Jabberjaw Compilation, Vol. 2: Pure Sweet Hell

Jabberjaw Compilation, Vol. 2: Pure Sweet Hell

     
 

Most nightclubs in Los Angeles are pretty similar: dim lighting, 21 and over, with mean door people. One of the few places where you could find salvation if you were a penniless, underage sniffly kid was Jabberjaw, a neat, down-to-earth club with old video games, a homely courtyard, and a drink-coffee-with-the-band atmosphere (the club closed in the late '90s). This… See more details below

Overview

Most nightclubs in Los Angeles are pretty similar: dim lighting, 21 and over, with mean door people. One of the few places where you could find salvation if you were a penniless, underage sniffly kid was Jabberjaw, a neat, down-to-earth club with old video games, a homely courtyard, and a drink-coffee-with-the-band atmosphere (the club closed in the late '90s). This benefit album came out when the club was hoping to move to a larger location. The Jawbreaker cut "Sister" is revelatory -- one of their best tunes (and it only appeared on this comp). Man or Astro-man?'s "Earth Station Radio" was back when the band was in top form. Local L.A. surf/garage band the Bomboras, known for setting their instruments on fire, dish up a fine "Fiberglass Jungle," while Redd Kross did the retro '70s rock thing as well as anyone. Of course, there are a few memorable stinkers: it's possible Everclear played Jabberjaw once, but their version of a lame Smiths song, where they sing, "I am the sun/I am the air," is completely unacceptable. Also, Mary Lou Lord's dreary, gushy acoustic numbers embodied all that was wrong with coffeehouse/singer/songwriter hippie music. But mostly this is a fine collection of very loud bands like old Jabberjaw favorites Clikitat Ikatowi and godheadSilo, many of which were deeply afraid of L.A.'s ferociously trendy club scene and when in town would only grace Jabberjaw's tiny stage.

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Product Details

Release Date:
09/24/1996
Label:
MAMMOTH
UPC:
0035498013324
catalogNumber:
133

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Laughing Hyenas   Track Performer
Redd Kross   Track Performer
Coctails   Track Performer
Jawbreaker   Track Performer
Low   Track Performer
Man...or Astro-Man?   Track Performer
Damon Che   Drums
Scott Miller   Guitar
Alan Moulder   Guitar,Vocals
Mike Palm   Bass
Barry Phipps   Bass
Archer Prewitt   Guitar
Larissa Strickland   Guitar
Timmy Taylor   Vocals
John Upturch   Alto Saxophone,Tenor Saxophone
Brainiac   Track Performer
Dale Flattum   Bass
Mike Morasky   Guitar,Vocals
Everclear   Track Performer
Godheadsilo   Track Performer
Hi-Fives   Track Performer
Fitz of Depression   Track Performer
Mary Lou Lord   Guitar,Vocals,Track Performer
Elliott Smith   Guitar
Bomboras   Track Performer
Blake Schwarzenbach   Guitar,Vocals
Darren Mor-X   Drums
Mark Greenbalm   Drums
Adam Pfahler   Drums
John Brannon   Vocals
Chris Bauermeister   Bass
Tyler Trent   Drums
John Schmersal   Guitar
Ryan   Bass Guitar
Jake the Snake   Organ

Technical Credits

Jawbreaker   Producer
Steve Albini   Engineer
Howard Kaylan   Composer
Neill King   Engineer
Mike Lastra   Engineer
Bob Ludwig   Mastering
Peter McCabe   Engineer
Andy Milburn   Composer
Bob Weston   Engineer
Rob Cavallo   Producer
Jonathan Burnside   Engineer
Hi-Fives   Producer
Elliott Smith   Engineer
Ne'er Do Wells   Composer
Clikatat Ikatowi   Composer
Chris Freeman   Engineer
Andy Ernst   Producer,Engineer
Art Alexakis   Producer
Birdstuff   Contributor
Mackie Osborne   Artwork
Star Crunch   Contributor
Brian Sparhawk   Contributor
Mikey Dees   Contributor
Craig Becker   Contributor
Tom Hajdu   Composer

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