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Weekly Nostalgia: Jawbox

Posted by - 11:42 AM on 09/09/09
Jawbox formed in 1989 and released most of their recorded output on the venerable Dischord label until disbanding in 1997. However, the band did release two records on major label Atlantic Records, being one of only two bands to ever leave Dischord for a major label. While this angered some fans at the time, the band never altered their sound and received considerable accolades from critics. While all their records were great, For Your Own Special Sweetheart is the record that transformed me into a Jawbox fanatic. Every time I listen to “Savory” I get chills. Everything about the song is just stunning and it was only years later when I revisited the music video that I realized that I saw this video a few times on MTV. Jawbox was an extremely talented band with great lyrics and they were able to infuse their grimy, unabashedly heavy music with a subtle sense of melody that made the songs stick in your head. Not to mention J. Robbins distinctive vocal style, which fits perfectly within the songs. If you have any Jawbox records, I suggest giving them a spin today and leaving some memories in the replies.
 
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11:43 AM on 09/09/09
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Savory



Cooling Card

11:48 AM on 09/09/09
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backed hard.
11:50 AM on 09/09/09
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YES! im backing his backed hard!



All about Grippe for me.
11:54 AM on 09/09/09
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cooling card is the coolest music video I've seen.
11:54 AM on 09/09/09
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Jawbox was a great band, but I really think what's most worth noting is J. Robbins' production work. Amazing stuff, he really made a lot of albums.
Oh, and Adam Wade is amazing.
12:02 PM on 09/09/09
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This band fucking rules.
12:21 PM on 09/09/09
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Great commentary on there only being 7 replies to this thread so far that I am officially getting old and kids are becoming fucking clueless about good bands from the 90s.

Jawbox was ace, but Burning Airlines "Mission Control" was awesome, too.
12:27 PM on 09/09/09
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Now THESE are the types of bands that make this column work!

Jawbox was a great friggin' band! Another one of those groups that was just a little bit before their time.

The upside is that J has gone one to produce a ton of great albums. And Desoto records has put out some amazing records by amazing bands, so there's still some J-Box influence out there.

FF=66
12:46 PM on 09/09/09
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Nice selection. Novelty and For Your Own Special Sweetheart are among my very favorite albums, not to mention very influential and transformative works of post-hardcore. Robbins does pretty much no wrong in my book.
12:47 PM on 09/09/09
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such a goddamn good band.
01:10 PM on 09/09/09
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Now THESE are the types of bands that make this column work!

Jawbox was a great friggin' band! Another one of those groups that was just a little bit before their time.

The upside is that J has gone one to produce a ton of great albums. And Desoto records has put out some amazing records by amazing bands, so there's still some J-Box influence out there.

FF=66
Agreed--Maritime alone makes that label off the hook.
01:11 PM on 09/09/09
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Great band. I loved Burning Airlines too.
01:24 PM on 09/09/09
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desert sea - best song ever
01:53 PM on 09/09/09
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Only every heard Savory before by this band, seems like my sort of stuff, think I'll go check out a few albums now

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