Thursday, May 28, 2009
jawbox - for your own special sweetheart/savory +3 ep
both released 1994
who can forget seeing the video for "savory" on 120 minutes...didn't you want them to play your next birthday party?...with their jangly guitars and their plodding basslines and their precise off-kilter drums....sounding like a mixture of post punk goodness that came from mission of burma and gang of four.
as for the rest of the album...let's just say that once you hear it you can't seem to get it out of your head...from it's les claypool sound alike opening to it's moody restrained "whitney walks" closing...and in the middle you get the frantic sounds of 4 instruments playing with one another
now...i wouldn't go as far as to say that this is the perfect album...but...
maybe i'm gushing like a head wound over this album...but it takes me back
they were the first band to jump the dischord records ship to move onto a major label (this being their first major label album)
if only all major label albums sounded this good
as for the SAVORY +3 EP...the songs would've easily fit on the FOR YOUR OWN SPECIAL SWEETHEART album (you even get a cover of the austin,tx punk band the big boys "sound on sound"...which can be found on the 1983 album LULLABIES HELP THE BRAIN GROW)
so if you're a fan of quicksand...guy picciotto-led fugazi (and i'm gonna say it...i actually prefer him over ian)...or anything put out on dischord post-1988...
DL: for your own special sweetheart
DL: savory +3 ep
"savory" -3.27.93 - howard johnson's - rapid city,sd