Drive Like Jehu
Drive Like Jehu
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Orgin San Diego, California, United States
Genres Post-hardcore, alternative rock, emo
Years Active 1990–1995
Country of origin USA
Labels Cargo, Headhunter, Merge, Interscope, Swami
Associated Acts Pitchfork, Rocket from the Crypt, Back Off Cupids, Hot Snakes, Sultans, Obits, The Night Marchers
Official website The band disbanded in 1995, even before Internet was launched

Drive Like Jehu was an American post-hardcore and alternative rock band from San Diego, lived from 1990 to 1995. Formed by rhythm guitarist and vocalist Rick Froberg and lead guitarist John Reis after the breakup of their band Pitchfork, they then called bassist Mike Kennedy and drummer Mark Trombino. They would interlock guitar patterns, orchestrate builds and releases, and elliptical melodies that produced a distinctive sound amongst other post-hardcore acts and impacted the evolution of hardcore punk into emo. They released their eponymously titled debut album in 1991 through local record labels Cargo Music and Headhunter Records, then signed to major label Interscope Records along with Reis' other band Rocket from the Crypt. Their second album, 1994's Yank Crime, gained a cult following, but the group disbanded shortly after its release. Reis continued with Rocket from the Crypt and Trombino became a successful record producer and audio engineer, while Froberg and Kennedy pursued careers outside of music. From 1999 to 2005 Reis and Froberg reunited in Hot Snakes, and Reis re-released Yank Crime through his Swami Records label.

Members

Rick Froberg – rhythm guitar, lead vocals
Mike Kennedy – bass guitar
John Reis – lead guitar, backing vocals
Mark Trombino – drums

Discography

Drive Like Jehu (1991, Cargo/Headhunter)
Hand Over Fist/Bullet Train to Vegas (1992, Merge)
Yank Crime (1994, Interscope/Headhunter)

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