03. Hoover Street
04. Black Lung
05. Life Won't Wait
06. New Dress
09. Crane Fist
10. Leicester Square
12. Who Would've Thought
13. Cash, Culture And Violence
15. The Wolf
17. Lady Liberty
18. Wrongful Suspicion
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Life Won't Wait
A year long project that took the band from San Francisco to Los Angeles, New York, New Orleans and Jamaica, Life Won't Wait has highlights that are as varied as they are rewarding. "Bloodclot" is a punk anthem as brawny as any ever recorded, replete with Lars' lyrical nods to Lee "Scratch" Perry and the Ramones. "Warsaw" and "New Dress" explore world-scale class struggle and out-and-out warfare. Of the two songs actually recorded in Jamaica, "Hoover Street" is a poignant addict's lament with sweet soulful vocal assists from Hepcat, while the title track features Tim and Lars sparring with dancehall kingpin Buju Banton against a canvas of urgent old school ska. Self-produced, culled from life experience, and played live in large measure, Life Won't Wait is as ambitious and independent as it gets.
Life Won't Wait
Produced by Tim Armstrong and Lars Frederiksen
Tim Armstrong- guitar, vocals. Lars Frederiksen- guitar, vocals. Matt Freeman- bass. Brett Reed- drums.
Mixed by Jerry Finn. Tim Armstrong and Thomas "T.J." Johnson mixed #5, 9,13,17.
Artwork and photography by Jesse Fischer.
Mastered by Bob Ludwig/Gateway Mastering Studios.
Chief Engineer: Thomas "T.J." Johnson
Recording Studios and second engineers:
Los Angeles: Sunset Sound (Cappy Japngie, Joe Zook, Howard Willing, Kevin Dean and Walter Mauceri): Bloodclot Studio (Tim Armstrong and Lars Frederiksen) Brooklyn Studios (ronnie Rivers): N.R.G. (Steve Mixdorf and John Ewing, Jr.): Ocean Way (John Tyree and Robi Banerji): Record Plant (Jon Mooney, Lior Goldenberg); The complex (Claus Trelby); New Orleans; American Sector (Jim Albert); Kingston, Jamaica; Penthouse Studio (Rohan "Jimjay" Stephens, Michael "Cooley" Cooper) New York: Coyote Studios (Albert Cayati, Orace Falconer) San Rafael: the Site (Michael Rosen, Kevin Smith). All songs written by Tim Armstrong plus: #2, 6, 9, 10, 20, written by Tim Armstrong and Lars Frederiksen. #5 written by Tim Armstrong, Lars Frederiksen, Vic Ruggiero and Buju Banton. #8 written by Tim Armstrong, Lars Frederiksen and Vic Ruggiero. #22 written by Tim Armstrong, Lars Frederiksen, and Dr. Israel. Guest musicians and add'tl. Vocalists: Vic ruggiero: B3 on #5. 8, 9, 11, 13, 18, 21; piano on #5, 9, 12, 14, 18, 21; percussion on #5, 18 and guitar on #12. Intro- harmonica: Lester Butler. Bloodclot "Hey-Ho's": B.J., Tim Shaw, Kristin, Krisapline, Howie Pyro, and Marky Ramone. Hoover St. - vocals: Greg Lee, Alex Desert; piano: Eric Stefani. Life Won't Wait- add'tl. vocals: Buju Banton. New Dress: -vocals: D.J. Q-Maxx 420 (Marq Lyn). Hooligans - add'tl. vocals:Lynval Golden, Neville Staples; guitar: Roddy Byers. Leicester Square - vocals: Ollie Lettgenau. Backslide - vocals: Will Wheaton; horns: Mark Mullins, Dave Hillyard, Jamil Sharif. Who Would've Thought - percussion: Thomas Johnson. Cash, Culture and Violence - add'tl. vocals: Dicky Barrett. Cocktails - harmonica: Santo Fazio. The Wolf - vocals: Ollie Lettgenau. Wrongful Suspicion - horns: Mark Millins, Dave Hillyard, Jamil Sharif. Turntable - guitar: Simon "Barsinister" Chardiet. Something In The World Today - vocals: Roger Miret. Corazon de Oro - vocals: Will Wheaton. Coppers - vocals: Dr. Israel; steel drum; Steve Perkins. All songs published by I Want To Go Where The Action Is Music (BMI) except #5 published by I Want To Go Where The Action Is Music (BMI)/ Victor Ruggiero (BMI)/ Polygram International, Inc./ Germain Music/ Gargamel Music (BMI). #8, 18 published by I Want To Go Where The Action Is Music (BMI)/ Victor Ruggiero (BMI). #16 published by I Want To Go Where The Action Is Music (BMI)/Maggotunes (BMI). #22 published by I Want To Go Where The Action Is Music (BMI)/Numbers(ASCAP). Howie Pyro appears courtesy of Columbia Records. Dicky Barrett appears courtesy of Mercury Records. Buju Banton appears courtesy of Island Records Inc. Steve Perkins appears courtesy of Warner Bros. Records. Vic Ruggiero, Dave Hillyard, Marq Lyn, Greg Lee and Alex Desert appear courtesy of Hellcat Records. Lynval Golden, Neville Staples and Roddy Byers appear courtesy of Way Cool Music/ MCA Records. Dr Israel appears courtesy of Trumystic Records. Marky Ramone appears courtesy of Radioactive Records. Tim Shaw appears courtesy of Indecision Records.
Management: John Silva/Gold Mountain Ent.
Excerpts from the book "Bakunin on Anarchism", edited by Sam Dolgoff & published by Black Rose Books, have been cited here with the kind permission of the publisher. See ya RANCID
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US Rel. Date: 07/14/1998
EU Rel. Date: 06/30/1998
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Average Fan Rating: 4.60