Wednesday, December 9, 2009
Jawbox "Savory" - Live on Jimmy Fallon [12.08.09]
Jawbox reunited last night on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon to play one song, "savory" off of their 3rd release from 1994, For Your Own Special Sweetheart. The band has been defunct since '97 and this performance is said to be the only reunion show of the sort - singer J. Robbins has reported that there will be no tours, no shows, no nothing.
I was lucky enough to have a friend snag me a ticket to this one. A handful of my friends and I headed onto the set to witness the action first-hand. The live sound was ok - vocals were a little lost in the mix but the levels on both guitars were perfect. the bass was thundering, and the drums were blasting. There is even rehearsal footage available (www.nbc.com) of "68" and ff-66" from earlier that day.
Jawbox was incredibly energetic and tight live. As a fan of many of the members' previous projects such as Rollkicker Laydown, Government Issue, Burning Airlines - to name a few, and as a fan of the vast and impressive list of albums that singer J. Robbins has produced, I took the opportunity to see him again and am glad I did.
Robbins shirt read: "FIGHT SMA Spinal Muscular Atrophy." Robbin's son Callum was diagnosed with the rare degenerative disorder, and some consider this appearance one of the shows in a string of benefits for Callum. Find out more about SMA HERE
Grab a copy of For Your Own Special Sweetheart, now on bassit Kim Coletta's own label, Desoto. It's back in their hands after a decade-long battle over rights and royalties with monster label Atlantic.