AN OFFICIAL SUB POPRecording


Railroad Jerk Old McNeil

Railroad Jerk Old McNeil

Out of print

Release Date November 21, 2000

Catalog No SP537

Formats 7 inch

Railroad Jerk had a monopoly on “junkyard punk” in the 90s. Okay, so maybe there weren’t too many bands gunning for that distinction, but the band carved out cult success with their mix of ramshackle blues a decidedly punk scoff. The band stayed on Matador Records throughout their career, but their final release coming out in 2001 with this Sub Pop single (although the band had already broken up after touring behind their 1996 LP The Third Rail). The mixture of hip-hop rhythms and vocal sampling showcase the adventurous spirit of the group, rattling in between acoustic guitar strums and Marcellus Hall’s warbling vocals.

-Dusty Henry, courtesy of KEXP


Tracks

  1. Old McNeil
  2. Only One Thing