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"IT'S PEOPLE LIKE JEAN CAFFEINE THAT SINGLE-HANDEDLY KILLED LIVE MUSIC IN NEW YORK."
letter to the editor, Austin Chronicle
"Austin's cowpunk goddess unleashes a seething, soulful catharsis of a rock'n' roll album."
Dallas Observer August 29th, 1997
"...Caffeine flirts with making a Southwestern 'Exile in Guyville' or even (yikes) a Texan 'Jagged Little Pill'...
closer to the hallowed ground of Lucinda Williams"
No Depression, March '97
"Miss I-was-alternative-country before-alternative-country-was-cool."
Austin American Statesmen '97
San Diego Union Tribune '97
"cross between Brenda Lee and Patti Smith."
Austin American Statesmen '92
From drumming in the late 70's San Francisco punk girl group, the Urge to, the early 80's riotous percussion chant
band Pulsallama in New York. Jean transistioned from drummer to singer/songwriter in the band Clambake and then
came into her own in Austin as an Y'allternative, singer-songwriter, backporch, rrrrrock chick.
Jean discography includes the cd, "Jean Caffeine's All-Night Truckstop" on the Blue Million Miles label in Germany
and "Idee Fixe" on Joe Records/Innerstate. She also released a vynl 45 on the Diesel Only label.
Like a phoenix rising from the ashes, Knocked Down 7 Times... chronicles and rises out of the dissolution of a
relationship, band and dream. "Knocked Down... features guest appearances from Jon Dee Graham as well as Tony Scalzo
and Joey Sheffield, Austin top ten heroes from "Fastball" ("The Way".)