Unfun (20th Anniversary Edition Reissue)
Released on March 30, 2010
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Blackball Records presents the 20th anniversary edition of Jawbreaker’s
beloved 1990 debut album Unfun—twelve groundbreaking
tracks (sixteen on the CD) that captured the very inception
of emo’s big band and launched a galaxy of young, earnest
bands and the scenes that love them.
Unfun has been remastered by John Golden from the original
analog tapes; the increased sampling rate boosts some of
the bottom end and mid-range. It sounds fucking awesome.
The vinyl version is available for the first time since 1992, and
the CD and download versions of the record include the threesong
Whack & Blite EP, as well as the 7-inch mix of “Busy” as
an unlisted bonus track. This reissue features restored original
artwork, and all formats include additional band photos
from the time of recording. The CD comes with a 24-page booklet
with the Whack & Blite insert reproduced in its entirety.
“Want” and “Fine Day” were in heavy rotation on college
radio back in the day, and remained set list staples throughout
Jawbreaker’s run. Unfun wound up on a lot of fanzine top
ten lists, and even the mainstream press took notice. Rolling
Stone called it “a feast of heavy melody and righteous braying
that roars along with all the spit and spirit of Hüsker Dü’s New