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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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  • 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
  • WS9167

    Is it just me or has Bible Silver Corner got way more listeners than a few weeks ago?

    24 Jul 2013 Reply
  • Mortum_est

    че, все померли?

    20 Jul 2013 Reply
  • celexicdream

    AOTY

    21 Jun 2013 Reply
  • celexicdream

    Fifteen Quiet Years is really nice.

    17 Jun 2013 Reply
  • WS9167

    15 Quiet Years should be added to the albums list.

    14 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: http://www.touchandgorecords.com/news/detail.php?id=588

    3 Apr 2013 Reply
  • Giba-G

    RIP Jon

    13 Feb 2013 Reply
  • alfancur

    R.I.P noble...

    24 Sep 2012 Reply
  • Diego_Mel0

    R.I.P Noble. Thank you! Rachel's won't be the same without you.

    4 Sep 2012 Reply
  • Kolombus01

    RIP Jason

    2 Sep 2012 Reply
  • redevol727

    RIP Jason, your creative mind will be dearly missed

    13 Aug 2012 Reply
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