:: Skyjacker ::
:: Floorjacker ::
:: Finest Donut Theme Song ::
Before San Diego turned into the land of tattoos and trumpet rock, Trumans Water were at the forefront of an early 90's indie scene along with Three Mile Pilot and Drive Like Jehu. When I first heard them, I thought they sounded like a gleeful mutation of the earliest Pavement stuff. Being consistently consistent, I still think they do: noisy, just-out-of-tune-enough-to-be-cool-without-sucking guitars, meandering and galloping vocal lines trotted out in demented cadences, stuff like that. And that's when they are at their most coherent. They can also be messy and almost unbearable deconstructionists.
Anyway, I picked up this 7" at Amoeba in around 1999 or so, along with a few other Trumans singles, at the behest of my friend Nathan, who told me the prices on them were too hot to pass up. Wise man, that Nathan. This one came out in 1993 on Sympathy For The Record Industry, before Glen Galloway left to weirdly praise Jesus in Soul Junk. I believe the band still records and tours now and again, though the members seem to be scattered all over the place. What you get here is the whole 7" -- two songs of what I'd consider to be classic Trumans Water, and one skronkfest (Floorjacker) that would be ideal to clear a record store of straggling customers at closing time. HONK!