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Don't Break Down - The Jawbreaker Documentary and Us

Don't Break Down, The Jawbreaker documentary told the tale of the band's history, dynamics, and conclusion. It was an amazing journey through their albums and their arcs, and it all began in Southern California. I was reminded that Jawbreaker wasn't "their band" or "a band." Jawbreaker was "Our" band. Much like The LA Dodgers or many home teams, we can say "our team," as if we fans are part owners. Jawbreaker was that for us. The band was our secret, our go to, and we'd defend them no matter what. Then like most everyone else, when their final album, Dear You came out on Geffen and appeared 99 cent bins in 1995, we thought how crappy they became.  The weird thing is,...

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Jawbreaker Day with Drummer Adam Pfahler 2016

Jawbreaker Day 2016 The 20th anniversary of their final album, Dear You is complete. We had it scheduled in 2015 - the producer Rob Cavallo couldn't make it, then again earlier this year, but Adam fell ill, but this time it worked out and Rob Cavallo couldn't make it anyway. It turns out the day was fine without him.  The first thing I need to say is that I'm incredibly proud of events like this. It's not that it's fun to hear stories told by a member of one of your favorite bands of all time, it's more about the people, some of whom you knew well and some just in passing for decades who once again got together. We need...

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GR2: Jawbreaker Day Talk Video by Adam Pfahler

Adam wanted me to edit it down, but how do you edit down a 1:50 minute talk? If you're a Jawbreaker fan, enjoy it. It's a thoughtful and entertaining talk. There is a section about recording 24 Hour Revenge Therapy with Steve Albini and later with Billy Anderson (who Adam said doesn't get enough credit for his work on this album) that's filled with details and minutiae. Perhaps that's the only part I'd dare skip through, but even then, you'll miss some great side stories. I chose to not edit that out. Sorry Adam. (He's probably mortified that this is now available to the world, but I swear it's worth it). Support Adam by making a purchase at and joining his new...

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