Drive Like Jehu is the eponymously-titled debut album by the San Diego post-hardcore band Drive Like Jehu, released in 1991 by Cargo Music and Headhunter Records.
Though not as highly regarded as their second and final album Yank Crime, the album did gain the notice of the emerging noise rock and math rock movements, which would later lead many fans to regard Drive Like Jehu as a link between these genres. The album also helped to attract the attention of major record labels, leading both Drive Like Jehu and guitarist John Reis' other band Rocket From the Crypt to sign a lucrative deal with Interscope Records.
Ned Raggett of Allmusic gave Drive Like Jehu 4½ stars out of 5, remarking that "The Rick Froberg/John Reis guitar team sound like they've been dipped in battery acid, wired to a power station, and let absolutely loose, screaming, nervous riffs piled on top of each other and taking off for Mars. Froberg's own wild scream singing suits it perfectly, sounding like something's about to give and leave nothing in its wake ... Everything is done in the service of intensity and emotion, winding everything up to explode and then explode again".
All tracks by Drive Like Jehu