Descendents discography

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Descendents discography

Descendents (left to right): Milo Aukerman, Karl Alvarez, Stephen Egerton, and Bill Stevenson.
Releases
Studio albums 6
Live albums 3
Compilation albums 3
EPs 3
Singles 3
Music videos 4
Other appearances 3

The discography of the Descendents, a punk rock band formed in Manhattan Beach, California in 1979, consists of six studio albums, three live albums, three compilation album, three EPs, three singles, and four music videos.

The Descendents' initial lineup of Frank Navetta (guitar), Tony Lombardo (bass guitar), and Bill Stevenson (drums) released the band's first single, "Ride the Wild" / "It's a Hectic World" in 1979.[1] Adding singer Milo Aukerman, they next released the Fat EP in 1981 and their debut album Milo Goes to College in 1982 through New Alliance Records.[1] The band took a hiatus during Aukerman's collegiate studies, reconvening in 1985 for I Don't Want to Grow Up with guitarist Ray Cooper replacing Navetta.[1] That same year New Alliance issued the compilation Bonus Fat, combining the Fat EP with the band's first single. By 1986's Enjoy! Doug Carrion had replaced Lombardo on bass guitar, but both he and Cooper soon left the band and were replaced by Karl Alvarez and Stephen Egerton, respectively.

In 1987 New Alliance was absorbed by SST Records, who reissued the Descendents' previous material and released their fourth album All. Aukerman then departed the Descendents to pursue a career in biochemistry. Stevenson, Egerton, and Alvarez changed the name of the band to All, releasing eight albums between 1988 and 1995 with singers Dave Smalley, Scott Reynolds, and Chad Price. Following the Descendents' breakup, SST released the live albums Liveage! (1987) and Hallraker: Live! (1989) and the compilation albums Two Things at Once (1988) and Somery (1991).[1]

Aukerman continued to contribute occasional songwriting and backing vocals to All following his departure from the Descendents, and in 1995 decided to return to music. The band members decided to operate simultaneously as two bands, performing with Aukerman as the Descendents and with Price as All. Both bands signed to Epitaph Records, with the Descendents releasing Everything Sucks in 1996.[1] It became their first album to chart, reaching #132 on the Billboard 200,[2][3] and was supported by singles and music videos for "I'm the One" and "When I Get Old". The Descendents took another hiatus while Aukerman returned to his biochemistry career, and All released two more studio albums in 1998 and 1999.[1] In 2001 Epitaph released Live Plus One, a double live album with one disc by All and the other by the Descendents, which reached #45 on Billboard's Top Independent Albums chart.[4] The Descendents reconvened for 2004's Cool to Be You, released by Fat Wreck Chords, which reached #143 on the Billboard 200 and #6 amongst independent albums.[1][2][3][5]

Studio albums[edit]

Year Album details Peak chart positions
US
Billboard 200
[2][3]
Independent
[2][5]
Heatseekers
[2][6]
1982 Milo Goes to College[7][8]
1985 I Don't Want to Grow Up[7][9]
  • Released: 1985
  • Label: New Alliance
  • Formats: LP, CS, CD
1986 Enjoy![7][10]
  • Released: 1986
  • Label: New Alliance
  • Formats: LP, CS, CD
1987 All[7][11]
  • Released: 1987
  • Label: SST
  • Formats: LP, CS, CD
1996 Everything Sucks[7][12][13]
  • Released: September 24, 1996
  • Label: Epitaph (#86481)
  • Formats: CD, LP
132 4
2004 Cool to Be You[7][14][15] 143 6 4
"—" denotes releases that did not chart.

Live albums[edit]

Year Album details Peak chart positions
US
Independent
[4]
1987 Liveage![7][16]
  • Released: 1987
  • Label: SST
  • Format: LP, CS, CD
1989 Hallraker: Live![7][17]
  • Released: 1989
  • Label: SST
  • Format: LP, CS, CD
2001 Live Plus One[18]
  • Released: August 21, 2001
  • Label: Epitaph
  • Format: CD
45
"—" denotes releases that did not chart.

Compilation albums[edit]

Year Album details
1985 Bonus Fat[7][19]
1988 Two Things at Once[20]
  • Released: 1988
  • Label: SST
  • Format: CS, CD
1991 Somery[7][21]
  • Released: July 16, 1991
  • Label: SST
  • Format: CD, LP, CS

Extended plays[edit]

Year Release details Peak chart positions
US
Independent
[2][5]
Heatseekers
[2][6]
1981 Fat EP[22][23]
1997 Sessions[22]
2004 'Merican[22][24][25] 29 38
"—" denotes releases that did not chart.

Singles[edit]

Year Single Album
1979 "Ride the Wild" / "It's a Hectic World"[22]
1997 "I'm the One"[22][26][27] Everything Sucks
"When I Get Old"[22][28][29]
"—" denotes singles that are not from albums.

Music videos[edit]

Year Song Director Album
1986 Kids Enjoy!
1997 "I'm the One"[30] Dave Robinson Everything Sucks
"When I Get Old"[31]
"Lucky" Darren Doane Godmoney Motion Picture Soundtrack

Other appearances[edit]

The following Descendents songs were released on compilation albums, soundtracks, and other releases. This is not an exhaustive list; songs that were first released on the band's albums, EPs, or singles are not included.

Year Release details Track(s)
1981 Chunks[32]
  • "Global Probing"
1998 The Blasting Room[32][33]
  • Released: 1998
  • Label: Owned & Operated (O&O 008)
  • Format: CD
  • "Like the Way I Know"
2004 Rock Against Bush, Vol. 1[32][34][35]
  • "Sad State of Affairs"

References[edit]

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  9. ^ Raggett, Ned. "I Don't Want to Grow Up". Allmusic. Retrieved 2010-01-31. 
  10. ^ Salmon, Jeremy. "Enjoy!". Allmusic. Retrieved 2010-01-31. 
  11. ^ DaRonco, Mike. "All". Allmusic. Retrieved 2010-01-31. 
  12. ^ Raggett, Ned. "Everything Sucks". Allmusic. Retrieved 2010-01-31. 
  13. ^ "Everything Sucks". Epitaph Records. Retrieved 2010-01-31. 
  14. ^ Campbell, Al. "Cool to Be You". Allmusic. Retrieved 2010-01-31. 
  15. ^ "Cool to Be You". Fat Wreck Chords. Retrieved 2010-01-31. 
  16. ^ DaRonco, Mike. "Liveage!". Allmusic. Retrieved 2010-01-31. 
  17. ^ Salmon, Jeremy. "Hallraker: Live!". Allmusic. Retrieved 2010-01-31. 
  18. ^ Salmon, Jeremy. "Live Plus One". Allmusic. Retrieved 2010-01-31. 
  19. ^ Raggett, Ned. "Bonus Fat". Allmusic. Retrieved 2010-01-31. 
  20. ^ DaRonco, Mike. "Two Things at Once". Allmusic. Retrieved 2010-01-31. 
  21. ^ Erlewine, Stephen Thomas. "Somery". Allmusic. Retrieved 2010-01-31. 
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  25. ^ "'Merican". Fat Wreck Chords. Retrieved 2010-01-31. 
  26. ^ "I'm the One". Allmusic. Retrieved 2010-01-31. 
  27. ^ "I'm the One". Epitaph Records. Retrieved 2010-01-31. 
  28. ^ "When I Get Old". Allmusic. Retrieved 2010-01-31. 
  29. ^ "When I Get Old". Epitaph Records. Retrieved 2010-01-31. 
  30. ^ "I'm the One". mtv.com. MTV. Retrieved 2010-01-31. 
  31. ^ "When I Get Old". Epitaph Records. Retrieved 2010-01-31. 
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  33. ^ "The Blasting Room". Allmusic. Retrieved 2010-01-31. 
  34. ^ "Rock Against Bush Vol. 1". Fat Wreck Chords. Retrieved 2010-01-31. 
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