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By: Marlon Rubio over 2 years ago permalink

Any chance the CD will come back in stock? Would love to pick up a copy.

By: Aaron Leitko over 5 years ago permalink


The "Novelty" reissue was remastered for vinyl. The CD and digital files were already remastered a few years ago at Silver Sonya, so those have been left as they are.

By: Daniel Sardella over 5 years ago permalink

I'm curious...I just bought the LPs for this album and 'Novelty'. The description for 'Grippe' says it's "re-cut" but doesn't mention being "remastered", as 'Novelty' does.

I am looking at the MP3s that came with my LP purchase for 'Grippe'. They do appear to be more conservative in the mastering (around -3dB as opposed to 'Novelty's tracks, which go right up to 0 dB).

So the 'Grippe' MP3s are not remastered? Is that correct?

By: Jason R Nelson over 6 years ago permalink

Great Songs. I always thought this album was under appreciated. Nice to have it on vinyl again.

By: wkujater over 6 years ago permalink

There's so much energy and hints of greatness to come on the next album Novelty - this is a great album to add to my Jawbox collection - and in Purple vinyl no less!

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Dischord 052 Jawbox Grippe

Jawbox's first full-length LP, released in 1991

The 12" LP was re-cut in August 2013 at Chicago Mastering Service, and features a free MP3 download, which includes the 11 original album tracks plus five extra songs — the four tracks from Jawbox's 7" debut EP and the song "Footbinder," which first appeared on the Simple Machines compilation EP, Screw.

October 1990
Produced by
J. Robbins and Eli Janney
J. Robbins
vocals & guitar
Kim Coletta
Adam wade

1. Freezerburn + queue
2. Impossible Figure + queue
3. Tools and Chrome + queue
4. Paint Out the Light + queue
5. Consolation Prize + queue
6. Grip + queue
7. Ballast + queue
8. Something Must Break + queue
9. Green-Line Delayed + queue
10. Bullet Park + queue
11. Manatee Bound + queue
12. Footbinder + queue
13. Tools & Chrome (version) + queue
14. Secret History + queue
15. Ballast (version) + queue
16. Twister + queue
Recorded At
Inner Ear Studios by