When it comes to music I have phases of bands I listen to. Last year from February up until maybe late November all I ever listened to was Milemarker (check them out!) and I just finally listened to them last week, for the first time since November ’05. I’ve done the same with Explosions in the Sky, Lifetime, Refused, Gorilla Biscuits, and a few others.
But there’s honestly one band that I have not stopped listening to when I first heard of them. I remember that it was 1998 when I heard the song “For Your Lungs Only” by Alkaline Trio. And since then I never stopped listening to them. I can’t say that I know all of their songs, but I know all of the ones from Goddamnit, Maybe I’ll Catch Fire, Alkaline Trio, and From Here to Infirmary. For some reason I never really got into Good Mourning and Crimson, though there are some songs of theirs from those two albums that I know.
I’ve seen this band way too many times for my own good, and I’ve screamed at the top of my lungs to most of their songs. Listening to some of the songs reminds me of certain events over the years, and the more “deep” songs are attached to people. For instance whenever I hear Radio I think of one of my first serious boyfriends, Nick. That’s one of his favorite songs and he’d play it all the time and sing to it. Stupid Kid and This Is Getting Over You are thee songs I played over and over again when Chris cheated on me and broke up with me.
It’s just weird how I can go through phases with bands, but Alkaline Trio is the one and only band that I’ve never left behind. The past couple of months I’ve listened to more Alkaline Trio than anything else in the past year. I’m also starting to get that way with Rise Against. I’ve been playing their album Siren Song of the Counter Culture when I haven’t been listening to Alk3.
- Favorite Alkaline Trio songs:
- Goodbye Forever
- Take Lots with Alcohol
- This Is Getting Over You
- Favorite Rise Against songs:
- Blood To Bleed
- Paper Wings
- Life Less Frightening
- Remains of Summer Memories
- Worth Dying For
Oh, and in case you didn’t notice, I put up a new uber-simple theme here at atourworst.org. I think it’s pretty shibby. o.O