'97 (song)

Alkaline Trio
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Compilation album by
ReleasedApril 18, 2000
Recorded1996, March 1998, March 1999, and July 1999 at Atlas Studios, Chicago
Early 1999 in Homewood, Illinois
LabelAsian Man
ProducerMatt Allison, Alkaline Trio
Alkaline Trio chronology
Maybe I'll Catch Fire
Alkaline Trio
From Here to Infirmary

Alkaline Trio is a compilation album by American rock band of the same name, released April 18, 2000 through Asian Man Records. It includes all of the tracks from their EPs For Your Lungs Only (1998) and I Lied My Face Off (1999), as well as both tracks from the "Sundials" single (1997) and several tracks from other compilations.


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By August 2008, the album sold 85,000 copies.[3] Ari Wiznitzer of Allmusic praised the compilation, comparing the songs' lyrics to those of Blake Schwarzenbach and saying that "What separates this record from most compilations of its kind is both consistency and excellent sequencing. This is the band's best batch of songs since Goddamnit, and although taken from disparate sources, the record has the feel of a long-player."[1]

Track listing[]

All tracks are written by Matt Skiba, Dan Andriano, and Glenn Porter, except where noted.

1."Goodbye Forever" (from I Lied My Face Off, 1999) 2:50
2."This Is Getting Over You" (from I Lied My Face Off, 1999) 4:46
3."Bleeder" (from I Lied My Face Off, 1999) 4:30
4."I Lied My Face Off" (from I Lied My Face Off, 1999) 4:09
5."My Friend Peter" (from Magnetic Curses, 2000) 2:14
6."Snake Oil Tanker" (from For Your Lungs Only, 1998) 1:22
7."Southern Rock" (from For Your Lungs Only, 1998) 3:04
8."Cooking Wine" (from For Your Lungs Only, 1998) 2:19
9."For Your Lungs Only" (from For Your Lungs Only, 1998) 2:26
10."Exploding Boy" (from Pocket Bomb, 1999, originally performed by The Cure)Robert Smith2:57
11."Sundials" (from "Sundials", 1997)Skiba, Rob Doran, Porter3:43
12."Nose Over Tail" (from "Sundials", 1997)Skiba, Doran, Porter2:35
13."'97" (from Marc's a Dick and Gar's a Drunk: The Johann's Face Story, 1997)Skiba, Doran, Porter4:32
Total length:41:27



  1. ^ a b Wiznitzer, Ari. "Alkaline Trio Review". Allmusic. Retrieved 2009-11-26.
  2. ^ Hiller, Joachim (June–August 2000). "Reviews: Alkaline Trio / s/t". Ox-Fanzine (in German). Retrieved May 26, 2019.
  3. ^ Caulfield, Keith (August 1, 2008). "Ask Billboard: Robin Sparkles, Garbage, Alkaline Trio, Bayside". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Archived from the original on May 16, 2016. Retrieved January 30, 2018.

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