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Postby Possum Hiss on Sat Jul 23, 2005 6:17 pm

It seems to me that while Slint got all the attention during the "math rock" explosion, Drive Like Jehu was making better music. Just my opinion.

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Postby Angriest_Dragon on Sat Jul 23, 2005 6:19 pm

I could've sworn we covered this already but that might have just been in the Hot Snakes thread.
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Postby mackro on Sun Jul 24, 2005 4:30 am

So the math explosion only began in 1991?

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Heh heh, OK fine, we're talking about the umpteemth wave of tempo-changing rock music here. Still though, I don't see how "mathy" Slint were. Sure there were the odd shifts here and there, but for the most part, as least on Spiderland, each song had a pretty consistent tempo. You could say the same of the first Jehu album on that matter as well. They're both great records, but I don't consider them "math rock" albums really.

Thinking Fellers Union Local 282's Lovelyville on the other hand..

Trumans Water's Of Thick Tum on the other hand

Nomeansno's 0 + 2 = 1, on the other hand (although they were "mathy" since the mid 80s.. then again, the Wrights were trained as kids to be jazz musicians.)

Should we all blame Rush?

(Actually, I don't consider the any of the above to be "math rock", as much as just each a great album with said elements. When you see a band play live and see the drummer count to a high prime number, then I think the term is strictly applicable (i.e. Godzik Pink in their earlier days))
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Postby Possum Hiss on Sun Jul 24, 2005 12:25 pm

Why do you think I put math-rock in quotation marks?
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Postby mackro on Sun Jul 24, 2005 2:09 pm

Because it was really late at night and wasn't really thinking, or seeing the quotation marks. Sorry.
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Postby Gramsci on Mon Jul 25, 2005 4:43 am

What's with you yanks always turning everything into a competition?

Slint: very good
Drive Like Jehu: very good

Yay!
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Postby horsewhip on Wed Jul 27, 2005 11:41 pm

Can't believe this is even up for debate. "Yank Crime" was life-changing.

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Postby stipendlax on Thu Jul 28, 2005 12:01 am

Agreed.

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Postby falsedog on Wed Aug 03, 2005 4:26 pm

A pity Rick didn't do anything else in the last ten years. He once sent me a home made Christmas card with a deer on it...how kind!
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Postby Sock OR Muffin? on Fri Jul 21, 2006 12:12 pm

*BUMP*

The song Good Luck in Jail just popped up on my ipod.

Goddamn what a great band!
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Postby tommydski on Fri Jul 21, 2006 4:37 pm

one of my favourites.
'yank crime' is an exhausting record to listen to.

comparisons to slint are ridiculous.
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Postby Nico Adie on Fri Jul 21, 2006 5:18 pm

I'm sure I've posted in a C/NC thread about Drive Like Jehu before.

They were a fucking brilliant band.

I'm off to listen to Yank Crime.

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Postby scott on Fri Jul 21, 2006 5:48 pm

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Postby tommydski on Sun Mar 18, 2007 10:32 am

Hey let's talk about Drive Like Jehu a bit.

Maybe drop your favourite Jehu 'moment'. Mine is probably the ridiculous outro of 'Luau' on 'Yank Crime'. There are moments when it isn't entirely apparent how these noises are being made using only guitars and human hands.
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Postby DasWiso on Sun Mar 18, 2007 11:01 am

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Postby mr.arrison on Sun Mar 18, 2007 11:43 am

mackro wrote:So the math explosion only began in 1991?


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Postby m.koren on Sun Mar 18, 2007 12:04 pm

mackro wrote:So the math explosion only began in 1991?

What Would Prog Rock Say?



Nomeansno's 0 + 2 = 1, on the other hand (although they were "mathy" since the mid 80s.. then again, the Wrights were trained as kids to be jazz musicians.)



Nomeansno were absolutely not trained as jazz musicians ! John Wright had drum lessons from a jazz drummer but that's not quite the same thing as vamping 'Autumn Leaves' or 'So What' over and over again is it ? Rob Wright is self taught and told me that he considers himself a rhythym guitarist on bass . Sorry for the freakout, but I've run across a number of people who seem to have ridiculous ideas about these guys. Who is your source for "trained as kids to be jazz musicians" . They should be punched .
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Postby Adam CR on Sun Mar 18, 2007 12:07 pm

m.koren wrote:I've run across a number of people who seem to have ridiculous ideas about these guys.


It's pretty common for people to suggest that bands who play with any kind of skill and complexity are 'jazz musicians'.

Silly, but common.
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Postby scott on Sun Mar 18, 2007 12:13 pm

About this math discussion...

Master of Puppets came out in what, 1986? That song is rather mathy. And of course ...AJFA was very mathy.

Slint actually sounds a lot like the stuff Hetfield used to play on his clean channel.

And of course Jehu is still awesome.
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Postby A Totem Pole on Sun Mar 18, 2007 1:05 pm

Not crap. Yank Crime is one of my favorite albums ever. I have nothing else to say on the matter.
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