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Against Me!

Against Me!: We're Never Going Home DVDWe're Never Going Home DVD (2004)
Fat Wreck Chords

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Against Me! has put out a DVD that really has me raring to go for an introduction stating the handful of problems with band DVDs as of late, but it's really not the producers of We're Never Going Home!'s fault that they've crafted a whoppingly great perspective on the Gainesville outfit from the ban.
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Against Me! has put out a DVD that really has me raring to go for an introduction stating the handful of problems with band DVDs as of late, but it's really not the producers of We're Never Going Home!'s fault that they've crafted a whoppingly great perspective on the Gainesville outfit from the band's U.S. tour earlier this year with Planes Mistaken For Stars and No Choice that few other teams can't touch. Okay, maybe it is.

Throwing in a downright plethora of sound bites and two-cent opinions from a greatly appropriate cast of characters (label people both major and indie, roadies, random fans on the street, band members both from the featured and otherwise) in between roughly a dozen-or-so live songs makes for one of the best music DVDs the year has to offer, despite only clocking in at around an hour. Every "interview" snippet carries commentary wholly contributing to the feel of the story, whether it be hilarious or a serious addressing of the band's unknown future. There's lots of talk about major labels and the free drinks they provide, with the band taking some choice shots at the people they appear to socialize so haphazardly with. You'd be surprised how many represenatives from the companies are discussed and addressed, with some even acting as a primary focus for the story's run. There're Anti-Flag haters as the screen so proudly labels, spewing disgust at the band's co-touring mates of earlier this year, and a good number of fans quick to criticize Fat Wreck Chords, among of course the band's supporting fans, both past and present. Both sides of numerous issues are shown admirably. The disc, of course, shows the band spending their offtime well, be it hotel room strip poker and ensuing half-naked searches for a vending machine, barroom camraderie, or even just dropping shit from ten-story buildings in New York City. One of the little things the DVD does that I really like is occasionally incorporating a slightly grainy feel to the video, giving it a more retro, 70s feel and blending it together with the more technologically-shot footage perfectly.

Oh, the music. Right. You should probably know about that. I'm usually not a big fan of the "live-but-obviously-pre-recorded" video style, but for some reason it works pretty well here after an initial viewing. They use footage from various locations for each song, but it flows nicely and the song's audio constantly fits the live performance regardless of the show's spot. You've got your "Cliche Guevara," "Sink, Florida, Sink," "We Laugh At Danger," and just under a dozen others I'll refrain from revealing. Both the crowd and band are always hugely into it, and the latter is consistently tight. There's an option on the main menu to play all the songs straight without the in-between stuff, but it's not recommended, because it results in ridiculously choppy between-song transitions and abrupt endings, often cutting off at least a split second of the song. However, the extras also include another half dozen songs or so with videos from entirely one spot, including "I Still Love You Julie," "TSR," "Pints of Guinness," and a new song which some of you may know as "Acceptance," and a few other included songs I'll leave a surprise.

The additional extras are short but worth checking out. You can take a tour of the Fat Wreck offices and even get a word from Chief Mike, check out a photo gallery, play a drinking game involving the appearance of a certain character from the band's roadie ensemble, watch an assortment of deleted interview footage, and of course, Raw Dog.

For some reason, the most endearingly humorous moment is when, sitting down talking with Tom in his backyard, the camera pans to the resident golden retriever, who is rolling around vigorously in the leaves. Tom looks behind him, sees the mutt scratching his back against the ground, and can't stop laughing. It probably sounds awkward and unnecessarily included, but for some inexplicable reason gives the DVD even more character. It maybe even sums up several themes of the ongoing "story," and just giving a minute to stop, sit back and laugh at the journey of working to get your own back scratched, rolling around in natural dirt just to solve an itch instead of relying on the greed and immoral compromise that can occur when you let someone else do it for you (for the time being).

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folking_victim (January 22, 2007)

Amazing.
The energy during"We Laugh At Danger..." is phenominal.

assgoblin (January 7, 2007)

This was a great depiction of Against Me! However, the kid below me is a fucking idiot. "I can't wait for their Sire release!" Are you kidding me!!! By signing to Sire they are showing that they don't give a fuck about their fans!!!

ABedForLiars (September 2, 2006)

I love this DVD. The live footage kicks ass.

I love that they still did what they want (the whole record deal thing), because two albums later, they're now with Sire. I can't wait for their Sire release in 2007.

coldwaffles (August 12, 2006)

10/10

d_rock (September 21, 2005)

probably one of the best music dvds i own.

Anonymous (September 2, 2005)

Anarchists supporting WW2? Then I suppose the Holocaust "rocked" because it killed off the upperclass! Yeah!

^ I just wanted to say that's the best/funniest thing I've ever read on this site. However I ordered this DVD a few days ago and can tell by the trailer that it's going to rule. Against Me! just fuckin' brings it.

SkaSucks76@gmail.com

Anonymous (August 5, 2005)

Hi e maybe anyone could send me email with against me email?
Maybe is one people who have against me email or phone number?
I have photos with agaisnt me and i wanna send this pfotos to against me!
sheep@hotmail.co.uk

BlAquaCadetZstyles (July 6, 2005)

My girlfriend bought this for me. Now seriously, who has the best girlfriend ever? Seriously.

Seriously.

Anonymous (February 24, 2005)

well i haven't seen the dvd yet but you kids are idiots. dont generalize about a band's politics if you dont understand them, get interested in how they make a decision like voting kerry and read a goddamn book.

Anonymous (January 16, 2005)

I just bought the dvd yesterday and also am just a casual fan. I don't know about you people but the best part of the dvd is when Tom locks taking back sunday in their dressing room in at asbury park, nj. What makes it funny to me is that tbs isnt even friends with against me! or even knows them for that matter and Tom just does it anyway.

Anonymous (November 8, 2004)

what a shame.

musical-monkey (November 7, 2004)

i got this at Newbury Comics for $11, a friggin' steal and it's totally awesome.

StayOnTarget (November 6, 2004)

Mine also came in the DVD-sized digipak case. I'm only a casual fan, but I found this to be really entertaining. I didn't really like the live footage being mixed from several different performances for a single song, but it fit in with the documentary well.

Anonymous (November 6, 2004)

This was such a great DVD. Not just a concert or live performance DVD, but more. I enjoyed it alot, and now I'm fucking pumped to see them a 3rd time.

Anonymous (November 6, 2004)

. . . and I added a "d" to the word an, sorry.

Anonymous (November 6, 2004)

Pitchfork called Against Me and emo band . . . http://pitchforkmedia.com/news/04-10/18.shtml

vocalyouth (November 6, 2004)

this is a pretty good dvd. also, mine came in a DVD-sized case. it was like a giant digipak. not unlike what the Converge dvd came in, sortof, only without an extra sleeve around it.

FYE and Saturday Matinee (movie store owned by FYE) in our mall here had it in stock for $14.99. Yeah, look around. You'll find it.

Anonymous (November 5, 2004)

Raw Dog owns all you cracker losers. =)

Anonymous (November 5, 2004)

Here's what I do hold against them (no pun intended). They took 75% of the door at a food not bombs benefit, that's pretty cool of them.

Etienne (November 5, 2004)

"I honestly don't understand why you people get so up in arms about this band's social/political beliefs, and how they may contradict themselves from time to time. Nobody's perfect.

What it boils down to is Against Me! is an amazing band that writes amazing songs. Take them for what they're worth, but don't think that they have to be held to some higher standard than you or I simply because they have guitars hanging from their necks. "

I definetly agree. I'm not up in arms about it. I was just stating the hypocrisy...

maverick (November 5, 2004)

I honestly don't understand why you people get so up in arms about this band's social/political beliefs, and how they may contradict themselves from time to time. Nobody's perfect.

What it boils down to is Against Me! is an amazing band that writes amazing songs. Take them for what they're worth, but don't think that they have to be held to some higher standard than you or I simply because they have guitars hanging from their necks.

-Scott

Anonymous (November 5, 2004)

Adam,

Mine came in a DVD case, not a jewel case. And it flips open like the "disco before the breakdown" ep (i forgot what those cases were called).

-kretzer

inagreendase (November 4, 2004)

Your a moron....blah blah blah I never fully read posts

Whoa there, cowboy. I was simply saying that Tom himself was saying it was ironic, never did I put in my two cents of the anarchy/voting process juxtaposition.

Anonymous (November 4, 2004)

Somebody's Mom must be very proud of the guy that made this DVD. It's raw but has character. I would be very interested in finding other DVD's this guy has done.

Anonymous (November 4, 2004)

tom still claimed to be an anarchist yesterday
and the day before
and in a week

OMG!

a revolution isn't going to happen... and revolutions often fuck stuff up a lot......... the closest americans can get to a revolution nowadays is voting for nader.

Anonymous (November 4, 2004)

"Your a moron. Although anarchists oppose government that does not mean that they would want to improve on the current government."

Actually, depending on your position, you could agree with either side of what anarchism is supposed to be. Its not a simple issue, and the punknews message board is hardly the place to resolve it in a productive manner, except to name call and simplify things into polar and binary positions.

Now someones going to call me a literary genius, and threaten to kick my ass, though I haven't mentioned a single book. You people are so tense.

wyzo

Anonymous (November 4, 2004)

Anarchists supporting WW2? Then I suppose the Holocaust "rocked" because it killed off the upperclass! Yeah!

Not to mention how incredibly inhumane both World Wars were. Air raids on random civillians? Torching Japanese kids hiding in foxholes?

I guess Vietnam was a good choice, too, since you know, Communism is the opposite of Anarchy.

Anarchists wouldn't support war at all. The only anarchists are the bushmen of Africa who speak in random clicks and live free of government, only with tribes.

-BSD

Anonymous (November 4, 2004)

"Tom still claimed to be an anarchist the other week when I saw them, though he did admit the irony in not only supporting voting but doing it himself."

Your a moron. Although anarchists oppose government that does not mean that they would want to improve on the current government. For instance many anarchists would approve of wwII, even though they were fighting for a democratic government they were getting rid of facism, which is much worse. Anarchists want to have a say in the government and since "none of the above" isn't a choice on the ballot they vote for the best one there.

Anonymous (November 4, 2004)

Tom said he was an anarchist in 2000, and voted for Nader.

inagreendase (November 4, 2004)

Tom still claimed to be an anarchist the other week when I saw them, though he did admit the irony in not only supporting voting but doing it himself.

Etienne (November 4, 2004)

I doubt they're even anarchists... I mean seriously anarchists don't vote and on the site they definetly do encourage you to vote. They're not anarchists... they can't be. Anarchists wouldn't have a link to punkvoter.com on their site either.

Anonymous (November 4, 2004)

HA! I just bought it for 10.99 at my local "indie" record shop. So shove it Best Buy.

Anonymous (November 4, 2004)

Bestbuy.com says that this is only 13.99. what a deal!!

wahoo! i am gonna buy it.

Anonymous (November 4, 2004)

haha

kinder-core.

Anonymous (November 4, 2004)

every day when BSD gets home from kinder-care, he posts lame comment after lame comment on this site. then he eats cool ranch doritos and watches toy story for the 137th time.

Anonymous (November 3, 2004)

I think it's dumb that an anarchist band has a live DVD. They tour a lot and aren't broken up...

Mmmm...$$$$

-BSD

Anonymous (November 3, 2004)

Awesome DVD, but a tad too short.

They should have cut the live performances from the documentary, and just made them an extra feature, and then added like 30-40 minutes to the movie part.

Yeah.

Against Me! fucking rule.

Anonymous (November 3, 2004)

Why does everyone assume Kerry would've done a poor job as president? Just because he was passive as a Senator does not indicate how he would have reacted in a position of great power. Plus I'm all for cutting spending on security, seeing as how the Bush Admin. helped plan 9/11. Getting Bush out would've been the best way to "secure the nation."

-Chinatown

Anonymous (November 3, 2004)

"fugazi? who cares about fugazi. where's the pavement review? I LOVE PAVEMENT! jesus. every other band should just give up right now."

Pavement did.

Anonymous (November 3, 2004)

"Stop being a baby, you're just a lil' dumbass now arent you. Baby want a wollypop?"

I think I'll just leave it at that.

Anonymous (November 3, 2004)

i think we may have just hit a new low

Anonymous (November 3, 2004)

"HAHAHAHAHA! you just called yourself a jackass."

No, I didn't. I used a question mark to make the sentence a question. If I wanted to call myself a dumbass I would have used a period. I was just questioning you validity of your statement, dumbass.

Stop being a baby, you're just a lil' dumbass now arent you. Baby want a wollypop?

Anonymous (November 3, 2004)

"HAHAHAHAHA! you just called yourself a jackass."

No, I didn't. I used a question mark to make the sentence a question. If I wanted to call myself a dumbass I would have used a period. I was just questioning you validity of your statement, dumbass.

Anonymous (November 3, 2004)

"Yep i agree that you're a jackass or dumbass whichever you like best."

I'm a dumb/jackass for not liking a irish punk band when they're not even irish? No, you sir, are a dumbass.

HAHAHAHAHA! you just called yourself a jackass.

Anonymous (November 3, 2004)

yup i gotta agree.

Anonymous (November 3, 2004)

"Yep i agree that you're a jackass or dumbass whichever you like best."

I'm a dumb/jackass for not liking a irish punk band when they're not even irish? No, you sir, are a dumbass.

Anonymous (November 3, 2004)

"Riiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii i iiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii iiiiiiiiii iiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii ight."

Glad you agree.

Yep i agree that you're a jackass or dumbass whichever you like best.

Anonymous (November 3, 2004)

i had no idea this was released yesterday. it's been for sale at my local record store for at least a week.

adam (November 3, 2004)

1. Does this come in a Jewel case or a DVD case?

A jewel case, which is actually quite nice in my opinion.

2. Are any oft he bonus songs studio recorded, or all live?

I'll let you know when I get to them.

The amount of fun they have at the expense of emo bands here is awesome.

-adam

Anonymous (November 3, 2004)

"what the hell has happened to this country?"

God pulled down his pants a let out a nice steamer.

Anonymous (November 3, 2004)

conservatives now have an even greater control of all 3 branches of government. congratulations fellow americans, Bush can now appoint his far right supreme court justice/justices and pass whatever bullshit he wants with even LESS resistance!

what the hell has happened to this country?

Anonymous (November 3, 2004)

Just a question (two, actually):

1. Does this come in a Jewel case or a DVD case?

2. Are any oft he bonus songs studio recorded, or all live?

Anonymous (November 3, 2004)

"Riiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii i iiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii iiiiiiiiii iiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii ight."

Glad you agree.

Anonymous (November 3, 2004)

"So, the DVD is only an hour long? Some of the extras on the DKM DVD were over an hour and a half...what gives?"

Well, DKM know they suck, and they were desperately trying not to prove by putting out an above-average DVD of their sub-par shitty music.

-Riiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii iiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii iiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii iiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiight.

Anonymous (November 3, 2004)

I havent seen this but i know its gonna be fucking excellent...just like the disco before the breakdown cd is

Anonymous (November 3, 2004)

"So, the DVD is only an hour long? Some of the extras on the DKM DVD were over an hour and a half...what gives?"

Well, DKM know they suck, and they were desperately trying not to prove by putting out an above-average DVD of their sub-par shitty music.

niveK82 (November 3, 2004)

tmbg documentary > and other documentary

gladimnotemo (November 3, 2004)

"Against Me! has put out a DVD that really has me raring to go for an introduction stating the handful of problems with band DVDs as of late, but it's really not the producers of We're Never Going Home!'s fault that they've crafted a whoppingly great perspective on the Gainesville outfit from the band's U.S. tour earlier this year with Planes Mistaken For Stars and No Choice that few other teams can't touch."

The above sentence pushes the lines of grammar decency.

So, the DVD is only an hour long? Some of the extras on the DKM DVD were over an hour and a half...what gives?

Anonymous (November 3, 2004)

how did this turn into a political discussion?
we were screwed no matter who won!

ThatotherGuy (November 3, 2004)

FUCK EVERYONE WISHING SHIT ON TEXAS !! If you weren't watching the news and polls and fucking everything else, Texas went to Bush 65/35, wich is actually about the same as some states and less than others. I live in Texas and I voted against Bush and Tom DeLay, I'm ashamed that Rick Perry is our governor, and I'm a Democrat. I live a good 10 minutes from NASA headquarters, and I hope there are no more attacks. You want to know why ? Because chances are half the people that would die from said attack would have voted Kerry. It's not Texas and it's citizens that are responsible for Bush being elected, so try to put blame where it should rest.

Anonymous (November 3, 2004)

what's the deal with bands putting out DVDs?

if i want to see you play a show, i'll go to a fucking show.

i gue$$ it'$ all about the money!

Anonymous (November 3, 2004)

proper grammar and mathematical sign usage>you

Anonymous (November 3, 2004)

they might be giants>then you

Anonymous (November 3, 2004)

Goddammit, I hope there's a terrorist attack on the U.S (in a particular Republican state, like Texas). Those Republican bastards deserve it for allowing that serial killer back in office for 4 more years. A nice fucking nuke right on Dallas would be cool.

-The rest of the world

the_wang (November 3, 2004)

Against Me! > your fav band
But you americans are fuckin kah-razy for voting Bush in
Fuckers

Etienne (November 3, 2004)

Against Me! is the greatest punk band of the past couple of years.

If you have the demo email me... fightbackorsuffer@hotmail.com or etiennepelletier@gmail.com

Anonymous (November 3, 2004)

"Against Me! are better than your band. I saw 'em live a month back and they weren't as awesome as I thought they'd be. Still, very solid.

-Chris-"

Agreed, it was worth the $20 price though. Where did you see them?

-Strewtho.

Anonymous (November 3, 2004)

I have the leaked demo!!
e mail me
xmattoconnorx@gmail.com

Anonymous (November 3, 2004)

why oh why did you damn americans vote for bush, now we are all totally fucked

Anonymous (November 3, 2004)

they might be giants dvd > this

Anonymous (November 3, 2004)

You can't find this dvd anywhere? Fuck theres like 3 records stores where i live. If I can't find something at one place then you better believe its at the other.

niveK82 (November 3, 2004)

I was pissed i couldnt find this anywhere near me today. ohwell i just ordered it from fat. i am really excited about the whole documentary/live act synthesis.

If anyone can get me the new demos, contact me via email. there will be a gmail account in your future.

Anonymous (November 3, 2004)

well there we have it. idiot president for an idiot country. we got what we deserved.

Anonymous (November 3, 2004)

best cover photo ever

Anonymous (November 3, 2004)

where can i get those AM! demos that leaked?????????

8dollarclarinetsolo (November 3, 2004)

the filming for this was well timed, as it not only documents a band on a 1 month tour, but also is a perfect documentation of a band right at the time they are being courted for a major, and by the end of the dvd they decide. i mean it shows each of the 5 record labels to some extent throughout the tour. ii consider this a benchmark for band dvds, and would love to see more done like this, although my one complaint would be that the "story" kind of tails off at the end, the past week or two of the tour is hardly documented. oh well, a very interesting viewing to say the least, and i know the roadie jon pretty well, making the whole thing fucking cool for me in that respect. rep the 513!!!

Anonymous (November 3, 2004)

fugazi? who cares about fugazi. where's the pavement review? I LOVE PAVEMENT! jesus. every other band should just give up right now.

Anonymous (November 2, 2004)

I guess not.

Anonymous (November 2, 2004)

If I submit a Fugazi review to you guys in the next 20 minutes, will you post it as a replacement to the Methadones?

-Chinatown

maverick (November 2, 2004)

Oh, also - this DVD is spectacular. This is one of the few music/band DVDs that actually makes me want to watch it again.

-Scott

maverick (November 2, 2004)

Brain sux bring bak skot oi oi oi

-scott

inagreendase (November 2, 2004)

Okay, okay, we'll publicize it for everyone: I fucked up. I accidentally posted the Methadones review thinking it came out today. TheOneTrueBill posted a comment reminding me that this doesn't come out until the 16th.

I quickly realized he was correct and quickly deleted the review. He brought it up here, asking if his comment was the reason. It was. I quickly gave a response, he responded with a hearty chortle, okayed his comment deletion, good times were had by all. Of course, people need to make me look like an ass, so the questioning continued. I wasn't going to moderate any comments unless okayed, which it was.

bemused (November 2, 2004)

Against Me! are better than your band. I saw 'em live a month back and they weren't as awesome as I thought they'd be. Still, very solid.

-Chris-

skankin_in_the_pit (November 2, 2004)

I went lookin' for the new DOA cd today and was surprised to see this. I was like 2 bucks short of having the cash to buy it. Why the fuck are most music dvd's like 20 bucks? That's bullshit.

Anonymous (November 2, 2004)

why are comments getting deleted???

TheOneTrueBill (November 2, 2004)

Second comment!

Anonymous (November 2, 2004)

What did you say?

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