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Personal Best


Download links and information about Personal Best by Team Dresch. This album was released in 1995 and it belongs to Rock, Indie Rock, Punk, Alternative genres. It contains 10 tracks with total duration of 24:15 minutes.

Artist: Team Dresch
Release date: 1995
Genre: Rock, Indie Rock, Punk, Alternative
Tracks: 10
Duration: 24:15
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No. Title Length
1. Fagetarian and Dyke 2:45
2. Hate the Christian Right! 2:35
3. She's Crushing My Mind 1:42
4. Freewheel 1:39
5. She's Amazing 3:03
6. Fake Fight 3:07
7. #1 Chance Pirate TV 3:04
8. D.A. Don't Care 2:21
9. Growing Up In Springfield 2:19
10. Screwing Yer Courage 1:40



Of all the punk records to come out of the 1990s, Personal Best comes closest to actually recapturing the sheer passion and rage which originally spawned the movement two decades earlier; where other bands whine on endlessly about running out of beer money or losing the right to skateboard in the park, Team Dresch confront real issues — bigotry, oppression, religion, self-worth — with a sense of conviction and immediacy that lays to waste everything in their path. For an album that lasts less than 25 minutes, Personal Best is a draining, relentless experience — it explodes on contact, the cumulative result of years of pent-up anger, frustration and desperation finally allowed release. What distinguishes Team Dresch from the vast majority of their queercore compatriots is that they never put their politics ahead of their songs — each of these ten tracks is airtight, with melodies as blistering as the lyrics. And while some songs are explicitly polemical — "Hate the Christian Right!" would undoubtedly send Ralph Reed into apoplectic fits — and others like "Growing Up in Springfield" are deeply personal, there's ultimately no separating the two; Personal Best is above all a call-to-arms, which in the end is exactly what a great punk record should be.