24 Hour Revenge Therapy is the third studio album by punk rockers Jawbreaker, released in 1994.
While grunge was dominating the charts in 1994 with Nirvana, Pearl Jam and the like the new scene of choice for America's youth, Jawbreaker brought out
24 Hour Revenge Therapy, an album that combines excellent lyrics, raw emotion and most importantly some brilliant songs.
Some of these brilliant songs are "Boxcar". It is quite short at 1 minute 54 seconds but is still excellent. In fact Sum 41 stole Jawbreaker's catchy riff for their hit single "Motivation". You feel the despair in the voice of singer Blake Schwarzenbach as he seems about his "Friend called Boxcar". His vocal tone may be an acquired taste, as it is quite raw and he sounds like he's on his last legs at times, in songs such as "Ashtray Monument".
Another highlight is "Out Patient". A dreary guitar riff gives the song a misery filled feel, but it is also quite catchy.
Not all the songs on the album are as good though- Condition Oakland is poor in comparison to the rest of the album while Ache feels quite inspired and is a unremarkable listen.
If you enjoy punk rock, and like your lyrics laced with misery, than this album is for you. Be aware though the production is very rough, and for people not into this sort of music it could be a painful listen. Blake Schwarzenbach's voice is quite raw as well, you may not like this. Also another problem with this album is that it is quite hard to find, their were no copies on Amazon at the time of writing. But if you can find it by all means go for it, as it is an enchanting listen.
Disc #1 Tracklisting
1 Boat Dreams from the Hill
5 Ashtray Monument
6 Condition Oakland
8 Do You Still Hate Me?
9 West Bay Invitational
10 Jinx Removing
11 In Sadding Around