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Jawbreaker

Jawbreaker: Live 4/30/96Live 4/30/96 (1999)
Blackball Records

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Contributed by: fatheadfathead
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Despite the greatness of this band, I don't really think they should have a live album. They sound quality is fair to good, and the song selection is pretty decent, but 'Dear You' is a tough act follow. Classics like 'Jinx Removing' and 'Accident Prone' are present, along with three prevoiusly unava.
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Despite the greatness of this band, I don't really think they should have a live album. They sound quality is fair to good, and the song selection is pretty decent, but 'Dear You' is a tough act follow. Classics like 'Jinx Removing' and 'Accident Prone' are present, along with three prevoiusly unavailable songs, 'Shirt' being the best of those. There are only like 10 songs (I'm doing this from memory), and a couple of them sound worse than others.

This live album does convey the beauty of Jawbreaker's rawness. A three piece that can almost sound sloppy at times, but when looking at the whole picture, can sound as tight as anyone. But, 'Dear You' was such a landmark in music, I think you'ld have to be crazy to try and follow it with anything less than 'miraculous'. It is a cool addition to the Jawbreaker fiend's (me) collection, but to the occasional or first time listener, it might turn you off a little to one of the most important bands in recent history. However, a rating of 6 does the album plenty of justice. Jawbreaker could release a monotone recitation of their lyrics with no music, and I'd give it at least a 5.

 

 
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devianter (February 14, 2011)

dear you actually was crap.

AnEpicProblem (April 5, 2010)

Mandatory 5 stars for a Jawbreaker release.

potshotrocker (October 9, 2005)

ok i didnt like it at first

but seriosuly this fuckin rules, even if it is jawbreakers worst. i listen to it like all the time

gemini is the best song everrrrrrrrrrrrr

Godfather (September 27, 2005)

If you like Jawbreaker then you should own this. If you're not then you should die.

Anonymous (May 10, 2005)

It's Jawbreaker. If you're a fan, you'll enjoy this.

Anonymous (January 8, 2003)

Dear You was crap? DO YOU HAVE EARS??? GEEZ.But, to each his own I suppose. And I would recomend this to only diehard Jawbreaker fans cause it's not even really that good of a live album in the first place. Still all right though.

Anonymous (October 20, 2002)

"but 'Dear You' is a tough act follow"

"dear you" was crap

maverick (April 13, 2002)

Dude, "Gemini" was by far better than "Shirt," as far as unreleased tracks go.

But yeah, this album is pretty lackluster.

-Scott

coldjuly (September 2, 2001)

J-breaker is bad ass...Ive had 24 hour revenge therapy put back in my archives for a few years and finally listened to it today, and will not leave my stereo for a while.

punk_kid (September 1, 2001)

yes i fully agree. by breaking up after Dear You Jawbreaker went out with a bang. much like Refused spliting after The Shape Of Punk To Come. i dont think either of these bands couldve topped there respective final full lengths.

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