and even for the Ramones once! That the Student Teachers didn t get an album deal was a miss on the part of the record companies. For a band of 16 and 17 year olds to have gone from being fans to a warm-up act to headliners within 2 years was itself impressive; and of course, like all the CB s bands, they wrote their own material and sounded like nobody else. Danny Fields
Love the Student Teachers. That s the real stuff, from the real, dirty, weird New York of yesteryear. The song Looks breaks my heart in seventeen places every time I hear it Mike Doughty