- Released: November 19, 2002
- Label: No Idea Records
- 1.The Disco Before the Breakdown
- 2.Tonight We're Gonna Give It 35%
- 3.Beginning in an Ending
Against Me!: James Bowman, Tom Gabel (vocals, guitar); Andrew Seward (vocals, bass); Warren Oakes (drums).
Recorded at The Rec Room, Gainesville, Florida, July 2002.
Personnel: Brian Pettit (horns, background vocals); Todd Weissfeld, Var Th?lin, Patrick Quinney, Samantha Jones (background vocals).
Recording information: Rec Room (07/28/2002/07/31/2002).
Photographer: Joe M. Leonard Jr.
Arranger: Tom Gabel.
Disco Before the Breakdown is close to what could be expected from Gainesville, FL's Against Me! -- impassioned folk-influenced gritty punk with rough lead vocals and choruses of "whoa"s chiming in behind. The EP's relatively upbeat and horn-friendly title track is a highlight, showcasing the group's standard energetic and reckless vigor. ~ Corey Apar