The Disco Before the Breakdown

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"The Disco Before the Breakdown"
Cover of "The Disco Before the Breakdown"
Single by Against Me!
A-side "The Disco Before the Breakdown"
B-side Tonight We're Gonna Give It 35%"
"Beginning in an Ending
Released November 2002
Format 7", CD
Recorded July 28th and 31st, 2002 at The Rec Room in Gainesville, Florida
Genre Punk rock
Length 8:57
Label No Idea (137)
Songwriter(s) Laura Jane Grace
Producer(s) Derron Nuhfter and Against Me!
Against Me! singles chronology
"The Disco Before the Breakdown"
(2002)
"Cavalier Eternal"
(2004)
"The Disco Before the Breakdown"
(2002)
"Cavalier Eternal"
(2004)

"The Disco Before the Breakdown" is the first single by the Gainesville, Florida-based punk rock band Against Me!, released in November 2002 by No Idea Records. It was the band's first release with bassist Andrew Seward, replacing original bassist Dustin Fridkin who had left the group several months prior. The lineup of Seward, Laura Jane Grace, James Bowman, and Warren Oakes would remain in place until 2009. The single was released as both a vinyl 7" and a compact disc. It is typically listed as an EP, though its format is typical of a single.

Critical reception[edit]

Reviewing "The Disco Before the Breakdown", Corey Apar of Allmusic gave it two out of five stars, calling it "A tolerable set of songs with personal lyrics, but with the exception of the relatively upbeat and horn-friendly title track, this EP is missing some of the group's standard energetic and reckless vigor; instead, listeners are left with a slight feeling of boredom."[1]

Track listing[edit]

7" version[edit]

All tracks written by Laura Jane Grace except where noted.

Side A
No. Title Length
1. "The Disco Before the Breakdown" 3:06
Side B
No. Title Length
1. "Tonight We're Gonna Give It 35%" 3:25
2. "Beginning in an Ending" 2:47
Total length: 8:57

CD version[edit]

No. Title Length
1. "The Disco Before the Breakdown" 3:06
2. "Tonight We're Gonna Give It 35%" 3:25
3. "Beginning in an Ending" 2:47
Total length: 8:57

Personnel[edit]

Against Me![edit]

Additional personnel[edit]

  • Brian Pettit – backing vocals and horns on "The Disco Before the Breakdown"
  • Patrick and Ryan Quinney, Samantha Jones, Todd Weissfeld, and Var Thelin – backing vocals on "The Disco Before the Breakdown"
  • Jessica Mills – horns on "The Disco Before the Breakdown"
  • Derron Nuhfter – producer, horns on "The Disco Before the Breakdown"

See also[edit]

External links[edit]

[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Apar, Corey. "Review: 'The Disco Before the Breakdown'". Allmusic. Retrieved 2009-09-08. 
  2. ^ "Against Me! - The Disco Before The Breakdown". Discogs. Retrieved 2016-03-13.