Jawbreaker

Jawbreaker

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Jawbreaker was an emo/punk rock band based in San Francisco, CA's Mission District, although the band's members, Blake Schwarzenbach (vocals/guitar), Chris Bauermeister (bass), and Adam Pfahler (drums), actually came together at New York University in the mid 1980's. The band's first release was 1989's "Whack & Blite" 7" on their own Blackball Records. The band released 3 LPs and made appearances on different compilations for various independent labels before signing to a major label, DGC, at the end of 1994. However, their major label debut, "Dear You", failed to expand their audience and brought cries of "sell out" their punk rock fan base. This, coupled with already-present interpersonal tensions within the band that had reached the breaking point caused the band to split in 1996. Following the split, the members performed with other acts, most notably Blake's Jets To Brazil. Blake and Chris also returned to college to pursue various degrees while Adam resurrected Blackball Records to reissue much of Jawbreaker's out of print music as well as putting out records by other bands he has been involved with.
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Jawbreaker Discography

Albums

none Jawbreaker Demo #1(Cass, Promo) Not On Label (Jawbreaker Self-released) none 1989 Sell This Version
none Jawbreaker Demos(Cass, S/Sided, Promo) Not On Label (Jawbreaker Self-released) none US 1989 Sell This Version
Jawbreaker Unfun (Album) Shredder US 1990 Sell This Version
Jawbreaker Bivouac (Album) Communion Label, Tupelo Recording Company, Rough Trade Records GmbH, Communion Label, Tupelo Recording Company UK, Europe & US 1992 Sell This Version
Jawbreaker 24 Hour Revenge Therapy (Album) Tupelo Recording Company, Communion Label, Rough Trade Records GmbH US 1994 Sell This Version
Jawbreaker Dear You (Album) DGC Canada 1995 Sell This Version
Jawbreaker Live 4/30/96 (Album) Blackball Records US 1999 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

Jawbreaker Whack & Blite E.P. (EP) Blackball Records US 1989 Sell This Version
Jawbreaker Busy (Single) Shredder US 1989 Sell This Version
Jawbox / Jawbreaker Jawbox / Jawbreaker - Air Waves Dream / With Or Without U-2 (Single) Selfless Records US 1991 Sell This Version
Jawbreaker / Samiam Jawbreaker / Samiam - Jawbreaker / Samiam No Idea Records US 1991 Sell This Version
Jawbreaker Chesterfield King Tupelo Recording Company, Communion Label, Rough Trade Records GmbH US 1992 Sell This Version
none Jawbreaker / Crimpshrine Jawbreaker / Crimpshrine - Better Half / Sanctuary(7") Skene! Records none US 1993 Sell This Version
Jawbreaker Fireman (Maxi, Single) DGC US 1995 Sell This Version
PRO-C-4774 Jawbreaker Lurker II: Dark Son Of Night(Cass, Maxi, Promo) DGC PRO-C-4774 US 1995 Sell This Version
pro-cd-4837 Jawbreaker Save Your Generation(CD, EP, Single, Promo) DGC pro-cd-4837 1996 Sell This Version
PRO-CD-4862 Jawbreaker Accident Prone(CD, Single, Promo) Geffen Records PRO-CD-4862 US 1996 Sell This Version

Compilations

Jawbreaker Etc. (Comp) Blackball Records US 2002 Sell This Version

Miscellaneous

none Jawbreaker Demo #2(Cass, Promo) Not On Label (Jawbreaker Self-released) none 1989 Sell This Version