For Your Own Special Sweetheart

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For Your Own Special Sweetheart
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Studio album by Jawbox
Released January 1994
Recorded August–September 1993
Genre Post-hardcore
Length 41:42
Label Atlantic (1994)
DeSoto (2006)
Producer Ted Niceley, Jawbox
Jawbox chronology
Novelty
(1992)
For Your Own Special Sweetheart
(1994)
Jawbox
(1996)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars[1]
The A.V. Club (A)[2]
Drowned in Sound (9/10)[3]
Pitchfork Media (9.3/10)[4]

For Your Own Special Sweetheart is the third album by Washington D.C. post-hardcore band, Jawbox. It was produced by Ted Niceley, best known for his work with Fugazi. It was their first album after leaving Dischord Records to sign to Atlantic Records. The album was not much of a commercial success, despite being well received by critics.

"Savory" was the album's first single, followed by "Cooling Card". "Motorist" and "Jackpot Plus!" had previously been released on a Dischord single and were newly recorded for this album. "Savory" was covered by Sacramento rock band Deftones with alternative rock group Far on Deftones' B-Sides and Rarities album.

The album was remastered and reissued by DeSoto in 2009 with three bonus tracks (B-sides to the "Savory" single) and new cover art. On the original album, "U-Trau" is 3:10. On the 2006 iTunes Store re-release by DeSoto, it is 3:01.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "FF=66" – 2:41
  2. "Savory" – 4:39
  3. "Breathe" – 2:47
  4. "Motorist" – 3:43
  5. "LS/MFT" – 2:50
  6. "Cooling Card" – 2:51
  7. "Green Glass" – 3:26
  8. "Cruel Swing" – 2:16
  9. "Jackpot Plus!" – 2:34
  10. "Chicago Piano" – 3:30
  11. "Reel" – 3:39
  12. "U-Trau" – 3:10 (on the Atlantic Records release; 3:01 on the 2006 DeSoto Records release)
  13. "Whitney Walks" – 3:57

The 2009 reissue included the following bonus tracks, which had previously been released on the "Savory" single:

  1. "L'il Shaver" – 2:10
  2. "68" – 3:17
  3. "Sound on Sound" (Big Boys cover) – 4:06

Personnel[edit]

  • J. Robbins – Vocals, electric guitar
  • Bill Barbot – Electric guitar, vocals
  • Kim Coletta – Bass guitar
  • Zachary Barocas – Traps (drums)
  • Ted Niceley - Producer, engineer, mixing

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