Los Angeles, Jabberjaw, Unwound

Pretty trippy, I just found the following video of Unwound (the 1990s noise band) playing at LA’s post-punk mecca Jabberjaw. And, I’m pretty sure I was at this show. Must have been 1994 or 1995, and seeing this brings on a wave of nostalgia for one of my favorite city’s in the world: Los Angeles. The World Wide Nostalgia Machine sends me right back to my undergraduate years at UCLA. Amazing times—filled with both a deep despair and a boundless sense of possibility that time continually reels in. Well, who am I to fight nostalgia? I think it might be high time to start digging up Jim Groom’s spotted past, and this particular chapter is what I will be referring to as “the potent years” 🙂

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6 Responses to Los Angeles, Jabberjaw, Unwound

  1. Jim Doran says:


    Did you ever see Slug when you were out there?

    I was a huge Amphetamine Reptile fan back in day. Can’t believe I spelled it correctly on the first try.

  2. Reverend says:


    I was a huge fan of Slug, and I actually saw them with unwound at JabberJaw on another occasion. In fact, I made a video using a tune from Slug’s The Out Sound (my favorite album) here:


    Just some more bava art 🙂

  3. Jim Doran says:

    That’s awesome! And my envy at you having seen them live knows no bounds.

  4. wesley pacleb says:

    what is the last song called in this video?

  5. Reverend says:


    It is called “Nervous Energy” off the great Fake Train album:


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