Jawbreaker [Original Soundtrack]

Jawbreaker [Original Soundtrack]


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Jawbreaker [Original Soundtrack]

Once Nirvana blew the doors open for the DIY/let's-make-a-band/indie/garage revival, and technology made it possible to make a record in your living room, keeping track of the staggering amount of great music is a daunting, nigh impossible, task. Soundtracks can be great samplers to certain shades of rock (at least within a label's roster), and Jawbreaker features many great bands that may have slipped under your radar. Roddy Bottum (late of Faith No More) leads Imperial Teen through "Yoo Hoo" (also a video featuring Jawbreaker Rose McGowen)" and the ranting "Water Boy." Like many power pop bands, Letters to Cleo always seemed a hard-luck case. Here, Letters and leader Kay Hanley (the singing voice of Josie & the Pussycats) deliver "I See." Shampoo drops two dandies: the bubble-bursting "Trouble" definitely bounces, but their Barb Wirewhirlwind"Don't Call Me Babe" combines with the Friggs' "Love Potion #9" rewrite "Bad Word for a Good Thing" to steal the whole show. The Donnas appear in the film, churning out "Rock 'N' Roll Machine" (not the Triumph song)." Many times the oldies don't make the soundtrack, but uber-classic "Rock You Like a Hurricane" blows through a way-cool montage in the movie and is wisely included on Jawbreaker (yes, the Scorpions song). Transister slows the "Flow" in a good way, but otherwise Jawbreaker percolates (The Prissteens even conjure Joan Jett in "Beat You Up.") "She Bop" is too good to be remade, and a few cuts lack presence, but overall Jawbreaker is a good listen highlighting a smattering of girl rock that deserves more notice.

Product Details

Release Date: 02/09/1999
Label: London / Umgd
UPC: 0731455603323
catalogNumber: 556033

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Letters to Cleo   Track Performer
Shampoo   Track Performer
Imperial Teen   Track Performer
Friggs   Track Performer
Howie Beno   Track Performer
Transister   Track Performer
Donnas   Track Performer
Prissteens   Track Performer

Technical Credits

Dieter Dierks   Producer
Mark Freegard   Producer
Dave Fridmann   Producer
Richard Gottehrer   Producer
Jeffrey Lesser   Producer
Ednaswap   Producer
Scott Riebling   Producer,Engineer
Bill Whitten   Producer
Imperial Teen   Producer
Transonic   Producer
John DeVries   Producer
Howie Beno   Producer
Judith Geretti   Artwork,Art Direction
Alex Steyermark   Executive Producer
Charlotte Blake   Producer
Con   Producer
Peter Coquillard   Producer
Romeo Voltage   Producer
Neil Golden   Engineer
Rudolf Schenker   Composer
David O'Donnell   Producer

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