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There are four bands called Rodan:

1) Rodan (1992) emerging from the same circle of musicians that spawned Squirrel Bait and Slint, Rodan formed in 1992 out of a failed high school rap project. Guitarists Jason Noble and Jeff Mueller enlisted Tara Jane O’Neil on bass and a couple of drummers before Kevin Coultas came aboard permanently. After a couple of 7”s and self-released cassettes, Quarterstick released the band’s first and only full-length Rusty in 1994. The band broke up at the end of the year, aiding their growing cult following.

Jason went on to form Rachel’s, Jeff started June of 44, and Tara began a solo career after recording with Retsin, and The Sonora Pine. Jason and Jeff later reunited in The Shipping News. In summation, Rodan was Quarterstick’s indie rock super group that spawned numerous other intriguing projects, most of which are still putting out records and touring today.

2) Rodan (1974) is an American progressive rock/funk band that released a full-length in 1974.

3) Rodan is a rapper associated with MF DOOM (Daniel Dumile). He released his debut album Theophany: The Book of Elevations on February 4, 2004.

He was one of the original members of KMD and has made guest appearances on several of Daniel Dumile’s albums (including Operation: Doomsday, Vaudeville Villain and Take Me to Your Leader) and most recently was featured on many tracks on the Monsta Island Czars debut Escape from Monsta Island! (which also featured MF DOOM).


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  • ato1945


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  • jack_rae

    MF Doom > Rodan

    20 May 9:51pm Reply

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  • naotas_forehead

    I don't know you guys, I can't help but respect Slint a bit more for their originality... and Spiderland is unique in its precision, flawless execution, and stark minimalism. No note is out of place, where as most related bands are wild and everywhere (not a bad thing; this is often how you get emotion from music), but with Spiderland everything is perfectly in place, every note, every breath, every PAUSE had a purpose. It uses negative space better than... mostly everything I've ever heard. So... Slint >> Rodan = June of 44. I'm sorry guys. I really like those two bands, but saying Rodan is better than Slint is akin to saying "the Rolling Stones are better than the Beatles" or "Nirvana is better than the Pixies and Sonic Youth". It's just... no. No. It's not even a contest. I don't understand it.

    19 Mar 4:15pm Reply
  • furs_of1

    Rodan > June of 44 > Slint [3]

    14 Mar 10:10am Reply
  • still_voyager

    Godzilla > Mothra > Rodan

    10 Mar 11:36am Reply
  • AprilPhantom

    Slint = Rodan = June of 44 = Basto = Bitch Magnet = Don Caballero = Polvo = US Maple

    17 Feb 5:15am Reply
  • sumliennie

    Slint = Rodan = June of 44

    30 Dec 2014 Reply
  • andu_

    I am grateful that all three existed!

    12 Sep 2014 Reply
  • wenderen

    Rodan > June of 44 > Slint [2]

    13 Aug 2014 Reply
  • Spoike

    They're all great bands but Spiderland is honestly one of the most perfect albums I've ever had the pleasure of hearing, it's newfound popularity just means it's going to get more mixed reviews from now on.

    4 Jul 2014 Reply
  • celexicdream

    As much as I love June of 44, and Tropics and Meridians was like the perfect sequel to Rusty. With all of that being true, I still love Slint just a bit more than June of 44. Slint was amazing in itself, but the overall influence of Mueller and Noble (RIP) was so awesome spreading to June of 44 and Shipping News. I like Rodan just slightly more than Slint because of Mueller and Noble.

    25 Jan 2014 Reply
  • Georg_Bonk

    Rodan > June of 44 > Slint

    18 Dec 2013 Reply
  • samjw

    15 quiet years is the shit. the live tracks on there rip shit up. RIP noble

    26 Sep 2013 Reply
  • Mortum_est

    че, все померли?

    20 Jul 2013 Reply
  • celexicdream


    21 Jun 2013 Reply
  • celexicdream

    Fifteen Quiet Years is really nice.

    17 Jun 2013 Reply
  • celexicdream

    RIP buddy. You were very influential.

    27 Apr 2013 Reply
  • andu_

    6/11/13 - New Rodan release of previously unreleased material on Quarterstick:

    3 Apr 2013 Reply
  • Giba-G

    RIP Jon

    13 Feb 2013 Reply
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