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San Diego, United States (1990 – 1995)

Drive Like Jehu were an American band from San Diego, California founded in 1990 by Rick Froberg (guitar, vocals), John Reis (guitar), Mike Kennedy (bass), and Mark Trombino (drums).

Froberg and Reis had originally played in Pitchfork, but despite musical similarities, there were some significant changes in the lineup of Drive Like Jehu. Froberg, no longer just a vocalist, picked up a guitar, while Kennedy and Trombino formed the rhythm section of the new band after having played together in Night Soil Man, a prog-influenced punk outfit.

The group released their self-titled debut album on Cargo in 1991. The following year, they released the double a-side single, Hand Over Fist/Bullet Train To Vegas on Merge Records, and released the original recorded version of Sinews on the Headstart to Purgatory compilation of San Diego bands.

Drive Like Jehu and Rocket from the Crypt (a garage-punk band fronted by Reis) were signed to Interscope Records as a pair, with the label releasing Drive Like Jehu’s second album, Yank Crime, in 1994 after which the band embarked on tours of the United States and Europe.

Drive Like Jehu played their final shows in 1995 with little fanfare. While John Reis concentrated on Rocket from the Crypt full-time, Froberg and Trombino would both eventually leave San Diego. Froberg briefly played in Thingy with Rob Crow (of Pinback) before moving to New York City to work as an illustrator. Kennedy went back to school and became a chemist, while Trombino, who engineered most of the band’s recordings, became a audio engineer and producer for the likes of Blink 182 and Jimmy Eat World, among others.


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  • Cosmonaut_

    S/T is such an underrated record. I firmly believe it is just as good as Yank Crime.

    14 Apr 8:24pm Reply
  • thejackyl

    Holy shit, how am I just listening to these guys?

    9 Apr 7:35am Reply
  • c0ax

    Алёхин тот который из проекта макулатура?

    7 Mar 12:04pm Reply
  • jast_inglish

    еще альбом плис

    20 Feb 12:27pm Reply
  • calebthecunt

    какой алехин, какой гранатомет?!? [4]

    8 Feb 4:58pm Reply
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    8 Feb 4:59am Reply
  • shenyamedik

    какой алехин, какой гранатомет?!? [3]

    29 Jan 3:04pm Reply
  • Detective_Kane

    какой алехин, какой гранатомет?!? [2]

    2 Jan 11:14am Reply
  • Giba-G

    какой алехин, какой гранатомет?!?

    19 Dec 2013 Reply
  • Khalilullin23

    когда я вижу тег пост - хардкор, я хватаюсь за свой гранатомет

    22 Nov 2013 Reply
  • miserific

    "if unwound were oasis, drive like jehu would be blur." Not true in the least, blur was definitely more innovative than oasis.

    8 Nov 2013 Reply
  • Sosnitskiy

    лол не одна я здесь из-за алехина

    1 Nov 2013 Reply
  • A2OT

    long_jack, забавно)

    19 Jun 2013 Reply
  • long_jack

    Годные ребята, спасибо Алехину за такое.

    7 Jun 2013 Reply
  • Jamesismynamo

    And the watchman told, saying, He came even unto them, and cometh not again: and the driving is like the driving of Jehu the son of Nimshi; for he driveth furiously.

    22 May 2013 Reply
  • xbrokenheavenx

    These guys were the best shit out there on those days. We need more bands talented like this nowadays!

    20 May 2013 Reply
  • MuzykoLubna

    These guitars...ohhh :) ❤

    4 May 2013 Reply
  • Punk4L1fe - group for people who hate the EMO fashion trend and love the genre

    23 Apr 2013 Reply
  • Punk4L1fe

    awesome band

    14 Apr 2013 Reply
  • redevol727

    I can't believe I overlooked the self-titled release for so long. It has some extremely strong song-writing and it rocks so fucking hard. But Yank Crime's experimentation is some next level shit. It has been my favorite of the two LPs, but just by a sliver. Right now though, I'm mostly listening to the self-titled, so my favorite is bound to change. This band is just too damn good

    9 Apr 2013 Reply
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