Life’s Blood “Hardcore A.D. 1988″ Discography LP In Stock Now

Released by Prank Records from San Francisco. The first pressing is already sold out and I only managed to get a few so act fast or you’ll have to wait for the second press!

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LIFE’S BLOOD were a legendary short lived band from New York City. Formed in 1987, LIFE’S BLOOD Played 20 shows and recorded 2 radio shows, a Demo at Don Fury and one 7″ “Defiance” released on Combined Effort Records and appeared on the seminal “NEW BREED” tape comp in 1988. In these short 14 months as band they left an indelible mark on the history of hardcore punk, as their sharp, earnest, and challenging lyrics backed with remarkably sturdy, dissonant and distorted hardcore songs emerged at a time where the focus of Underground hardcore had been blurred by commercialism, crossover and violence.

HARDCORE A.D. 1988 Collects 27 songs from their Defiance EP, demo tape, compilation tracks, their post humous split EP WITH STICKS AND STONES, WFMU and WNYU recordings and Live tracks with new liner notes from Guittarist Adam Nathanson, extensive band notes compiled by Bassist Neil Burke with extensive photos and flyers. Mastered at George Horn mastering, with packaging designed by Jack Barfield at Neolithic Print Cartel. The LP comes in a Stoughton tip on gatefold with a 11×22″ insert and download card. The CD version comes with a 16 page booklet.

This is the first time LIFE’s BLOOD’s material has been officially available in almost two decades.

After LIFE’S BLOOD dissolved Guitarist Adam Nathanson formed BORN AGAINST, bassist Neil Burke was in the initial line Up of BORN AGAINST as well as MENACE DEMENT, SINKING BODY and MEN’S RECOVERY PROJECT, drummer Jon Kricksciun and final LIFE’s BLOOD singer Sean Murphy played in COLLAPSE, and original vocalist Jason O’Toole recently sang for MY RIFLE.

TRACK LIST:
Never Make a Change
Left Me Behind
Stick to It
Guilty as Charged
Youth Enrage
Not for the Weak
Catch Our Breath
It’s Not in Your Heart
Human Power
Reckoning Force
Counting On
Plain Truth (Demo)

It’s Not in Your Heart
Resist Control
Maximum Security
Left Out On The Ice To Die
Guilty as Charged
Stick to It
Left Me Behind
Never Make a Change
Not for the Weak
Maximum Security
Youth Enrage
Human Power
You’re X’ed
Outro

Tracks A1- A8 Originally released on the “Defiance” EP and recorded at Don Fury Studios
Track A9 Originally released on the “Murders Among Us”compilation E.P. recorded at Don Fury Studios
Tracks A10 and A11 originally released on “New York Hardcore Where the Wild Things Are”. Recorded at Don Fury Studios.
Tracks A12, B5 and B6 are from Demo recordings at Don Fury Studios
Tracks B1-B4 are from a live recording on WFMU on 3/17/88
Tracks B7 and B14 are from a live recording at the Dirt Club on 1//21/1988
Tracks B8 and B9 are from a live recording on WNYU on 3/24/1988
Tracks B10-B13 are from a live recording at CBGB’s 9/25/1988

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