Jawbox: For Your Own Special Sweetheart

For Your Own Special Sweetheart

For Your Own Special SweetheartThis album reminds me of a particular room in my ramshackle fraternity house. It’s not even a room I lived in, but certainly had a better stereo. I put on this CD at full volume to blast the song “Savory” I had just seen on 120 Minutes the night before. Damn if that song doesn’t still jump right out at you. This is early to mid-90s college rock at its best. It is amazing that back in ’94 I thought this was hardcore when listening to it today sounds like the blueprint for every hard rock band that followed–crystal clean production and all.