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  • Type: Band
  • Hometown: San Diego, CA
  • Active: 1992 - 1995
Sceneroller, Uncle Joe's Big Ol' Driver, Dave Jass, Andrew McKeag, George Viduarri, Paul Brewin
About This Act

From Trouser Press review:

Reveling in the sort of post-punk disassembly of classic rock first attempted in mid-'80s Minnesota, Uncle Joe's Big Ol' Driver dug into big'n'beefy sprawling riffwork with gusto and a knack for songs that stick on its all-fun first album. Nodding enthusiastically toward the full-frontal melodic rock of the Replacements and Soul Asylum (as well as the Lyres in "Divine"), the San Diego quartet made fine use of crunching rhythm guitars and spirited frenzy in "Gone Sour," "Sweet Things Come in Small Packages" and the calamitous garage-powered "Jersey." (The band's stylistic inclination isn't too surprising, since Dave Jass, one of its two singer/guitarists, grew up in Minneapolis and did a stint with a nascent incarnation of Soul Asylum. Andrew McKeag is from Portland, but that doesn't make them sound like Poison Idea. So much for theories.)

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