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From Here to Infirmary
Alkaline Trio - From Here to Infirmary cover.jpg
Studio album by
ReleasedApril 3, 2001
Recorded2000
StudioPachyderm, Cannon Falls, Minnesota
Genre
Length38:13
LabelVagrant
ProducerMatt Allison, Alkaline Trio
Alkaline Trio chronology
Alkaline Trio
(2000)
From Here to Infirmary
(2001)
Alkaline Trio / Hot Water Music
(2002)
Singles from From Here to Infirmary
  1. "Private Eye"
    Released: November 15, 2001
  2. "Stupid Kid"
    Released: March 25, 2002

From Here to Infirmary is the third album by American rock band Alkaline Trio. It was their first album for Vagrant and their only album with Mike Felumlee, who replaced their previous drummer, Glenn Porter. When Felumlee left the band shortly after the album's release, Atom Willard filled in with the band on tour and appeared in the music video for "Private Eye", before the band found a permanent replacement in Derek Grant.

Background and production

Alkaline Trio released their second studio album Maybe I'll Catch Fire in March 2000, through record label Asian Man Records.[1] Few months prior to its release, drummer Glenn Porter left the band, and was replaced by former Smoking Popes member Mike Felumlee.[2][3] Two months after the album's release, MTV reported that the band had signed to Vagrant Records.[4] Vocalist/guitarist Matt Skiba explained that while on Asian Man, they received plenty of complaints that their fans were unable to buy their music in stores. Vagrant were fans of the band, and helped them tour with Face to Face. That label's distribution and press departments offered more than Asian Man founder Mike Park was able to provide.[5] Park went as far to tell the band to find a bigger label as the sales and promotion was becoming a strain for him.[6]

In the following months, Alkaline Trio promoted Maybe I'll Catch Fire with an appearance on the Plea for Peace Tour, and a tour with Hot Water Music.[7] At the end of 2000, the band went to Pachyderm Studio in Cannon Falls, Minnesota to record their next album.[7][8] Matt Allison and the band acted as producers, assistance from Neil Weir.[8] Allison and the band recorded 15 tracks in total, with the aim of using 12 for the final track listing.[7] The recordings were mixed by Jerry Finn, with assistance from Laurent Bichara, at Engine Studios in Chicago, Illinois.[8] The band picked Finn for his previous work on a Smoking Popes album a few years prior.[6] Bassist/vocalist Dan Andriano later remarked that he "really [didn't] care for the production ... [or] like the way my voice sounds", and noted the lack of vocal harmonies.[9]

Composition and lyrics

Musically, the sound of From Here to Infirmary has been described as pop punk and emo[10] with more of a focus on melody.[11] Skiba explained that the band were moving in "a more pop direction", which he said they had always wanted to do, and "now have just perfected it."[12] Andriano considered it a turning point for the band musically: "From Here to Infirmary definitely started to shape things up with more of a straight up rock kind of sound. I think the previous two albums are really great, but are a bit meandering. I think [From Here to Infirmary] is when Matt [Skiba] and I both realized that we wanted to tighten the screws a bit, simplify things a little and focus more on punching you in the nuts with our rock".[13] Andriano wrote "Take Lots with Alcohol", "Another Innocent Girl", "I'm Dying Tomorrow", and "Crawl", while the rest of the songs were written by Skiba.[7]

The opening track "Private Eye" details loneliness and alcohol abuse, channeling the guitarwork of Green Day and Blink-182.[14][15] "Mr. Chainsaw" was reminiscent of "Clavicle", a track from the band's debut studio album, Goddamnit (1998).[16] "Stupid Kid" is a pop punk song that utilizes a staccato guitar riff.[14] It recalled the early works of Green Day, while following track "Another Innocent Girl" evokes Maybe I'll Catch Fire song "You've Got So Far to Go".[16][17] "You're Dead" is a slower song that came across like "San Francisco", another track from Goddamnit.[16] The guitarwork in "You're Dead" was compared to that heard in "Fire Maple Song" (1993) by Everclear.[18] "Armageddon" is an uptempo punk rock track.[16] Andriano's vocals in the closing song "Crawl" earned it a comparison to the Smoking Popes.[16]

Release and promotion

Two of the album's outtakes, "Hell Yes" and "My Standard Break from Life", were released on 7" vinyl through Lookout! Records on March 13, 2001.[19] From Here to Infirmary was released on April 3, 2001, by Vagrant Records. With the cover artwork, Skiba said the band attempt to give the album a "metal" look. They initially had different ideas for the cover, however, the band was on tour at the time, and had to relay their ideas to Vagrant. When they returned from tour, the cover wasn't what they wanted; the artwork was a week past the deadline. Skiba, still with no idea for the final cover, told the label to use photos of the band: "When I saw it I said, 'make the eyes go away,' and I was like 'There’s the cover.'"[12] The UK version of the album, which included "My Standard Break from Life" and "Hell Yes" as bonus tracks, was co-released by B-Unique and Vagrant.[8]

On July 2, 2001, Felumlee took to the band's webboard to announce his departure, stating that Skiba "doesn't want to tour with me anymore."[20] The following day, the band's manager posted on the webboard, explaining that Skiba had planned to replace Felumlee after their previous ended. Skiba and Felumlee weren't getting along; Skiba wished to tour all-year around, however, Felumlee didn't want to as he was looking after his family. Face to Face member Pete Parada, along with Atom Willard of Rocket from the Crypt, subsequently filled Felumlee's position.[21] Alkaline Trio knew Parade from previously playing shows with Face to Face; Skiba grew up admiring Rocket from the Crypt, and was influenced by Willard.[12] Felumee formed Duvall with members of the Smoking Popes shortly afterwards.[22] On July 8, 2001, the music video for "Stupid Kid" was posted on the band's website.[23] The video was directed by Maureen Egan, the sister of Vagrant owner Rich Egan.[24]

Following this, Derek Grant, formerly of the Suicide Machines, joined as Felumlee's full-time replacement.[25] Andriano met Grant when his former band Slapstick went on tour with Suicide Machines. Grant, who had temporarily filled Josh Freese's position in the Vandals, had heard that Alkaline Trio was looking for a permanent member.[26] On November 15, 2001, "Private Eye" was released as a single.[27] Two versions were released on CD: one with the full version and an edit of "Private Eye", as well as the "Stupid Kid" music video, while the other featured the edit of "Private Eye", and live versions of "Mr. Chainsaw" and "Cringe".[28][29] On March 25, 2002, "Stupid Kid" was released as a single.[30] Two versions were released on CD: one with a cover of the Berlin song "Metro" (1981), as well as the "Private Eye" music video, while the other featured live versions of "She Took Him to the Lake" and "You've Go So Far to Go".[31][32]

Touring

Alkaline Trio played a series of shows throughout April 2001, leading to a support slot for Blink-182 the following month.[19][33] They went on a cross-country tour from late May through to the end of June.[34] The band toured the midwest until late July, where they appeared on six dates of the Vagrant America tour and at Krazyfest.[33][34][35] Around this time, the band had no copies of their album to sell due to a lawsuit Vagrant was having with their distributor.[26] The band performed on the Plea for Peace/Take Action Tour alongside Thrice, Hot Water Music, and Cave In in August and early September.[36] Skiba embarked on an acoustic tour for the remainder of September.[33] Alkaline Trio was due to support Blink-182 on their European stadium tour; the trek was ultimately canceled, and the band spent time at home.[26]

Preceded by a handful of mainland European dates in November 2001, the band then embarked on their first ever tour of the UK, which ran into December.[33][37] The UK shows were supported by Crackout.[38] After returning to the US, they played a few holiday shows with the Get Up Kids until Christmas.[33][39] In January 2002, the band embarked on a second UK tour, before playing a few west coast US shows in the following month supporting the Bouncing Souls.[33][40][41] They toured the UK a third time in March 2002, with support from Face to Face and Saves the Day.[42] Around their appearance at Skate & Surf Festival, Alkaline Trio played several shows in April.[33][43] Between June and August, the band went on the 2002 Warped Tour.[44] Following this, the band performed at Reading Festival in the UK.[45] They concluded the year with two shows in their hometown of Chicago, Illinois.[33]

Reception

Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
AbsolutePunkFavorable[46]
AllMusic2.5/5 stars[11]
Exclaim!Favorable[47]
The Morning CallFavorable[48]
NME4/5 stars[17]
Ox-FanzineFavorable[49]
Pitchfork6.5/10[18]
Punknews.org3/5 stars[16]
Rolling Stone3.5/5 stars[50]
Tiny Mix Tapes2.5/5 stars[10]

Critical reaction to the album was mixed. Ari Wiznitzer of AllMusic called it a slump for the band and "a definite low point in Alkaline Trio's catalog", criticizing its "lighter, more mainstream sound" which "really doesn't complement Matt Skiba and Dan Andriano's foul-mouthed poetry as well as their earlier abrasive sound. Adding to the disappointment is that this is the first Alkaline Trio release to have any filler, as many of the songs seem painfully tossed off (and probably were, as the band has been so prolific)."[11] Matt Hendrickson of Rolling Stone was more praising of the album's qualities, remarking that the band "deliver[s] catchy punk pop with sharp elbows and a wry sense of humor" and that "What saves them from the gutter are some effortless hooks and Skiba's hysterical lyrics".[50]

John Dark of Pitchfork remarked, "There's quite a bit that Alkaline Trio's music is not. It's not challenging, ambitious, or visionary. It's not clever or self-aware. It's not even terribly skillful. But what it is, is tasty. Pure musical junk food: fast, greasy, and crafted for a general palate."[18] He criticized some of the music as "a tad too derivative for your average rock snob", but praised the band's lyricism and ability to turn a phrase, though noting that they would occasionally "jar you back to reality with bonehead moves like spelling out the very, very thinly-disguised metaphor in one song [("Mr. Chainsaw")] for the listener".[18] Ultimately, though, he concluded, "for all its flaws, From Here to Infirmary remains nothing more than simply what it is: tuneful, consumable, and guiltily satisfying."[18]

From Here to Infirmary was also their first album to chart, reaching number 199 on the Billboard 200 and number 9 on Independent Albums.[51][52] Its two singles, "Stupid Kid" and "Private Eye", both charted on the UK Singles Chart, reaching number 53 and number 51, respectively.[53] As of 2008, From Here to Infirmary has sold 175,000 copies in the United States, according to Nielsen SoundScan.[54] NME listed the album as one of "20 Pop Punk Albums Which Will Make You Nostalgic".[55]

Track listing

No.TitleLength
1."Private Eye"3:30
2."Mr. Chainsaw"3:05
3."Take Lots with Alcohol"3:13
4."Stupid Kid"2:23
5."Another Innocent Girl"3:37
6."Steamer Trunk"2:49
7."You're Dead"3:50
8."Armageddon"2:49
9."I'm Dying Tomorrow"2:20
10."Bloodied Up"2:51
11."Trucks and Trains"3:16
12."Crawl"4:25
Total length:38:13

Personnel

Personnel per booklet.[8]

Alkaline Trio

Production

  • Matt Allison – producer
  • Alkaline Trio – producer, inside design
  • Neil Weir – assistant producer
  • Jerry Finn – mixing
  • Laurent Bichara – assistant mixing
  • Joby J. Ford – front cover, back design
  • Matt Skiba – front cover, back design
  • Heather Hannoura – inside design
  • MaximumMac Studios – graphic production
  • Jim Newberry – band photograph

Chart positions

Album

Chart (2001)Peak
position
U.S. Billboard 200199
Top Heatseekers14
Top Independent Albums9

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Veröffentlichungen von Alkaline Trio die im OTRS erhältlich sind/waren:

From Here To Infirmary

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Alkaline Trio
Skiba (links), Andriano (rechts), Grant (am Schlagzeug) 2008
Skiba (links), Andriano (rechts), Grant (am Schlagzeug) 2008
Allgemeine Informationen
HerkunftChicago, Vereinigte Staaten
Genre(s)Punkrock, Alternative Rock
Gründung1996
Websitewww.alkalinetrio.com
Gründungsmitglieder
Matt Skiba
E-Bass, Gesang
Rob Doran (bis 1997)
Glenn Porter (bis 2000)
Aktuelle Besetzung
Gesang, E-Gitarre
Matt Skiba
E-Bass, Gesang
Daniel Andriano (seit 1997)
Derek Grant (seit 2003)
Ehemalige Mitglieder
Schlagzeug
Mike Felumlee (2000–2003)
Chartplatzierungen
Erklärung der Daten
Alben[1][2]
From Here to Infirmary
 US19921.04.2001(1 Wo.)
 UK9513.04.2002(1 Wo.)
Good Mourning
 US2031.05.2003(12 Wo.)
 UK3224.05.2003(2 Wo.)
Crimson
 US2511.06.2005(7 Wo.)
 UK34 
Silber
Silber
04.06.2005(2 Wo.)
Remains
 US6417.02.2007(2 Wo.)
 UK6810.02.2007(1 Wo.)
Agony & Irony
 US1319.07.2008(5 Wo.)
 UK5219.07.2008(1 Wo.)
This Addiction
 US1113.03.2010(3 Wo.)
 UK5106.03.2010(1 Wo.)
Damnesia
 US4330.07.2011(1 Wo.)
My Shame Is True
 US2420.04.2013(2 Wo.)
 UK5113.04.2013(1 Wo.)
Is This Thing Cursed?
 US6815.09.2018(2 Wo.)
 UK5007.09.2018(1 Wo.)
Singles[1]
Stupid Kid
 UK5325.08.2001(3 Wo.)
Private Eye
 UK5102.02.2002(2 Wo.)
We've Had Enough
 UK5026.07.2003(1 Wo.)
All on Black
 UK6018.10.2003(1 Wo.)
Time to Waste
 UK3209.07.2005(3 Wo.)
Mercy Me
 UK3003.12.2005(2 Wo.)
Burn
 UK3404.03.2006(2 Wo.)

Alkaline Trio ist eine 1996 gegründete US-amerikanische Punkband aus Chicago, Illinois.

Bandgeschichte

Die Band wurde im Dezember 1996 gegründet und besteht heute aus Matt Skiba (Gitarre und Gesang), Daniel Andriano (Bass und Gesang) und Derek Grant (Schlagzeug und Gesang). Ihr erstes Album Goddamnit wurde 1998 mit der Plattenfirma Asian Man Records aufgenommen. Dort erschien auch der Nachfolger sowie drei EPs. Im Jahr 2000 brachte die Band außerdem eine Sammlung ihrer EPs in Form des Albums The Alkaline Trio heraus. 2001 wechselte Alkaline Trio zu Vagrant Records. Dort wurden in Zusammenarbeit mit dem Produzenten Jerry Finn die Alben From Here to Infirmary, Good Mourning und Crimson eingespielt.

2006 verließ die Band Vagrant, das sechste Album sollte 2007 für V2 Records eingespielt werden;[3] da V2 aber in finanzielle Schwierigkeiten geriet und alle Künstler aus ihren Verträgen entlassen hat, war längere Zeit ungewiss, wo dieses Album erscheinen wird. Ende Mai 2007 gab das Alkaline Trio den Wechsel zu Epic Records, einem Sony-BMG-Sublabel, bekannt.[4] Im Juli 2008 erschien das sechste Studioalbum Agony and Irony. Mit Platz 13 konnte die Band mit ihrem Major-Label-Debüt die bis dahin beste Platzierung in den amerikanischen Albumcharts erreichen.[5] Im selben Jahr brachte die Firma Nike einen Alkaline-Trio-Schuh auf den Markt.[6] Am 23. Februar 2010 erschien ihr siebtes Studioalbum mit dem Titel This Addiction. Die gleichnamige Single mit einem dazugehörigen Video wurde Anfang Februar 2010 veröffentlicht.

Am 12. Juli 2011 wurde Damnesia veröffentlicht, eine Zusammenstellung von älteren Songs, die neu als Akustikversionen aufgenommen wurden, und zwei neuen Songs.

Das Studioalbum My Shame Is True erschien 2013 und enthält unter anderem einen Gastbeitrag von Tim McIlrath von Rise Against. Da Matt Skiba seit 2015 neuer Gitarrist und Sänger bei Blink-182 ist, hat sich die Live-Aktivität von Alkaline Trio deutlich reduziert.

Sonstiges

Viele Songs des Alkaline Trios handeln von Alkohol, Langeweile, Tod und Liebeskummer.

Das Alkaline Trio ist auch auf der CD Rock Against Bush Volume I mit dem Song Warbrain vertreten.

Der Song Wash Away (ein TSOL-Cover) wurde im Videospiel Tony Hawk’s American Wasteland verwendet. Zudem wurden Armageddon (in Tony Hawk's Underground), Mercy Me und Fall Victim (in FlatOut 2) für Spiele verwendet.

Diskografie

Studioalben

  • 1998: Goddamnit (Asian Man Records)
  • 2000: Maybe I'll Catch Fire (Asian Man Records)
  • 2001: From Here to Infirmary (Vagrant Records)
  • 2003: Good Mourning (Vagrant Records)
  • 2005: Crimson (Vagrant Records)
  • 2008: Agony & Irony (Epic)
  • 2010: This Addiction (Epitaph)
  • 2011: Damnesia (Heart & Skull / Epitaph)
  • 2013: My Shame Is True (Epitaph Records)
  • 2018: Is This Thing Cursed? (Epitaph Records)[7]

EPs und Kompilationen

  • 1998: For Your Lungs Only (EP)
  • 1999: I Lied My Face Off (EP)
  • 2000: The Alkaline Trio (Asian Man Records, Sammlung von EP- und Sampler-Songs)
  • 2002: Alkaline Trio/Hot Water Music (Split-EP mit Hot Water Music)
  • 2004: BYO Split Series, Vol. V (Split-EP mit One Man Army)
  • 2007: Remains (Vagrant Records, Raritätensammlung)
  • 2008: Unplugged Myspace Transmission (EP)

Singles

From Here to Infirmary

  • 2001: Stupid Kid
  • 2001: Private Eye

Good Mourning

  • 2003: We've Had Enough
  • 2003: All on Black

Crimson

  • Time to Waste (Juni 2005)
  • Mercy Me (September 2005)
  • Burn (Januar 2006)

Agony & Irony

  • Help Me (Juni 2008)
  • I Found Away

This Addiction

  • This Addiction (Februar 2010)

My Shame Is True

  • I Wanna Be a Warhol (Februar 2013)

Is This Thing Cursed?

  • Blackbird (Juli 2018)
  • Is This Thing Cursed? (August 2018)
  • Demon and Division (August 2018)[8]

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Einzelnachweise

  1. a b Chartquellen:
  2. Auszeichnungen für Musikverkäufe: UK
  3. Mitteilung von V2 (Memento vom 3. Juli 2008 im Internet Archive)
  4. http://www.punknews.org/article/23894
  5. Chartplatzierungen bei Allmusic, aufgerufen am 5. September 2008
  6. EVIL ROCKSTARS: ALKALINE TRIO’S NEW BLOODPACT, aufgerufen am 8. Juni 2015
  7. Punknews.org: Alkaline Trio release new single and set date for new album. Abgerufen am 27. August 2018 (englisch).
  8. Alkaline Trio präsentieren ihren neuen Song "Demon and Division". In: MoreCore.de. (morecore.de [abgerufen am 30. August 2018]).

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