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Like other back-to-basics performers on the underground circuit, Froberg is adamantly opposed to making videos. As he explains it: "I like [videos] and everything. I mean, I grew up watching MTV just like everybody else. But I think it would be nice not to do one and see what happens. You know, just let people listen to the record like they did back in the olden days. l just think it would be fun to try that out."
Froberg and the other Jehus can afford to take risks with their music, since they all have other careers. Kennedy, for example, is a freelance environmental analyst, Trombino is an accomplished engineer, as well as the possessor of a degree in computerized music. As for Reis, he has his hands full with Jehu and Rocket From the Crypt. His schedule might seem like a logistical nightmare in the making, but Froberg claims that the musicians in each camp are pleased enough with the situation to overlook any drawbacks.
"It's more than just having John in both bands," he says. "Everyone cooperates and everyone shares everything where Rocket and Jehu are concerned. We all know each other and we all share everything. Right now, Andy, Pete, John and Atom [of Rocket from the Crypt] will be on tour with us. Andy and Petey are roadies. Atom is doing half the tour with us. And John, obviously, will be playing with Rocket. It all works out."
And how have things changed for Drive Like Jehu since it emerged from Rocket's shadow?
"Well," replies Froberg, "we're a better band, we have a bigger practice space and we're going on longer tours.
"Other than that," he adds, "it's business like usual."
Superchunk, with Drive Like Jehu, Doo Rag and Polvo. 8 p.m. Monday, June 20, Fox Theatre, 1135 13th Street, Boulder, $8.40-$10.50, 447-0095 or 290-
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