For Your Lungs Only

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For Your Lungs Only
The album cover has a white background. The left half of the cover is taken up by artist's rendering, in red and orange tones, of a male torso with lungs and other organs visible, as if through an x-ray. The upper right area of the cover displays the band's name, "The Alkaline Trio", in orange lettering with a yellow highlighing effect. The lower right portion displays the EP's title, "For Your Lungs Only", in green lettering with a similar yellow highlight.
EP by Alkaline Trio
Released May 26, 1998
Recorded Atlas Studios, Chicago
Genre Punk rock
Length 9:13
Label Asian Man
Producer Matt Shockley, Alkaline Trio
Alkaline Trio chronology
For Your Lungs Only
(1998)
Goddamnit
(1999)

For Your Lungs Only is the debut EP by the Chicago-based punk rock band Alkaline Trio, released May 26, 1998 through Asian Man Records. The song "Southern Rock" was re-recorded for their debut album Goddamnit later that year. All four tracks from the EP were reissued on the compilation album Alkaline Trio in 2000.

Reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[1]

Mike DaRonco of Allmusic commented that the EP "[brings] out more of the grimmer perspectives on lost love. Not that all three members are diagnosed manic depressives — they just have a more honest approach to relating to all those who just got dumped. For Your Lungs Only captures these moments perfectly without crossing into the territory of feeling sorry for themselves".[1] He also noted the influence of the Descendents, Jawbreaker, Crimpshrine, and They Might Be Giants on the EP.[1]

Track listing[edit]

All songs written and composed by Matt Skiba, Dan Andriano, and Glenn Porter

Side A
No. Title Length
1. "Snake Oil Tanker"   1:22
2. "Southern Rock"   3:06
Side B
No. Title Length
1. "Cooking Wine"   2:18
2. "For Your Lungs Only"   2:27
Total length:
9:13

Personnel[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c DaRonco, Mike. "For Your Lungs Only Review". Allmusic. Retrieved 2009-11-25.