For Your Lungs Only

For Your Lungs Only is the debut EP by the Chicago-based rock band Alkaline Trio, released May 26, 1998 through Asian Man Records. The song "Southern Rock" was re-recorded for their debut album Goddamnit later that year. All four tracks from the EP were reissued on the compilation album Alkaline Trio in 2000.

For Your Lungs Only
The album cover has a white background. The left half of the cover is taken up by artist's rendering, in red and orange tones, of a male torso with lungs and other organs visible, as if through an x-ray. The upper right area of the cover displays the band's name, "The Alkaline Trio", in orange lettering with a yellow highlighing effect. The lower right portion displays the EP's title, "For Your Lungs Only", in green lettering with a similar yellow highlight.
EP by
ReleasedMay 26, 1998
RecordedAtlas Studios, Chicago
GenrePunk rock
LabelAsian Man
ProducerMatt Shockley, Alkaline Trio
Alkaline Trio chronology
For Your Lungs Only


Professional ratings
Review scores
Allmusic     [1]

Mike DaRonco of Allmusic commented that the EP "[brings] out more of the grimmer perspectives on lost love. Not that all three members are diagnosed manic depressives — they just have a more honest approach to relating to all those who just got dumped. For Your Lungs Only captures these moments perfectly without crossing into the territory of feeling sorry for themselves".[1] He also noted the influence of the Descendents, Jawbreaker, Crimpshrine, and They Might Be Giants on the EP.[1]

Track listingEdit

All tracks are written by Matt Skiba, Dan Andriano, and Glenn Porter.

Side A
1."Snake Oil Tanker"1:22
2."Southern Rock"3:06
Side B
1."Cooking Wine"2:18
2."For Your Lungs Only"2:27
Total length:9:13



  1. ^ a b c DaRonco, Mike. "For Your Lungs Only Review". Allmusic. Retrieved 2009-11-25.

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