When I buried myself in Amoeba for about six hours straight over winter break, I made one of my most incredible finds: the first two J Church singles for something like $4 each.
Lance Hahn tragically passed away in October of last year at the age of 40 after suffering from kidney problems for years. He left an incredible legacy of music (with J Church and Cringer) and punk history (writing for things like MAXIMUMROCKNROLL).
Evan did a really nice tribute orgy to Lance on WHRB this past January.
J Church's first proper release was the She Said She Wouldn't Sacrifice 7" on Allied Recordings in 1991.
"Bomb" is probably my favorite J Church song.... "The bomb is in the briefcase and it's aimed against the bourgeois state"- that's pretty punk rock.
This Song Is for Kathi was released in 1992 on Broken Rekids. According to the J Church website, Blake from Jawbreaker sang back-ups on the chorus of "Kathi." "Girl In A Magazine" was a true story about Colleen Applegate, a porn star who blew her brains out in a cloud of cocaine.
These two 7"s were included on Camels, Spilled Corona and the Sound Of Mariachi Bands, the first J Church singles compilation.
The warm weather and my lack of will to write my four papers make it the perfect time for pop punk (and blogging instead of writing).
J Church- She Said She Wouldn't Sacrifice
J Church- This Song Is for Kathi