Allister Guitar Chords

Allister

Biography

Chicago punk-pop combo Allister was formed in 1995 by vocalist/drummer Tim Rogner and guitarist Johnny Hamada, longtime classmates who first teamed in a cover band organized to play their school talent show. The duo expanded to a trio the following year after Hamada met bassist Eric "Skippy" Mueller at the University of Illinois, and in early 1997 the group played their first live date under their original name, Phineas Gage. They eventually rechristened themselves Allister after a character on the children's program You Can't Do That on Television; accordingly, the band's 1998 Drive-Thru label debut 7" was entitled You Can't Do That on Vinyl. In mid-1998, Mueller assumed second guitar duties following the addition of bassist Scott Murphy. The full-length Dead Ends and Girlfriends followed a year later from Drive-Thru, recorded for a mere $700. Allister's catchy songs and jokester attitude (album cover song choices included the Fraggle Rock theme song) helped build the guys a pretty respectable following. Hamada and Mueller later made their exits, so Rogner not only moved over to guitar, but also added in his brother Chris to fill the vacancies. New drummer Dave Rossi further jumped into the Allister fray. Last Stop Suburbia arrived in 2002, and the album was supported on shows with acts like Less Than Jake, the Starting Line, and Sum 41. The record went on to sell over 80,000 copies. Lineup changes followed post-Suburbia; ex-Showoff guitarist Kyle Lewis joined in place of a departed Chris, and Mike Leverence stepped up to the drumkit. Writing for Allister's next album began in 2003, but was drawn-out due to the band's constant touring. The quartet eventually returned in the fall of 2005 with their third Drive-Thru full-length, the slightly darker Before the Blackout. Following more rounds of touring, including a fall 2006 trip to Japan, Allister announced in March 2007 that they would be going on an indefinite hiatus, so Rogner could be home with his growing family. Lewis and Murphy went on to form the Get Go. ~ Jason Ankeny, Rovi
Genres: chicago punk, pop punk, skate punk

Guitar Chords:

2 Am
5 Years
All We Needed
Alone
A Lotta Nerve
A Study In Economics
A Thousand Miles Away
Better Late Than Forever
Blackout
Boysenberry
Breathe For You
Camouflage
Cant Let Go
Chasing Amy
Cherry
D2
Dance With Me
Debbie
Diamond Ring
Dont Think Twice
Drive
Easy Answers
Failure
Flypaper
Forget About Joe
Fraggle Rawk
Free
Friday Night
From The Ground Up
Haley
If You Didnt Mean It
I Saw Her Standing There
I Told You So
Its Just Me
I Want It That Way
I Want You Back
Jacob Thinks Im Gay
Jimmys Dream Girl
Know It All
Live Fast Die Young
Loco Motion
Make It Work
Matchsticks
Miz
Moon Lake Village
Moper
None Of My Friends Are Punks
Overrated
Perfect Harmony
Pictures
Potential Suicide
Pretty Damn Close
Racecars
Radio Player
Remember
Remember (ver. 2)
Residential Burglary
Residential Burglury
Rewind
Rewind (ver. 2)
Runaway
Scratch
Scratch (ver. 2)
Something Better
Somewhere On Fullerton
Somewhere On Fullerton (ver. 2)
Start Somewhere
Stuck
Stuck Powered On
Suffocation
Tethered To The Wall
The Legend Of Pegleg Sullivan
The One That Got Away
Timing
Tokyo Sunrise
Tokyo Sunrise (ver. 2)
Waiting
Waiting For You
We Close Our Eyes
We Close Our Eyes (ver. 2)
We Close Our Eyes (ver. 3)
Westbound
Yearbook
You Lied