Personal Best (Team Dresch album)
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|Studio album by Team Dresch|
|Genre||Punk rock, queercore, hardcore punk|
|Label||Chainsaw, Candy Ass|
|Team Dresch chronology|
Personal Best is the debut studio album by the United States punk band Team Dresch. The album was released in January 1995 on both singer/guitarist Jody Bleyle's label Candy Ass Records and bassist Donna Dresch's label Chainsaw Records.
Allmusic declared the album is a "call to arms" that "explodes on contact", saying: "Of all the punk records to come out of the 1990s, Personal Best comes closest to actually recapturing the sheer passion and rage which originally spawned the movement two decades earlier..." and praised the band's all-encompassing fusion of the dual emotional and polemical issues felt within the LGBT community, as well as how the band "never put their politics ahead of their songs — each of these ten tracks is airtight, with melodies as blistering as the lyrics".
- Fagetarian and Dyke – 2:45
- Hate the Christian Right! – 2:35
- She's Crushing My Mind – 1:42
- Freewheel – 1:39
- She's Amazing – 3:03
- Fake Fight – 3:07
- #1 Chance Pirate TV – 3:04
- D.A. Don't Care – 2:21
- Growing up in Springfield – 2:19
- Screwing Yer Courage – 1:39
- Donna Dresch: guitar, bass
- Jody Bleyle: guitar, vocals
- Kaia Wilson: guitar, vocals
- Marci Martinez: drums
The album's title and cover art are a reference to the 1982 film Personal Best, a film about female track and field athletes which included LGBT themes. The cover art was photographed by Neilson Abeel, Jr.