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.
“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.