Lifesavers Underground | Wakin’ Up the Dead

This is the second album to be released by Blonde Vinyl Records, probably when it was started as a real label. The first version was released on cassette only, but was later re-released on CD. The album finds L.S.U. going adding a slightly more alternative feel to their gothic hard rock sound. Most consider this a great follow-up to Shaded Pain, while a few find it to be a regression.

Other information:
Re-released in 1991 on Blonde Vinyl Records with a different cover. Re-released in 1999 on M8 records with bonus songs (#12-18 are live from Cornerstone 1991 and #19-21 are live from Cornerstone 1993).


Lifesavers Underground - Wakin' Up the Dead cassette cover

Lifesavers Underground - Wakin' Up the Dead CD re-issue cover

 
L.S.U. Lifesavers Underground
Wakin’ Up the Dead (1989 Blonde Vinyl Records)
Produced by: Michael Knott

Michael Knott – Vocals, electric and acoustic guitars, cover painting
Michael Sauerbrey – Background vocals, bass guitar
Kevin Lee Annis – Drums and percussion
Neil Vorndran – Drums
Jamie J. Makarczyk – Bass
Dave from Amy – Guitar solo (“I Need You So”)

01) The Bomb 4:02 Knott  
02) Ocean Blue 3:37 Knott  
03) Touch 2:55 Knott  
04) House of Love 2:52 Knott  
05) Revival Nineties 3:40 Knott demo version is on Bomb Bay Babies – Volume 1
06) Carry Me to Cairo 3:05 Knott  
07) Come Alive Again 4:08 Knott  
08) Dancin’ in the Kettle 3:09 Knott  
09) I Need You So 3:24 Knott  
10) Nineties Tease 1:31 Knott  
11) Wakin’ Up the Dead 3:51 Knott demo version is on Bomb Bay Babies – Volume 1
The 1999 M8 re-issue includes these bonus songs (Live at Cornerstone Volume II):
12) Intro – this is just my life 0:45 concert chatter
13) Free Her 3:14 Knott Originally on Lifesavers – Kiss of Life
14) Jordan River 3:56 Knott Originally on Shaded Pain
15) I’m Torn 4:04 Knott Originally on Shaded Pain
16) Bye Bye Color 6:43 Knott Originally on Shaded Pain
17) Die Baby Die 2:32 Knott Originally on Shaded Pain
18) Ripped Off Record Companies 1:09 concert chatter
19) Benny 2:25 Knott Originally on LSU Cash in Chaos – World Tour
20) Hang Me High 7″07 Knott Originally on Screaming Brittle Siren
21) Shaded Pain 5:33 Knott Originally on Shaded Pain


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