Tuesday, July 10, 2007

Life's Blood Defiance 7" and 1988 Demo

Here is the Life’s Blood “Defiance” 7” along with the 1988 Demo recorded at Don Fury.

7inchpunk.com also posted the 7” so you can compare this rip with theirs and see which you like better. Jay (Jason O’Toole) gave me the green light to post this (MiddleAgedYouth.com had posted it too, but removed it, prompting me to ask Jay if he cared if it got posted).

Random trivia about this record: I happened to be at Dave Stein’s apartment when the first shipment of Defiance arrived in the mail. A couple lucky friends and I got to buy the first ones out of the box. I remember Dave talking about how he thought Maximum Rock'N'Roll would probably give Life’s Blood a better review than many NYHC bands, because he thought they would "Iike the packaging" and because the songs critique a lot of BS in the NYHC scene at the time. He was totally right on. MRR gave it a great review. The look and feel of the cover and inserts look everything but NYHC circa late 80s. Speaking of packaging,another bit of trivia: According to a source close the situation at the time, the cover of this 7″ was made on stolen card stock. MRR’s review, of course, was due to more than the packaging. The music was right on and the lyrics critiqued a lot o’ crap going on in the NY scene then. The only minor MRR complaint (according to Dave K. was that Tim Yohanan said that “Catch our Breath” just sounded so obviously like Blitz that it “it just couldn’t be forgiven.” Dave claims Life’s Blood never played the song life again. I don’t know. For more info on Life’s Blood, see the Middle Aged Youth post.

Eventually I’m going to post a live LB show at CBGB’s as well as some other random LB tracks that I have.

Sorry folks! I've deleted the Life's Blood 7" at the request of Neil, as I understand it is going to be re-released via Prank records. When I have more information I'll post that here. (Hmmm, digital re-release. Does this mean my original vinyl 7" goes UP or DOWN in value? Hard to say. The punk rock futures market is one big roller coaster in today's digital age.)

1988 Demo

The demo is all on one mp3 file so here is the song list:
Maximum Security
Left Behind
Never Make A Change
Stick To It
Not For The Weak
Youth Enrage

Defiance Visuals:
Cover (large)
Insert scans coming soon. My files got messed up.
Insert 1
Insert 2


Blogger Papst Benedikt XVI said...

the songlist is wrong! there are just 5 tracks and they are like this:
1. maximum security
2. youth enrage
3. guilty as charged
4. catch our breath
5. stick to it

July 14, 2007 10:21 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thank you for the LB-Stuff, quite hard to find. :)

May 20, 2008 10:02 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Had this 7" years ago. Great to hear it again. Thanks for sharing!!
Kyle from Costa Mesa, CA

April 05, 2009 10:59 PM  
Anonymous JO'T said...

It's official - the long awaited Life's Blood discography will finally be released by Prank Records this year. From what I'm told, this is going to be an absolute masterpiece and I am confident that you will want to add this to your collection (i.e. investment portfolio). Enjoy your summer and bookmark Prank Records website because it'll be out in a few months, and in these uncertain times you won't want to miss this once in a lifetime opportunity to own vinyl! A "sound" investment.

Or, you might just enjoy playing it over and over and scratching it up as much as you please, because after all, you can't take it with you.

Your pal,

June 04, 2014 7:25 PM  

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