Friday, February 13, 2009

Life Sentence - 1985-1989




I'm pretty sure this is everything Life Sentence ever recorded. The self titled album is an absolute hardcore classic, and part of my high school soundtrack back in 1987. Damn i'm old.

Life Sentence Collection


From the Kill From the Heart site:
Life Sentence was a hardcore band from Chicago, Illinois. The band got its start in 1984, with the lineup of Joe Losurdo (bass), Eric Brockman (guitar), Tom O'Connor (drums), and Ray Morris (vocals, previously in Six Feet Under). Midway through recording their debut record, the rest of the band dumped their singer and continued as a three-piece. The record, a self-titled 12", was finished in 1987, and released on Chicago label Walkthrufyre. Later, the band split into two groups, both calling themselves "Life Sentence." The split was hardly friendly (see the lyrics to "Win, Lose, or Sue"), and one side actually sued the other. Brockman, the winner of the lawsuit, recruited Jeff Hauck on bass and Gustav Chumpske Roman on drums for the No Experience Necessary album, released in 1989. The band continued playing until the early 90s.

15 comments:

  1. They released a 7" after their 2nd LP. I used to have it, but sold it because it sucked. I didn't even rip it because it was so bad.

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  2. "More Punks for Profit", that's what that 7" was called. I eBayed it and got only $2.50 for it.

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  3. I always stayed clear of that 7". Guess i made the right choice.

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  4. The first Life Sentence EP or LP, whichever you want to call it, is where it's at (tracks 1-10). The lineup changed after that and drugs plagued the band from what I remember. The music of course suffered after that.

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  5. there is also song on a mystic comp, we got party, that is a different version of one of the lp tracks.

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  6. THANK YOU SIR... I HAVE BEEN SEARCHING SINCE JR HIGH!!

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  7. I met a guy in the band in a men's shelter in Chicago while volenteering. I beleive it was Eric Brockman because he said he played guitar and sang a little. You could tell he was messed up from drugs, but he was cool. He talked to me about music and said he was a hardcore punk. He told me to look up his band Life Sentance.

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  8. One of my favorite bands as a teen. Thanks for posting.

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  9. Eric B. was a huge talent that wasted it all on dope. Sad--I knew his folks, and he broke their hearts.

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  10. I grew up with Eric--considered him my best pal until he moved to Chicago. Met up with him in the early 80's again...sad to see him go this way. Not worth it, and his folks were good people.

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  11. They recorded a demo prior to the 1st LP. I think it was supposed to be the 1st LP. It had Ray on vocals, and it was very, very good. They kicked him out of the band while on tour and re-recorded most of the songs for the LP and split the vocal duties between Eric and Joe. Ray's voice was perfect for the band. I've got the demo, but the quality has deteriorated over the years.

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  12. Where can I download this discography ??

    greetings
    JXC

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  13. Is track 30 missing for anyone else?
    I downloaded this and it was.

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  14. I just got the More Punks For Profit 7" yesterday for a dollar. It's pretty bad.....but upon Googling the band, i found this post and can now erase my memory of that ep with the awesome full-length. so thanks!

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