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Sluttering

It’s International Jawbreaker Appreciation Day. This is why you should give a damn.

May 4th, 2012

Today marks International Jawbreaker Appreciation Day – a perfect excuse to celebrate the rise and fall of a band that once wrote a song called ‘Sluttering (May 4th)’. We got Alex Andrews on the case.

Jawbreaker old promo photo Thrash Hits

“There was a sun once. It lit the whole damn sky…”

It’s difficult to pay tribute to a band that is responsible for so much of what you dislike about music. You could argue that a band has little control over its legacy, but given that the Get Up Kids have since apologised for spawning a generation of whiney sound-alikes peering out from behind straightened fringes, it’s perhaps only fair that Jawbreaker take their share of the blame.

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