Savory (song)

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"Savory"
Single by Jawbox
from the album For Your Own Special Sweetheart
Released February 1994 (USA)
Format CD-single
Recorded August–September 1993
Genre Punk rock, post-hardcore
Length 4:39
Label Atlantic
Writer(s) J. Robbins
Bill Barbot
Kim Coletta
Zach Barocas
Producer(s) Ted Niceley, Jawbox
Jawbox singles chronology
"Jackpot Plus!"
1993
"Savory"
1994
"Cooling Card"
1994

"Savory" was the first single released by Jawbox from their 1994 major label debut, For Your Own Special Sweetheart, released as Savory + 3. The song is a description of the female body, according to Allmusic, but in a very cryptic form. The three other songs from the single were later included as bonus tracks for the 2009 reissue of For Your Own Special Sweetheart.

Music video[edit]

The music video was released in early 1994 and gained some MTV airplay, particularly on programs like 120 Minutes, but the song never charted. The video depicts Jawbox performing at a little girl's birthday party, where the birthday girl receives an assortment of unusual gifts, including weapons and dentures. The video shows the band dressed in formal suits, a change from their old video for "Cutoff". It was reviewed on Beavis and Butt-head in a positive form, but the duo talked about how the video reminded them of Stewart's birthday party.

Cover version[edit]

The song was covered as a collaborative effort between members of the band Far and Chino Moreno of Deftones. The song was released in 1997 on Far's EP Soon. It was re-released on the Deftones' 2005 release B-Sides & Rarities.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Savory"
  2. "Lil Shaver"
  3. "68"
  4. "Sound on Sound" (Big Boys cover)