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Wednesday, January 07, 2004
White Hot Guitar Sound
Latest issue of Alternative Press has an extensive interview with the members of Jawbreaker, as well as Rob Cavallo, who produced their first and last major-label record, Dear You. The article deals mostly with said record, as said record is being re-released next month on Adam Pfahler's label, Blackball Records.
I discovered said interview via Jon over at Seethruskin, who discovered it via the Blackball Records message board, where apparently it was typed out by a fella named Hugh Miller, since apparently Alternative Press didn't think said interview was "cool" or "awesome" enough to appear on their website.
It's very cool, and pow'ful awesome as well. Go check it out, and say 'thanks' to everybody who made it possible for me to read said interview.
Dear You was the first Jawbreaker album I'd ever heard. I picked it up in a used record store for around six dollars in 1997 or thereabouts, having no idea that it would soon be worth several times that on eBay due to its out-of-print status. I chose it because it looked like it might sound like Green Day (irony?), and because somebody told me that "the guy from this band is the guy from Jets to Brazil," whose first record I'd recently picked up and decided was great. The rest is history.
Re-release: 2/23/04, including every track from the sessions and the video for 'Fireman.' Smoke 'em if you got 'em.