The Methadones

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The Methadones were a pop-punk band led by Dan Schafer (also known as "Danny Vapid") of Screeching Weasel and Sludgeworth fame. Originally started as a side project by Vapid in 1993 which featured a revolving cast of musicians (although bassist Pete Mittler has been involved since the beginning), the Methadones came to be Dan's full-time band around 2001. That year, he recruited bassist B-Face (ex-Queers/The Mopes) and drummer Dan Lumley (ex-Rattail Grenedier/Squirtgun/Screeching Weasel/The Riverdales/The Mopes) to record the band's first LP, Ill At Ease. The band's longest lasting line-up of Schafer, Mittler, guitarist Mike Byrne (ex-The Vindictives)and drummer Mike Soucy came together by the time of the release of the group's 2nd album, Career Objective (although drummer Matt Drastic plays on that release). In May of 2007, after the recording but prior to the release of This Won't Hurt..., guitarist Ken Fused (ex-Battalion of Saints) joined the group, leaving Dan to concentrate solely on vocals. However, Ken's stint with the band was short-lived and the band returned to being a 4-piece, with Dan resuming both guitar and vocal duties. The band split in 2010, citing the members' diminishing interest in the Methadones and participation in other projects. Schafer would go on to form Dan Vapid and The Cheats with Byrne.

Pete Mittler and Mike Soucy were also members of The Bomb.

Current Members

Former Members

  • B-Face - Bass on Ill At Ease
  • Dan Lumley - Drums on Ill At Ease
  • Matt Drastic - Drums on Career Objective
  • Ken Fused - Guitar (live shows in 2007)
  • Pat Buckley - Drums

Discography

  • Ill At Ease CD (A-F Records, 2001)
  • Career Objective CD (Stardumb Records/Thick Records, 2003)
  • Not Economically Viable CD (Thick Records, 2004)
  • 21st Century Power Pop Riot CD (Red Scare, 2006)
    • Note: all cover songs
  • This Won't Hurt... CD (Red Scare, 2007)
  • Gary Glitter/Over The Moon 7" (It's Alive Records, 2009)
  • I Believe/Exit 17 7" (Underground Communique Records, 2009)
  • The Methadones/The Copyrights split LP with The Copyrights (It's Alive Records/Underground Communique Records/Transparent, 2009)
  • Methadones LP/CD (Solidarity Recordings (LP)/Asian Man Records (CD), 2010)
  • The Methadones/The Copyrights split 7" (Jukebox Records, 2014)

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