LIFE TIME - Re-release...
1999 - Buddha Records - 7446599690 2
|1||BURNED BEYOND RECOGNITION||2:56|
|2||WHAT AM I DOING HERE?||3:21|
|3||1,000 TIMES BLIND||2:57|
|6||GUN IN MOUTH BLUES||8:57|
|7||YOU LOOK AT YOU||3:31|
|8||IF YOU'RE ALIVE||2:42|
|11||MOVE RIGHT IN||7:27|
Andrew Weiss - Bass
Sim Cain - Drums
Chris Haskett - Guitar
Henry Rollins - Vocal
Theo Van Rock - Hands of Thunder Mix Messiah
Recorded 11/87 by Geoff Clout at Off Beat Studios, Leeds, UK, mixed by Ian Mackaye
Mastered 9/99 by George Marino at Sterling Sound, NY, NY
Produced by Ian MacKaye
All songs by Rollins Band except *
All songs published by:
Rhythm Wreck/Wrack It Jams/Emaciated Music/2.13.61 Publishing (BMI) except *
*Do It (Sanderson/Hunter/Rudolf/Alder) MAM Music
*Earache My Eye (Chong/Marin/Delorme) India Music ASCAP
*Next Time (R.Berry)-BMG Music
Cover art: Stephen Myers
Thank You: Ian, Geoff, Mitch Bury of Adams Mass.
JOE COLE 4.10.61 - 12.19.91
Life Time is the first studio record by the Rollins Band.
We did our first practice on April 7, 1987 and went out
on a long tour of America and Europe. On the road we
wrote songs and got them put them into the set. By
late October we finished the shows in London and
went up to Leeds where Chris had a place to live and
booked time at the same place that he and I did the
Hot Animal Machine recordings a year before. I had no
producer for this record and feared that since everyone
in the band had strong opinions on how it all
should be done that if we tried to do it ourselves we
would do more harm than good. I called Ian MacKaye
and asked for help. He got on a plane and came right
out. That's Ian.
We got straight to work as we had little time or
money. All twelve songs were cut and mixed in a few
days. We would do a take and Ian would tell us that it
was good and we were moving on. When someone
would say that they wanted to do it over again, he listened
patiently and then said asked which song we
wanted to do next. We got it all done and dragged it
back to America for about 3,200 dollars. My, how
things have changed.
The album cover was drawn on the back of a diner
place mat by Stephen Myers as a gift for my then roommate
Laura. Only the offset reproduction of the piece
remains as the original went with her when she gave up
her room. She shot herself a few years ago.
The original CD release of Life Time contained only
tracks 1-9 plus assorted live material to take advantage
of the CD format. Tracks 10-12 were released as the Do
It EP. The CD version contained additional live tracks.
For this release I wanted to put all the studio tracks on
one CD so you would have the complete session.
Special thanks to Ian for coming to the rescue on
such short notice. Thanks to you for checking this out.
For the re-release of LIFE TIME, Rollins has reshuffled the material
previously available on the original versions of LIFE TIME
and DO IT. The re-release now contains the
entire LIFE TIME session, including three tracks previously available
on DO IT, and no live material. Sound quality is modestly improved,
but it is not a huge difference. Of the three re-releases out at this point,
I'm least excited by this one ... if you already have LIFE TIME and
DO IT, there is no rush to get this CD.
David Tenenbaum (03.01.00)