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Weekly Nostalgia: Allister

Posted by: Chris Fallon (08/19/09)
As one of Drive-Thru Records' initial signees, Allister had the distinction of being one of the first in a long line of bands that assisted in introducing the new era of the indie-label craze that SoCal pop-punk helped create (we all remember Epitaph's early success). Their debut, Dead Ends and Girlfriends, is a classically-themed pop-punk album that paid homage to both pioneers like Descendants and modern-day prophets like blink-182. Before their 2007 demise, Allister continued to grow as snot-nosed pop-punkers who loved to play loud & fast, sang about girls (and why they suck) and even alcoholism. If you were a fan, come share your memories with us, and if you're new to Allister, feel free to take a listen in the replies.
      
 
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03:59 AM on 08/19/09
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A Lotta Nerve



Somewhere in Fullerton



Jimmy's Dreamgirl



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04:06 AM on 08/19/09
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wow i miss this band, got to see them twice and were awesome both times. scratch is the best song!
04:10 AM on 08/19/09
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I wondered what your choice was going to be Chris, kinda surprised it wasn't Lagwagon

Somewhere in Fullerton is such a quality track back in the day
04:14 AM on 08/19/09
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this makes me feel way to old because i remember my mom bringing me to the mall to pick up "dead ends and girlfriends" because i wasnt 16 yet....... ahahah

"jacob thinks im gay" thats a classic and hilarious track
04:16 AM on 08/19/09
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I wondered what your choice was going to be Chris, kinda surprised it wasn't Lagwagon

Somewhere in Fullerton is such a quality track back in the day
They're still around, so I can't choose them
04:22 AM on 08/19/09
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last stop suburbia
04:25 AM on 08/19/09
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I've got to listen to them more often
04:31 AM on 08/19/09
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This is one of the first bands that got me into pop punk.
04:33 AM on 08/19/09
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great pop punk band although before the balckout was their most mature record I loved last stop suburbia more.. scratch was such a smashing opener
04:35 AM on 08/19/09
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Love Allister. Last Stop Suburbia is still in my CD changer in my car, since 2003. Favorite memory would probably be seeing them play at Fletcher's in Baltimore, getting hit in the face with the drummer's drumstick and having to fight this girl to keep it. Great times.
04:36 AM on 08/19/09
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I remember joking to a friend one day, "Dude, we need a celebrity couple to name their son Allister! Or daughter, even!".
04:39 AM on 08/19/09
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"All of My Friends Are Punks" is still such an amusing track.
04:45 AM on 08/19/09
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I remember being 16 and them playing a show that got combined with another show. It was a hectic night, but they had the crowd come on stage to sing, "somewhere down on fullerton" with them. I sang with them, and Scottie gave me a pat on the head. My first experience on a stage, and I wouldn't trade it for the world.

Super nice guys, and the drunk interview with Home Grown on the first Drive-Thru DVD was hilarious.
04:48 AM on 08/19/09
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I saw them with Hidden in Plain View, Halifax and I Am The Avalanche in AMSTERDAM. Still can't get over how awesome that tour was!
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