Drive Like Jehu Perform Reunion Gig with Spreckels Organ in San Diego
Nineteen years since their last performance, alt-noise rockers Drive Like Jehu played a reunion show yesterday (Aug. 31) unlike any other reunion show before it. Rocking on-stage at the Spreckels Organ Pavilion in San Diego, Calif., Drive Like Jehu performed five songs alongside the world’s largest outdoor pipe organ.
“I didn’t expect this many people to show up,” Dang Nguyen said before the band took the stage. Nguyen is an employee at a local bar and current member of the Spreckels Organ Society’s board of trustees. “A lot of us didn’t think this was going to happen, but somehow we managed to make the impossible possible. Nineteen years later, Drive Like Jehu.”
With that, the thousands in attendance screamed as the band kicked off their set with ‘Do You Compute’ from their second (and final) studio album, ‘Yank Crime.’ The rest of the night included three more tracks from ‘Yank Crime’ and one tune from their 1991 debut self-titled LP.
Throughout their set, Dr. Carol Williams handled organ duties; Dr. Williams is the Civic Organist for San Diego and performs regularly at the Spreckels Organ Pavilion.
While the sound might not be the best, you can watch Drive Like Jehu’s entire performance with the Spreckels organ in the below video. The action kicks in around the 28:30 mark.
Drive Like Jehu — Setlist, Aug. 31, 2014
‘Do You Compute’
‘If It Kills You’