Jawbreaker discography

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Jawbreaker discography
Studio albums 4
Live albums 1
Compilation albums 1
Music videos 1
EPs 2
Singles 8

The discography of Jawbreaker, an American punk rock band active from 1986 to 1996, consists of four studio albums, one live album, one compilation album, two extended plays (EPs) and eight singles. The group has also contributed multiple songs to various compilations over the years, both during their time together as a band and posthumously.

Lead vocalist and guitarist Blake Schwarzenbach, bassist Chris Bauermeister, and drummer Adam Pfahler formed Jawbreaker while students at New York University, later relocating to Los Angeles where they released their debut album Unfun (1990) through independent record label Shredder Records. Relocating again to San Francisco the following year, they released 1992's Bivouac through the Tupelo Recording Company and The Communion Label. Jawbreaker toured with Nirvana in 1993 and released 24 Hour Revenge Therapy in 1994, attracting the attention of major labels. They signed with DGC Records and released 1995's Dear You, but its polished production and smooth vocals caused significant backlash from the band's core audience. Internal tensions led to Jawbreaker's dissolution in 1996.


Studio albums[edit]

Year Album details
1990 Unfun
1992 Bivouac
  • Released: October 1992
  • Labels: Communion Label (COMM 38), Tupelo Recording Company (TUP 38)
  • Formats: CD, CS, LP, digital download
1994 24 Hour Revenge Therapy
  • Released: February 15, 1994
  • Labels: Tupelo Recording Company (TUP 49), Communion Label (COMM 49)
  • Formats: CD, CS, LP, digital download
1995 Dear You
  • Released: September 12, 1995
  • Label: DGC Records (DGC 24831)
  • Formats: CD, CS, LP, digital download
  • Reissued: March 2, 2004 as a CD/2xLP on Blackball Records (BB-004)

Live albums[edit]

Year Album details Comments
1999 Live 4/30/96
  • Released: November 2, 1999
  • Label: Blackball Records (BB-002)
  • Formats: CD, LP, digital download
Most tracks were recorded at the Warfield Theatre in San Francisco, California where the band appeared in support of Foo Fighters and Ween as part of a Rock for Choice benefit on April 30, 1996. The LP version was issued on Allied Recordings (NO. 100) and limited to 206 copies, however some are defective.

Compilation albums[edit]

Year Album details Comments
2002 Etc.
  • Released: July 23, 2002
  • Label: Blackball Records (BB-003)
  • Formats: CD, 2xLP, digital download
A collection of non-album tracks including compilation appearances, vinyl only material, b-sides and outtakes recorded between 1988–1995. Many of the releases on which these songs first appeared are now out of print. See also: List of compilation appearances

Extended plays[edit]

Year EP details Comments
1989 Whack & Blite
  • Released: 1989
  • Label: Blackball Records (BB-001)
  • Format: 7-inch
All tracks from this EP appear on both CD versions of Unfun (SH-07CD, BB-007-CD) as bonus tracks. Between 1990–1992 the EP was repressed three additional times on Very Small Records (VSR 7).
1992 Chesterfield King
  • Released: 1992
  • Labels: Communion Label, Tupelo Recording Company (35-1)
  • Format: 12-inch
All tracks from this EP appear on the CD version of Bivouac (COMM 38-2/TUP 38-2), absorbed into the album's track listing.


Retail singles[edit]

Year Single Album
1989 "Busy" (single mix) Non-album single[I]
1995 "Fireman" Dear You
  • I^ Included as a bonus track on the 2010 reissue of Unfun.

Promotional singles[edit]

Year Single Album
1995 "Lurker II: Dark Son of Night" / "Million" Dear You
1996 "Accident Prone"

Split singles[edit]

Year Split details Tracks
1991 Jawbox / Jawbreaker
  • Released: June 1991
  • Label: Selfless Records (SFLS03)
  • Format: 7-inch
1992 Steel Pole Bath Tub / Jawbreaker
  • Released: June 22, 1992
  • Label: Staplegun Records (SG 001)
  • Format: 7-inch (included with vinyl format of "Surprise your pig")[II]
  • Side A: Steel Pole Bath Tub – "We Walk"
  • Side B: Jawbreaker – "Pretty Persuasion"
Jawbreaker / Samiam
  • Side A: Jawbreaker – "Split"
  • Side B: Samiam – "Head Trap"
1993 Jawbreaker / Crimpshrine
  • Released: 1993
  • Label: Skene! Records
  • Format: 7-inch
  • Side A: Jawbreaker – "Better Half"
  • Side B: Crimpshrine – "Sanctuary"

Music videos[edit]

Year Title Director
1995 "Fireman" Mark Kohr

Compilation appearances[edit]

Non-album studio tracks released prior to the band's breakup would later appear on Etc. in 2002.

Year Title Track Label
1989 The World's in Shreds Volume Two 7-inch "Shield Your Eyes" Shredder Records
Make the Collector Nerd Sweat 10-inch "Gutless" Very Small Records
1990 Hardcore Breakout USA CD/CS/LP "Rich" New Red Archives
1991 Brouhaha 7-inch "Caroline" Piggly Wiggly
Very Small World LP "Fantastic Planet" Very Small Records
1992 17 Reasons: The Mission District 3x7-inch box set "Kiss the Bottle" Mission Merchants
Four Two Pudding CD "Fantastic Planet" Very Small Records
1993 Surprise Your Pig: A Tribute to R.E.M. CD/LP+7-inch "Pretty Persuasion" Staplegun Records
Music for the Proletariat CD "Kiss the Bottle" Allied Recordings
1994 Punk U.S.A. CD/CS/LP "Sea Foam Green" Lookout! Records
The Smitten Love Song Comp. CD/LP "Housesitter" Karate Records
1995 The Sound Guy is Deaf and Drunk: 16 Bands Recorded Live at John Henry's CS "Bivouac" (live)[I] Soda Girl Records
1996 Jabberjaw: Pure Sweet Hell CD/4x7-inch box set "Sister" Mammoth Records
2004 Rock Against Bush, Vol. 2 CD+DVD "Chesterfield King" (live)[II] Fat Wreck Chords
In Honor: A Compilation to Beat Cancer 2xCD "Kiss the Bottle" (live)[III] Vagrant Records
2005 Protect: A Benefit for the National Association to Protect Children CD "Want" (live)[II] Fat Wreck Chords
2007 For Callum 2xCD "I Love You So Much It's Killing Us Both"[IV] Catlick Records
  • I^ Recorded at John Henry's Tavern in Eugene, Oregon on June 30, 1993.
  • II^ Recorded at CBGB in New York, New York on May 23, 1993.
  • II|^ Recorded at 924 Gilman Street in Berkeley, California on July 3, 1993.
  • IV^ Mono 16-track demo version recorded July 1994.