Drive Like Jehu is one of the many great bands of the 90s that I kick myself today for never having seen live. If you’re not familiar with Yank Crime, you should really grab a copy and sit down with and ask yourself if anyone has done what they did better since 1994. Damn, this record rocks.
I like this CD cover for a couple reasons: 1) as is often the case with CDs, the reviews have almost completely blocked out the actual artwork; and 2) it’s a reissue, but someone at the station in 2003 took the review off the original 1994 disc and put it on this one, just for posterity. That’s my kind of thinking!
|“San Diego based members of Rocket from the Crypt, Pitchfork and Night Soil Man solely produced this album. A conglomeration of independent guitar lines all fusing together to hit you like a freight train.”
“Indie punk rock band — 4-piece from California. Intense raw full of potential. Some tracks are long, over 7 min. Should of named this Drive the Hell out of a Song. EYP [?] The Divorce, At the Drive in, Sonic Youth.” [This person seems to have thought this was a new, 2003 band. The next reviewer sets ‘em straight.]
“This is actually a reissue of a great album from ’94. At the Drive in and The Divorce are ripping these guys off… anyway, this band eventually gave way to RFTC and Hot Snakes. Track 4 is mind-melting goodness.” [This might be the genius who snagged the original review for us, since he wrote “Original review from 1994,” with an arrow pointing to it.]