By today's standards (or more accurately, stereotypes) San Diego's long defunct Chune would be regarded as something of a proto-emo relic. True, this quartet did bear the wrought hallmarks of such bygone Caulfield Records bands as Boys Life, but in addition, Chune exuded a math-y finesse, buttressed with dense, broadsiding dynamics that put them squarely in league with Drive Like Jehu and Spavid, the latter of whom I've previously dedicated a post to. Lengthy is a word that's duly apropos for most of the selections on Burnt, but the band falls shy of any ponderous ennui. Chune would deliver an even more convincing follow-up in three-years time, Big Hat, No Cattle, which can be obtained at this fine location.
02. Mei Brown
04. Johnny Bravo meets the Phantom of the Park
06. Pasta Fagioli
Drive Like Jehu - Demo - Label: self released Year: 1990 If you were to make a list of the "Best Bands of the 1990's" (and honestly...what kind of nerd would have the time to do ...
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