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Jawbreaker Tribute-Bad Scene Compilation
Jawbreaker has had such a great influence over so many different bands, in so many different scenes, in so many different parts of the world. They are one of the few groups that transcend every genre. East and west coast, European, Australian, punk, emo, hardcore, and even seminal bands that are looked on as punk icons, such as Face to Face, all point to Jawbreaker as a group that has affected their music.
For the first time ever, Dying Wish Records has brought together a group of bands from all over the world to pay tribute to Jawbreaker - all on one album. The Dying Wish Records Jawbreaker Tribute features 17 brand new, unreleased, Jawbreaker cover tracks plus 1 bonus track from some of today's most popular, up-and-coming, and legendary bands. With this album we aim to inspire and expose a new generartion of fans to the music of Jawbreaker.
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It is obvious that most of these bands were influenced a great deal by Jawbreaker, as many of them sound very similar in style. Unfortunately, some of the bands try too hard to sound like them, and end up sounding like generic pop-punk covers. The songs that are best on this album are those that are the most different from the original versions.
The Aeffect may have provided the best contribution to this album, with a heavily synthesized version of "Boxcar". The Reunion Show performs "Unlisted Track" plugged in and with a full band, giving it a much more upbeat feel. Kill Your Idols does "Do You Still Hate Me" in typical Jawbreaker fashion, but with the much lower, hoarse vocals, it has a completely different feel. Duvall slows down "Busy", making the already emotional song even more dramatic. I also like Nerf Header's rendition of "Chesterfield King"
Not all of the songs meet with such success. For Amusement Only and Riddlin Kids provide energetic but generic renditions of "Shield Your Eyes" and "Jinx Removing", respectively. Jeff Ott performs an interesting but too-drawn-out version of "Jet Black", complete with the same Walken monologue at the end.
Most of the other songs are interesting the first couple times, but are soon forgettable. After giving this album a few listens, I have mixed reactions. Some songs are done very well, some are done poorly. If you are a big Jawbreaker fan, you may very well like this album. Just realize that, like all tribute albums, these songs will never be as good as the originals.
The highs: The standout on the CD is Duvall's version of 'Busy'. They slow it right down and really bring out the emotionally charged lyrics. Ashtray Monument, Boat Dreams from the Hill (or "Boat"), Kiss the Bottle, and Jinx Removing all get some nice makeovers.
Touching anything from "Dear You" is a lofty goal indeed. Honestly I think only Fall Out Boy and The Reunion Show get it right. Bayside's 'Chemistry' isn't bad, though.
Lagwagon has a FAR superior 'Want' and they should have been on this album.
If you like Jawbreaker, yI think you'll like this comp. It's not Jawbreaker, but hey, it's not supposed to be.
Most recent customer reviews
I am a huge fan of Jawbreaker. Have been since the Bivouac days. I just got this CD, popped it in and went to two of my favorite songs -> Kiss The Bottle by Sparta (who I enjoy,... Read morePublished on Nov. 17 2003 by Ryan Hood
i have been a LONG time jawbreaker fan. not one of these kids that got into them after "dear you" had come and gone. Read morePublished on Aug. 15 2003