United Nations (United Nations album)

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United Nations
Studio album by United Nations
Released September 9, 2008
Recorded Summer 2008 at Big Blue Meenie Studios in Jersey City, NJ
Genre Screamo
Hardcore punk
Length 38:22
Label Eyeball
Producer Tim Gilles
United Nations chronology
United Nations
Never Mind the Bombings, Here's Your Six Figures
Alternative covers
Original controversial cover art, limited to 1,000 copies.
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AbsolutePunk.net 82% link
Loudhawk.com 9.2/10 link
Rock Sound 8/10[citation needed]
Sputnikmusic 4/5 stars link

United Nations is the self-titled debut from supergroup United Nations. The band features members from numerous prolific bands, including Daryl Palumbo of Glassjaw and Head Automatica, and Geoff Rickly of Thursday. Due to the contractual obligations of other members, the official lineup of the band is not known.

The album received a limited edition CD release that was only available through the Eyeball Records webstore. Only 1,000 copies were sold.[1] The album will not be released in stores because of copyright issues with the cover image, which is essentially the same image used for The Beatles' Abbey Road, but with The Beatles engulfed in flames.[2] The album was also released on vinyl. Pressing was limited to 1,000 copies on red vinyl.[3] In 2015, Rickley's label Collect Records reissued United Nations on vinyl with updated packaging that parodied The Beatles' 1968 self-titled album.[4]

The hidden track is 12:59 of silence, followed by the sound of a cash register. Also, the song "Subliminal Testing" can be played backwards to reveal other lyrics that simply tell the listener to turn the song back around.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "The Spinning Heart of the Yo-Yo Lobby" – 0:57
  2. "Resolution #9" – 2:30
  3. "No Sympathy for a Sinking Ship" – 2:06
  4. "The Shape of Punk that Never Came" – 2:36
  5. "My Cold War" – 1:49
  6. "Model UN" – 1:08
  7. "Filmed in Front of a Live Studio Audience" – 3:40
  8. "Revolutions in Graphic Design" – 2:04
  9. "I Keep Living the Same Day" – 1:00
  10. "Subliminal Testing" – 2:14
  11. "Say Goodbye to General Figment of the USS Imagination" – 5:10
  12. (untitled bonus track) – 13:00


  • Executive Producer Tim Gilles
  • Mixed by Matt Messenger
  • Mastered by Alan Douches
  • Tracked by Kevin Neaton
  • Additional Tracking by Al Eddings and Matt Messenger
  • Assisted by Juan Martinez, Giavonni Escamilla, and Matt Menafro
  • Billy Horn – tenor saxophone
  • Art by Sons of Nero