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the drummer went on to become a producer and bring jimmy eat world to the attention of the world amougst other things.
Rick and Speedo went on to form Hot Snakes, as well as Speedo owning Swami Records and gaining minor success with Rocket from the Crypt.
What do you want to know, soapy?
They disbanded in 1995 after releasing two alums, Drive Like Jehu and Yank Crime. They’re probably best described as post-hardcore, but they also had a noise/math rock bent to them – the songs are riffy and generally played at break-neck pace with Froberg hollering over the top. Yank Crime is probably easier to get your hands on and is the better album, so start there.
almost as much as I love Drive Like Jehu recently, they're far too cool.
i really hope you are.
Actually, I'll just leave it at that. Maybe just add an extra 'very.' Poptimus has covered the rest.
essential album: Yank Crime
Here come the Rome Plows
Do you Compute
Essential bit of essential song:
The bit in Rome Plows that goes EEEEeeee OWWWWW EEEEEeeeee OWWWW EEeeeeee
make sure to get the 2003 reissue which has the songs from their final 7" on. Bonus tracks are usually balls but 'Bullet Train To Vegas' and 'Hand Over Fist' would both be in my top five Jehu tracks.
They were a great band and Hot Snakes were even better. I never got to see Jehu so i loved that Hot Snakes played 'Luau' and 'Bullet Train...' on their farewell tour.
on 'Super Unison' off of Yank Crime is about as perfect as music gets.
But for a slightly more condensed rough and ready sound (and in my opinion much, much better album), get 'Automatic Midnight' by Hot Snakes.
Same Speedo/Rick Froberg pairing. Just a different rhythm section. Amazing.
the best it in 'rome plows' is just after the build up where the guy yells "yeah we are, yeah we are" or something over some open chords.
Rick Frobergs current band.
Which pretty much sums up everything wrong with the music industry.
you can get it digitally on emusic which is better than nothing.
they shouldn't be too hard to get hold of.
'yank crime' is fucking perfect.