Like the best work of fugazi, the clash, committed, and Operation Ivy, the album is now is a rite of passage and a beloved classic among partisans of intelligent, literary punk music and poetry. Why, did jawbreaker somehow come to seem like more than just another band? why do they persist, highly personal, in meaning so much to so many people? And how did it happen that, when a thousand other artists came and went in that confounding decade of the 90s, today, two years after releasing their masterpiece, the band that was somehow more than just a band to its fans-closer to equipment for living-was no longer?Ronen Givony's 24 Hour Revenge Therapy is an extended tribute in the spirit of Nicholson Baker's U & I: a passionate, and occasionally obsessive study of one of the great confessional rock albums of the 90s.
Jawbreaker's 24 Hour Revenge Therapy 33 1/3 #ad - Two and a half decades on, affection, jawbreaker's 24 Hour Revenge Therapy 1993-94 is the rare album to have lost none of its original loyalty, and reverence.
Fugazi's In on the Kill Taker 33 1/3Bloomsbury Academic #ad - Despite all of this, even as its defiant, kill Taker became an alt-rock classic in spite of itself, muscular sound stood in stark contrast to everything represented by the mainstreaming of a culture and worldview they held dear. Inadvertently, fugazi chose an unsure moment to make in on the Kill Taker: as Nirvana and Sonic Youth were yanking the American rock underground into the media glare, and “breaking” punk in every possible meaning of the word.
With two eps combined into the classic cd 13 songs and two albums 1990's genre-defining Repeater and 1991's impressionistic follow-up Steady Diet of Nothing inside of five years, Fugazi was on creative roll, astounding increasingly large audiences as they toured, blasting fist-pumping anthems and jammy noise-workouts that roared into every open underground heart.
Fugazi's In on the Kill Taker 33 1/3 #ad - This book features new interviews with all four members of Fugazi and members of their creative community. Few knew how difficult it had been to make this popular breakthrough. When the album debuted on the now-SoundScan-driven charts, Fugazi had never been more in the public eye. Disappointed with the sound of the self-produced Steady Diet, the band recorded with legendary engineer Steve Albini, only to scrap the sessions and record at home in D.
C. With ted niceley, their brilliant, under-known producer. By june 1993, when Washington, D.
Lou Reed's Transformer 33 1/3Bloomsbury Academic #ad - Through close listening and personal reflections, songwriter Ezra Furman explores Reed's and Transformer's unstable identities, and the secrets the songs challenge us to uncover. Here lou reed managed to make a fun, accessible rock'n'roll record that is also a troubled meditation on the ambiguities-sexual, musical and otherwise-that defined his public persona and helped make him one of the most fascinating and influential figures in rock history.
. Transformer, is described with varying labels: it's often called a glam rock album, a commercial breakthrough for Lou Reed, Lou Reed's most enduringly popular album, a proto-punk album, and an album about being gay. Buried underneath the radio-friendly exterior lie coded confessions of the subversive, wounded intelligence that gives this album its staying power as a work of art.
Lou Reed's Transformer 33 1/3 #ad - And yet, it doesn't neatly fit into any of these descriptors.
Jawbreaker : 24 Hour Revenge TherapyBlackball Records #ad - The band had completed a full uS tour in the summer, played several shows that October with Nirvana, and was attracting significant major label attention. Limited vinyl lp pressing including digital download that includes the album plus six bonus tracks. By the end of 1993, Jawbreaker was in full stride. After the more progressive bivouac, the trio had returned to a straight-forward, pop sound, and the resulting full-length is widely regarded as their best.
Jawbreaker : 24 Hour Revenge Therapy #ad - Jawbreaker- 24 Hour Revenge Therapy. 24 hour revenge therapy was jawbreaker's third album. The bulk of the recording was done by noted independent producer Steve Albini. Digitally re-mastered edition of this 1994 album, one of the most popular and successful underground bands of the early/mid-'90s, a driving rhythm section and grinding guitar with complex song structures and literary lyrics, California's JAWBREAKER melded raw vocals, forging a distinctive style that has since influenced a generation of independent music.
Drive-By Truckers' Southern Rock Opera 33 1/3Bloomsbury Academic #ad - Along the way, the truckers attempt to untangle the mess that is southern history by exploring the contradictory, dualistic nature of the region. Like twin paths intersecting and diverging before meeting again, the opera's libretto focuses on the lives of two bands: the fictional Betamax Guillotine, a stand-in for the Truckers themselves, and Southern rock gods Lynyrd Skynyrd.
Jawbreaker- 24 Hour Revenge Therapy. Rien fertel takes us for a ride along the truckers' winding road through the opera's Southlands, fatal crashes, the wreckage of one band gone too soon, a region filled with youthful rockstar aspirations, and the ambitions of another wrestling with the great hope and tragedy that is America.
Drive-By Truckers' Southern Rock Opera 33 1/3 #ad - The drive-by truckers' southern rock opera takes listeners on a road trip through the American South, with stops along mean old highways and soul-sucking swamps, iconic recording studios and doomed chartered jets, and even Heaven and Hell.
The Pixies' Doolittle 33 1/3Continuum #ad - The pixies have had a career unlike any other in alternative rock, disappearing as not-quite-the-next-big-things only to become gods in absentia. Informed by exclusive interviews with the band, Sisario looks at the making of the album and its place in rock history, and studies its continued influence in light of the Pixies triumphant reunion.
The Pixies' Doolittle 33 1/3 #ad - Jawbreaker- 24 Hour Revenge Therapy. Doolittle is their knotty masterpiece, exuberant, the embodiment of the Pixies' abrasive, enigmatic pop.
The Beastie Boys' Paul's Boutique 33 1/3Continuum #ad - But not only did "paul's boutique" eventually transformed the Beasties from a fratboy novelty to hiphop giants, its sample-happy, retro aesthetic changed popular culture forever. Derided as one-hit wonders, estranged from their original producer and record label, and in self-imposed exile in Los Angeles, the Beastie Boys were written off by most observers before even beginning to record their second album - an embarrassing commercial flop that should have ruined the group's career.
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Merle Haggard's Okie from Muskogee 33 1/3Bloomsbury Academic #ad - Every now and then, a song inspires a cultural conversation that ends up looking like a brawl. Okie immediately helped to frame an ongoing discussion about region and class, pride and politics, culture and counterculture. But the conversation around the song, useful as it was, drowned out the song itself, not to mention the other songs on the live album-named for Okie and performed in Muskogee-that Haggard has carefully chosen to frame what has turned out to be his most famous song.
. What are the internal clues for gleaning the intended meaning of okie? what is the pay-off of the anti-fandom that Okie sparked and continues to spark in some quarters? How has the song come to be a shorthand for expressing all manner of anti-working class attitudes? What was Haggard's artistic path to that stage in Oklahoma, and how did he come to shape the industry so profoundly at the moment when urban country singers were playing a major role on the American social and political landscape? Jawbreaker- 24 Hour Revenge Therapy.
Merle Haggard's Okie from Muskogee 33 1/3 #ad - Merle haggard's okie from muskogee, released in 1969, is a prime example of that important role of popular music. Used book in Good Condition.
Nirvana's in Utero 33 1/3Continuum #ad - Instead of sticking to the "grunge pop" formula that made nevermind so palatable to the mainstream, producing an album that the band's creative force, Nirvana chose instead to challenge their audience, Kurt Cobain, said truly matched his vision of what he had always wanted his band to sound like. Used book in Good Condition.
Jawbreaker- 24 Hour Revenge Therapy. Though nevermind was nirvana's most commercially successful album, and the record that broke them - and the grunge phenomenon - internationally, In Utero has increasingly become regarded as the band's best album, both by the critics and the band members themselves. Here, the full story behind the creation of In Utero is told for the first time.
Joy Division's Unknown Pleasures Thirty Three and a Third seriesContinuum #ad - Used book in Good Condition. Continuum. Layering a few tracks together to create a six-string shriek, Hannett's equalization cuts the brunt of Sumner's fuller live sound down to an echoing squeal, revealing a desperation born of longing rather than rage. Peter hook's compressed bass rides up front as "disorder" comes together, minor note guitar line crashes through that you can understand the need for such a muted, but it's not until the hugely reverbed, analog treatment to Hook's line.
Joy division's career has often been shrouded by myths. Like john bonham's ludicrous, mansion-backed stomp at the start of "When The Levee Breaks"-only far less expensive-the crisp, trebly snare sound with which Martin Hannett would make his career announced Unknown Pleasures as a finessed, foreboding masterpiece.
. Jawbreaker- 24 Hour Revenge Therapy. But the truth is surprisingly simple: over a period of several months, Joy Division transformed themselves from run-of-the-mill punk wannabes into the creators of one of the most atmospheric, disturbing, and influential debut albums ever recorded. This is the way, step inside.
Joy Division's Unknown Pleasures Thirty Three and a Third series #ad - Chris ott carefully picks apart fact from fiction to show how Unknown Pleasures came into being, and how it still resonates so strongly today. Excerptthe urgent, alien thwack of stephen morris' processed snare drum as it bounced from the left to right channel was so arresting in 1979, one could have listened to that opening bar for hours trying to figure how on earth someone made such sounds.
Dinosaur Jr.'s You're Living All Over Me 33 1/3Continuum #ad - Used book in Good Condition. A new record, the result of a move into a college dorm, You're Living All Over Me, encounters with Sonic Youth in the big city, and a hell of a lot of practice. First record, the apathy of the middle classes, a fearsome mess: a raw miscellany thrown together from small-town ennui, and all the things teenage boys are obsessed with.
1987. Jawbreaker- 24 Hour Revenge Therapy. Searing guitar riffs smash into mountainous solos; gnarly pedal effects light up twisted song structures; tight punk drumfills wade through distorted bass sludge. First live shows: fearsomely loud. Dinosaur, still without the Jr. Contradictions are everywhere, but with opposite poles forced together, pre-Nirvana, a fixating spark is created - one that, ignites the idea of how the alternative might also become the mainstream.
Dinosaur Jr.'s You're Living All Over Me 33 1/3 #ad - All things, as this book explores through interviews and comment from the band and its friends, that make up the unique - and uniquely odd - story of a record that cares so little it cares a lot. Not hardcore anymore, but not yet anything else either. Dinosaur Jr. 1985. Continuum.