LIFE'S BLOOD "Hardcore A​.​D​.​1988"

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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 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 (WFMU 3/17/88)
    Resist Control (WFMU 3/17/88)
    Maximum Security (WFMU 3/17/88)
    Left Out On The Ice To Die (WFMU 3/17/88)
    Guilty as Charged (Demo)
    Stick to It (Demo)
    Left Me Behind (Dirt Club 1/21/88)
    Never Make a Change (WNYU 3/24/88)
    Not for the Weak (WNYU 3/24/88)
    Maximum Security (CBGB 9/25/88)
    Youth Enrage (CBGB 9/25/88)
    Human Power (CBGB 9/25/88)
    You're X'ed (Dirt Club 1/21/88)
    Outro

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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 11x22" insert and download card.

    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 (WFMU 3/17/88)
    Resist Control (WFMU 3/17/88)
    Maximum Security (WFMU 3/17/88)
    Left Out On The Ice To Die (WFMU 3/17/88)
    Guilty as Charged (Demo)
    Stick to It (Demo)
    Left Me Behind (Dirt Club 1/21/88)
    Never Make a Change (WNYU 3/24/88)
    Not for the Weak (WNYU 3/24/88)
    Maximum Security (CBGB 9/25/88)
    Youth Enrage (CBGB 9/25/88)
    Human Power (CBGB 9/25/88)
    You're X'ed (Dirt Club 1/21/88)
    Outro

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This is the Authorized Discography of LIFE'S BLOOD featuring the "Defiance" E.P., the STICK AND STONES Split E.P., Compilation tracks and select songs from their Demo, Live, WFMU and WYNU recordings. Released on Gatefold Vinyl, CD and Cassette Tape.

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released May 12, 2017

Compiled By Neil Burke

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Track Name: Never Make A Change
Promises - you can't keep
Claims of unity
That you speak
You're in the inner circle
You've been approved
All that you've earned
Is a complacent attitude
You broke down the walls
Just to get Inside
Build them back up
With perverted pride
You're enslaved by what you think
makes you free
You've gone blind
Because you will not see
That you rebuilt the walls
Judge who you let inside
You'll never make a change
Because you're satisfied.
Track Name: Left Me Behind
Not long ago
Your plans were clear
Now what's wrong?
Are you weak? What do you fear?
It's hard to be alone
I know that I must
It's up to you to regain my trust
Growing apart
And moving on
You grew up
And left me behind
Track Name: Stick To It
Got to stick to it
Whatever it takes
Don't let them shout you down
Make you break
Let go of your obsessions
Let go of your past
There is no end
But you know you can last
Stick to it!
You've got the edge
Now that's a start
It's time to take those values to heart
You've got the edge
You're on the inside track
You're mind's made up you won't got back
Stick to it!
Track Name: Guilty As Charged
I confess to defiance
I Live- The dead can't say no
I refuse to be dragged along
I'll make up my mind while I still have one
A life of Violence
I Can't abide
Stand in your way
Willing to Be tried
Take my Liberty - then give me death!
Your offensive actions I'm not willing to accept
I stand between You and your profanities
I'll die on my feet I won't live on my knees
I am not afraid
To stand guilty as charged
Accused of asking questions
I stand guilty as charged
Track Name: Youth Enrage
There's a feeling that comes
From deep inside
A fire growing hotter
As life goes by
I am swallowed
Consumed by my
Youth Enrage
For all my life
Youth Enrage
To strain and strive
Can't bail out
I never will
From the start
Never had that option
Youth Enrage
For all my life
Youth Enrage
To strain and strive
It will always be this hard
To fight the hypocritical mind
It will always be this hard
To fight the ignorant kind
Track Name: Not For The Weak
This is not a passive way of life
Through our hate of your world
We get our might
Something's gone way too wrong
Keeping us in pain for far too long
This is not a game
And it's not for the weak
Heads and hands in the stocks
Nailed to a cross
We refuse all that you offer
And throw it to your feet
Track Name: Catch Our Breath
I was disillusioned with hardcore
Angry at the bullshit in the scene
Then I looked past all the morons at the shows
And realized things weren't bad at all
If it were only my friends behind me
Those numbers would be enough
But I'm meeting new people all the time
The scene is catching up with it's growth
It took time
To catch our breath
It took time
Now we're changing for the better
People from every race and background
From all walks of life
Coming together with vision and hope
For a united scene that's more than talk
Individuals matter
Not the rule of the mob
Our self esteem restored
We have chosen to work together
Track Name: It's Not In Your Heart
Think they hate you
It's all in your head
Think they laugh at you
It's all in your head
Think they care enough
To want you dead
Who cares what they think
Don't let them fuck with your head
They think you don't know the score
But you're into something more
Than their physicality
Mere dollar sign reality
Their problems aren't yours
It's in their heads
You make a difference
It's in their heads
Don't deal in hate
Because it's not in your heart
What's in their heads doesn't matter
You believe in yourself
Track Name: Human Power
(restricted)
Track Name: Reckoning Force
Intolerance runs deep
Authority keep us
Waiting in line
Biding our time
Reckoning force
Just out of reach
Don't even try it
Others have come before us
I've seen them break and bust
A well polished boot to the face
Reckoning force
Just out of reach
They laugh - We fight each other
They laugh - We're not together
Track Name: Counting On
Can't give up while there's
Some more to give
Make a clean break
Force yourself to live
Rested on our laurels
And Found that they weren't there
All that was solid- Melts into air
People in this day + age
Always look sad
Don't know what to do
When things fuck up bad
Resting On Our Laurels and
Found that they were gone
What's missing from our lives
are things we counted on
Now We found they're gone
Dreams- eaten up by doubt
We were Counting on
Not Being Counted out!
Track Name: Plain Truth ( demo)
We don't regret our choices
Though they tore us apart
Distance cannot break our bonds
Time won't make me forget!
Look me in the face
Don't think that I'm naive!
Tell me where you stand
I want to hear - the plain truth!
When We were together
It was more than hanging around!
We were there for each other
Hope the same can still be said!
Track Name: It's Not In Your Heart ( WFMU)
Think they hate you
It's all in your head
Think they laugh at you
It's all in your head
Think they care enough
To want you dead
Who cares what they think
Don't let them fuck with your head
They think you don't know the score
But you're into something more
Than their physicality
Mere dollar sign reality
Their problems aren't yours
It's in their heads
You make a difference
It's in their heads
Don't deal in hate
Because it's not in your heart
What's in their heads doesn't matter
You believe in yourself
Track Name: Resist Control ( WFMU)
War waged on the people
Government lies fueled by fear
Trust the unity of money and machine gun
Bullet in the back
For Your protection
How much oppression
Can you take. Rise above
Time to fight back
Cease and desist
Orders the army
Rise above
Resist control.
Track Name: Maximum Security (WFMU)
Call us weak cause we
won't join your crowd
We stand without your values
Clique or your cause
Realize who stands strong
and who Just stands proud
Realize who stands strong
and who just stands in the crowd
We're not proud
We don't care what's allowed
Separate and one
We stand alone
Track Name: Left Out On The Ice To Die (WFMU)
See them in the streets
Turn our heads, walk on by
Winter closes in on them
Left out on the Ice to Die
Empty coffee cups
Held out to us
It's our problem too
Don't pretend it's not
Gentrification - Rich move in
Throw the poor in the streets
Lost on the streets
Of the city they called home
Asking for spare change
You can't live on that
Left out on the fucking Ice to die
Track Name: Guilty As Charged (demo)
I confess to defiance
I Live- The dead can't say no
I refuse to be dragged along
I'll make up my mind while I still have one
A life of Violence
I Can't abide
Stand in your way
Willing to Be tried
Take my Liberty - then give me death!
Your offensive actions I'm not willing to accept
I stand between You and your profanities
I'll die on my feet I won't live on my knees
I am not afraid
To stand guilty as charged
Accused of asking questions
I stand guilty as charged
Track Name: Stick To It (demo)
Got to stick to it
Whatever it takes
Don't let them shout you down
Make you break
Let go of your obsessions
Let go of your past
There is no end
But you know you can last
Stick to it!
You've got the edge
Now that's a start
It's time to take those values to heart
You've got the edge
You're on the inside track
You're mind's made up you won't got back
Stick to it!
Track Name: Left Me Behind (Dirt Club)
Not long ago
Your plans were clear
Now what's wrong?
Are you weak? What do you fear?
It's hard to be alone
I know that I must
It's up to you to regain my trust
Growing apart
And moving on
You grew up
And left me behind
Track Name: Never Make A Change (WNYU)
Promises - you can't keep
Claims of unity
That you speak
You're in the inner circle
You've been approved
All that you've earned
Is a complacent attitude
You broke down the walls
Just to get Inside
Build them back up
With perverted pride
You're enslaved by what you think
Makes you free
You've gone blind
Because you will not see
That you rebuilt the walls
Judge who you let inside
You'll never make a change
Because you're satisfied.
Track Name: Not For The Weak (WNYU)
This is not a passive way of life
Through our hate of your world
We get our might
Something's gone way too wrong
Keeping us in pain for far too long
This is not a game
And it's not for the weak
Heads and hands in the stocks
Nailed to a cross
We refuse all that you offer
And throw it to your feet
Track Name: Maximum Security (CBGB)
Call us weak cause we
Won't join your crowd
We stand without your values
Clique or your cause
Realize who stands strong
And who Just stands proud
Realize who stands strong
And who just stands in the crowd
We're not proud
We don't care what's allowed
Separate and one
We stand alone
Track Name: Youth Enrage (CBGB)
There's a feeling that comes
From deep inside
A fire growing hotter
As life goes by
I am swallowed
Consumed by my
Youth Enrage
For all my life
Youth Enrage
To strain and strive
Can't bail out
I never will
From the start
Never had that option
Youth Enrage
For all my life
Youth Enrage
To strain and strive
It will always be this hard
To fight the hypocritical mind
It will always be this hard
To fight the ignorant kind
Track Name: Human Power (CBGB)
(restricted)
Track Name: You're X'ed (Dirt Club)
I thought I'd found the scene
Straightedge, know what I mean?
But to you it was just a game
You call me friend
But you don't know my name
You're X'd
Get out of my life
How can you agree with me?
Did you think I didn't see?
You drink, you fuck behind my back
You're not my friend, I don't need your crap
You're X'd
Get out of my life

If you defend them
You're no better.

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