Rumor has it that, in celebration of the impending reissue of the DC post-hardcore darlings’ 1994 LP For Your Own Special Sweetheart, the answer to the question posed in this post’s title is “yes.” The remastered edition of Jawbox’s third album—which initially came out on Atlantic Records in The Great Alt Land Rush Of The Post-Nevermind Era—is scheduled to drop on Nov. 23, so if you’re a fan, I’d recommend checking the always-clickworthy Late Night Lineups rundown on a regular basis. (That page has actually been one of the most useful pages on the entire Internet for almost as long as I’ve been online, so, y’know, it’s worthy of a bookmark.) [Washington City Paper / YouTube] More »
Flo Rida is currently dominating the charts with “Right Round,” his (and Dr. Luke’s) re-imagining of Dead or Alive‘s “You Spin Me Round (Like A Record).” But it’s not just his two-hit wonderdom that makes me think he might be the ultimate pop star for this crazy time. Billboard asked him how he came around to using the Dead or Alive track, and his basic response was that his A&R guy at Atlantic asked him to use the song, so he did. While that’s likely been great news for whatever plastic surgeon Pete Burns sold his songwriting share to for services rendered, I had to wonder why the A&R guy didn’t think of what could be plundered from the Atlantic catalog before providing revenue to Dead or Alive’s then-label Epic. Since I’m in the giving spirit, here are five tracks from the house that Ahmet built that Flo Rida should consider in the near future.
My eyes kinda bugged out at the words “all-cello tribute to Jawbox,” a benefit for Jawbox frontman J. Robbins’ son Callum, who’s afflicted with spinal muscular atrophy. More »
By request, here’s another cover version of Tori Amos’ “Cornflake Girl,” this time performed by the D.C. powerhouse known as Jawbox. Weirdly, according to Wiki, Amos’ original version hit No. 4 in the U.K., surely making it the second-most popular raisin-related song of all time. More »
This is not the post we wanted to write: Yesterday, when we saw that For Your Own Special Sweetheart–the out-of-print brunt-force rock album by D.C.’s Jawbox–was up on eMusic and the iTunes store, we figured it was the perfect excuse to rave about one of our all-time favorite… More »