Led by guitarist/singer Lauren Agnelli (previously a rock critic under the pen name Trixie A. Balm), Nervus Rex bore more than a slight resemblance to Blondie, highlighted by the fact that producer Mike Chapman signed them to his Dreamland label. Their only album, a self-titled effort, was released in 1980, after which Agnelli formed a retro '60s folk-revival outfit called the Washington Squares. ~ Steve Huey, All Music Guide