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The Methadones



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Hometown: Chicago, IL (USA)

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Dam Schafer (A.K.A. Danny Vapid) formed the Methadones in 1993 as a diversion from his full time bands, Screeching Weasel and the Riverdales. Because of Dan's commitments to these bands (as well as his side project, the Mopes) the Methadones seemed to be forever on the back–burner of Rock and Roll after only a handful of shows and no real recordings to speak of.

Fast forward to 1999. Having just returned from living in our nation's capital, Dan found himself with a little time and bunch of songs, and decided to re–start the Methadones. He recruited fellow Mopes B–Face and Dan Lumley, headed into the studio, and recorded their debut album, Ill at Ease. After finishing the recording, Lumley and B–Face returned to their corners of the country, not able to stay with the band full time because of other commitments. Dan set to the task of staffing the band, and enlisted fellow Chicagoans Pete Mittler on bass, and Mike Byrne (formerly of the Vindictives) on guitar. Having gone through several drummers, the Methadones found Mike Soucy, a native of the Rhode Island and D.C. punk scenes.

Related Bands

Dan Vapid and the Cheats, Explode and Make Up, Noise By Numbers, Riverdales, Screeching Weasel, Squirtgun, The Bomb

Reviews

The Methadones Gary Glitter b/w Over the Moon / I Believe [7 inches]

The Methadones

Gary Glitter b/w Over the Moon / I Believe [7 inches] (2009)

Itâ??s Alive / Underground CommuniquĂ©

The Methadones / The Copyrights Split

The Methadones / The Copyrights

Split (2008)

Transparent

The Falcon / The Methadones / The Sidekicks live in Chicago

The Falcon / The Methadones / The Sidekicks

live in Chicago (2008)

live show

The Methadones This Won't Hurt...

The Methadones

This Won't Hurt... (2007)

Red Scare

The Methadones 21st Century Power Pop Riot

The Methadones

21st Century Power Pop Riot (2006)

Red Scare

The Methadones / the Lawrence Arms live in Chicago

The Methadones / the Lawrence Arms

live in Chicago (2005)

live show

The Methadones / the Lawrence Arms live in Chicago

The Methadones / the Lawrence Arms

live in Chicago (2005)

live show

The Methadones Not Economically Viable

The Methadones

Not Economically Viable (2004)

Thick

Blue Meanies / MU330 / The Methadones live in Chicago

Blue Meanies / MU330 / The Methadones

live in Chicago (2004)

live show

The Methadones Career Objective

The Methadones

Career Objective (2003)

Stardumb

The Methadones Ill at Ease

The Methadones

Ill at Ease (2001)

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Interviews

Picture of The Methadones

The Methadones

Tuesday, January 25, 2005 at 8:08 PM (EST)

Picture of The Methadones

The Methadones

Tuesday, September 4, 2007 at 6:00 PM (EDT)

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