February 26, 2009
Punks for Profit Redo
I should've done my homework before I posted this record last week. After posting it it occurred to me that the vinyl rip I had wasn't the best, and I dug around and found a *much* better copy. Enjoy.
Life Sentence's debut full length album is bittersweet. These guys could've gone on to do wonderful things, but a bitter split occurred after this record, and legal battles, drug problems, homelessness, and all sorts of drama usually reserved for more successful rock stars basically tore them apart and ruined any chance of punk rock stardom. It's a real shame too, because this record slays. It's like 7 Seconds with rock swagger; a killer mix of punk attitude, hardcore tempos, and rock and roll guitar solos. A few years after this album, a revamped lineup released a second album and a 7", but I've never heard or seen those records. Feel free to direct me to them if you've got 'em. But seriously, this band's history is convoluted and complicated, and would probably make a fascinating book that no one would read.