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Burning Airlines was a U.S. music band, founded in 1997 that disbanded in 2002.

It was started by former Jawbox members J. Robbins and Bill Barbot. Before Jawbox split in 1997, Robbins and Barbot had begun jamming with Robbins' former Government Issue bandmate and drummer, Peter Moffet. When Zach Barocas left Jawbox for New York, Moffet was briefly asked to fill in for Barocas. However, this Jawbox lineup was not to…

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  • I will never forget the subdued show they played at the Black Cat in DC on 1/1/2000. I think we were all stunned the Y2K bug hadn't yet caused modern civilization to collapse.
  • loved the 90s post-bla-rock-space-grunge-whatever. (2)
  • Reminds me of Failure. Great bands... loved the 90s post-bla-rock-space-grunge-whatever.
  • <<<<a song with no words>>>>
  • Burning Airlines? More like Balding Hairlines, amirite?! Haha, nah, just kidding, this band is the tits. J Robbins is amazing.
  • I don't care what anyone thinks they do or don't sound like, I'm just pissed off I didn't get into them until a decade after they split up. Lame. Too bad my 13 year old self didn't have better taste.
  • Don't frost yourself, sonofawidow.
  • Best band. Best freaking band.
  • Except these guys were leagues better than Nirvana ever was or ever had the capacity to be. But, yeah, apples to oranges, i.e. over-hyped grunge shit to BA's true hardcore.
  • Burning Airlines is obviously not a grunge band, but I could see how a younger listener would draw similarities between them and that sound. And, come on, the song Carnival is undeniably, and I would imagine intentionally, Nirvana-esque.

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