Jawbox reunites on "Jimmy Fallon"

For the early-to-bed crowd who missed it, Washington post-punk heroes Jawbox reunited on "Late Night With Jimmy Fallon" last night, delivering a jerking, jangling version of their 1994 single "Savory." Celebrating the reissue of its masterstroke album "For Your Own Special Sweetheart," the band also played an extended soundcheck for elated fans. (According to sources who attended the "Late Night" taping, this is a liberty Fallon has only granted to one other group: The Jonas Brothers.)

Former Dismemberment Plan frontman, current Brooklynite and permanent Jawbox comrade Travis Morrison was also in the house for the taping and e-mailed us this morning with his take: "They played great and really seemed to enjoy playing together, it made me very happy to see them all in the same place socially as well as on a stage rocking, and I hope they do it again."

Amen to that. What we wouldn't give to hear Jawbox guitarist Bill Barbot unleash that mangled guitar solo from "Savory" live and in person.

(Jawbox soundchecking with "FF=66" and "68", after the jump.)

By Chris Richards |  December 9, 2009; 11:44 AM ET Live Last Night, On TV , Local News
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