Drive Like Jehu – “Yank Crime” LP
Once known as Pitchfork, later to be known as Hot Snakes, and in the interim, the finest of them all, was Drive Like Jehu. Yank Crime was the second album by San Diego’s post hardcore pioneers. The perfect blend of DC hardcore dynamics (Fugazi and Soulside) with disonant Sonic Youth styled guitars, propelled by the unhinged wildness of the Unsane, contrasting with the dramatic tension of Slint. Boing! Repressed on vinyl, I can’t tell whether this is still packaged as an LP with an additional 7″ without splitting open the seam (it has the same tracks listed on the back of the sleeve, though, so you won’t miss out).