Live 4/30/96


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Live 4/30/96 Review

by Blake Butler

A very gratifying document of one of the last live shows of the legendary and absolutely incredible emotional punk rock band Jawbreaker. First off, it is a must-have for any Jawbreaker fan due to the three previously extremely rare tracks: "Shirt," left over from the Dear You recording sessions; "For Esme"; and a rocking version of "Gemini." Second, this album offers much more raw and powerful versions of two songs off of Dear You ("Accident Prone" and "Save Your Generation") so that they may be heard without the arguably overproduced sounds of the album tracks. The outstanding versions of "Ashtray Monument" and "Jinx Removing" prove that Jawbreaker were just as good live as they were in the studio, if not even better at times.

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