Jawbreaker: 24-Hour Revenge Therapy LP

Jawbreaker: 24-Hour Revenge Therapy LP

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For fans of the emo and pop punk genres, Jawbreaker is one of the most influential and beloved acts out there--certainly one worth listening to if you're a fan of later pop-punkers like Blink-182, My Chemical Romance, or Fall Out Boy. 24-Hour Revenge Therapy is the band's third and often most highly-acclaimed album, often the favorite of fans and critics alike. The first track "The Boat Dreams from the Hill" (besides immediately reminding me of Green Day) had me involuntarily tapping my foot along to the drums. The high-energy vibe sustains until the intro of "Out Patient" (which, don't worry, eventually picks up a bit). But 24-Hour is unlike the first 2 albums in that it doesn't seem to want to chug along as fast and as hard as it possibly can. Don't get me wrong--it's still intense--but it takes its time building and relieving tension and alternating between softer moments and surges of power. On top of that, Schwarzenbach's lyrics tread on more sensitive territory than ever despite their rough, punk-y delivery. It was recorded in Chicago with engineer Steve Albini (who's worked on albums by Nirvana, Pixies, The Stooges, Robert Plant and Jimmy Page, and more) and the digital download included has 6 bonus tracks also recorded by Steve. It was originally released by the Tupelo Recording Company and Communion Records in 1994, but this remastered version was reissued by Blackball Records a decade later.

 

Tracklist:

The Boat Dreams from the Hill

Indictment

Boxcar

Outpatient

Ashtray Monument

Condition Oakland

Ache

Do You Still Hate Me?

West Bay Invitational

Jinx Removing

In Sadding Around

 

Bonus Digital Tracks:

The Boat Dreams from the Hill

Boxcar (alternate take)

Do You Still Hate Me (alternate take)

Jinx Removing (alternate take)

First Step (outtake)

Friends Back East (outtake)