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Re: R.I.P. Rick Froberg

R.I.P. Rick Froberg
July 02, 2023 06:48AM
Singer/guitarist for Pitchfork, Drive Like Jehu and Hot Snakes.

I see that Pitchfork and Hot Snakes both have entries on this site, but Drive Like Jehu seem to have been lost in the shuffle somehow.

Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 07/02/2023 06:52AM by breno.
Re: R.I.P. Rick Froberg
July 02, 2023 09:35AM
DLJ is included in the Rocket From the Crypt entry.

That sucks. I saw them and Hot Snakes at Fun Fun Fun Fest years ago. (Same fest? I don’t think so, but can’t remember for sure.) DLJ was a powerful wall of sound; the Snakes were like the garage rock version of same. Dude had a vision and knew how to execute it.
Re: R.I.P. Rick Froberg
July 02, 2023 12:01PM
Ah! I was sure that they were covered on this site somewhere and was surprised when I couldn't find them. Didn't occur to me to check under RFTC.
Re: R.I.P. Rick Froberg
July 02, 2023 03:15PM
I just "discovered" Hot Snakes when their reissued albums, plus their newest one, arrived at KSER. Great stuff! Rest in peace, Rick, and thanks.
Re: R.I.P. Rick Froberg
July 02, 2023 09:14PM
Anyone know what’s the deal with
Rocket From the Crypt vs Rocket From the Tombs? I can never remember which band is which. Was one named in tribute to/rip-off of the other band? Or do both bands share a common origin unknown to me (like breno’s recent fascinating discovery of where the Revillo’s got their name)?
Re: R.I.P. Rick Froberg
July 02, 2023 10:52PM
RFTC was named in honor of RFTT; no commonalities.
RFTT = Cleveland; RFTC = Cali.
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Re: R.I.P. Rick Froberg
July 03, 2023 11:49AM
I never got the opportunity to see DLJ live, but Yank Crime is one of the most meaningful albums from the 90s for me. Hot Snakes were amazing too and I did see them 3 or 4 times. And damn, 55 is way too early, sez this here 55-year-old.

RIP, Rick - you will be missed, but thanks for what you left behind.
Re: R.I.P. Rick Froberg
July 24, 2023 11:51AM
Yank Crime is the greatest punk guitar album in history. If there's a heavier song than Here Comes the Rome Plows, I am yet to hear it. That first Jehu album and the Hand over First single aint too shabby either. I immediately ordered a Jehu tee shirt on hearing of the great Froberg's passing. Brilliant musician.
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Re: R.I.P. Rick Froberg
July 24, 2023 12:02PM
It's a nosepail sighting! How I enjoy these Halley's Comet-like reappearances every 5 years or so!

And yes, I'd include Yank Crime on a list of the best guitar albums as well. I think I could identify some heavier songs out there in the ether, but not many of them grab me like "Rome Plows" or "Luau" or "Do You Compute."
Re: R.I.P. Rick Froberg
July 24, 2023 12:45PM
I still exist Rhett! Nice to hear from you.
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