Lifesavers Underground
Lifesavers Underground (aka L.S.U. and L.S. Underground) is one of the major ground breaking bands in Christian music history. LSU was really always Michael Knott and whoever he could get to play with him on various albums.

The sound of LSU has changed through the years, but it can always be described as aggressive alternative. Other influences are also evident on each release, from gothic to grunge to industrial. Grape Prophet and World Tour also seem to have been heavily influenced by Echo & the Bunnymen and the Red Hot Chili Peppers. Shaded Pain is still considered a classic album, as it is really the album that open up the doors for Christian artists to talk openly and honestly about the pain of life.

L.S. Underground continues to be somewhat active, recently releasing their heaviest album to date with PTSD.
  Lifesavers Underground
Lifesavers Underground

Pre-Blonde Vinyl Career
Started off as The Lifesavors, before changing their name to Lifesavers Underground and releasing the classic Shaded Pain album. See the full L.S.Underground discography for more details.

ACM Journal #1 listed a new album for L.S. Underground coming out in Fall 1989 on Crystal Records, but that might have been speculation (or an early name for Blonde Vinyl Records).

Blonde Vinyl Releases
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Wakin' up the Dead
TP2006 (1989)
Produced by Michael Knott

Michael Knott - vocals, electric and acoustic guitars
Michael Sauerbrey - background vocals, bass guitar
Kevin Lee Annis - drums and percussion

Neal Vorndran - drums
Jamie J. Makarczyk - bass
Dave from Amy - guitar solo

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
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

Other Information:
This was the original, cassette only release - limited to 500 copies.


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This is the Healing
BVCD3212 (1991)
Produced by Michael Knott

Michael Knott - vocals, guitars, bass, drum programming
Michael Sauerbrey - bass
Jeff Sebens - guitar
Robert Mayer - Roland R5 tech
Mike Misiuk - Roland R5 to tape tech
Bridget Knott - background vocals

01) Miracle 4:56 Knott
02) War 5:03 Knott
03) Suicide 3:54 Knott
04) Not a Cuss Word 5:20 Knott
05) Hummingbird 3:19 Knott
06) Loved One 2:28 Knott
07) Shallow 5:12 Knott
08) Chucky 3:33 Knott
09) G.G.G. 5:07 Knott
10) This is the Healing 4:36 Knott

Other Information:
Michael Knott was also involved with the Lifesavers and Windy Lyre at this time.


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Wakin' up the Dead [re-issue]
BVCD3362 (1991)
Produced by Michael Knott

Michael Knott - vocals, electric and acoustic guitars
Michael Sauerbrey - background vocals, bass guitar
Kevin Lee Annis - drums and percussion

Neal Vorndran - drums
Jamie J. Makarczyk - bass
Dave from Amy - guitar solo

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
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

Other Information:
The Blonde Vinyl re-release of this is re-mastered, with a different cover from the 1989 cassette release.

Michael Knott was also involved with the Lifesavers and Windy Lyre at this time.


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Grape Prophet
BVCD3422 (1992)
Produced by Michael Knott

Caryn Colbert - background vocals
Chuck Cummings - drums
Brian Doidge - lead and rhythm guitars
Steve Hindalong - percussion, voice of Grape Prophet
Michael Knott - vocals, guitars, additional bass
Dan Michaels - saxophone on "Back To The Orchard"
Mike Sauerbrey - bass

01) Ellis In The Orchard 4:31 Knott
02) Travels 3:10 Knott
03) The Fold 3:59 Knott
04) Wino Of The Red Is Stained 3:53 Knott
05) The Grape Prophet Speaks 2:18 Knott
06) English Interpreter Of English 3:45 Knott
07) Ellis Speaks With Prophets 3:13 Knott
08) A Group Of Prophets Predict The Picker's Future Without Them 3:36 Knott
09) She Said 3:30 Knott
10) Back To The Orchard 4:39 Doidge

Other Information:
Michael Knott was also involved with Fluffy at this time.

Blonde Vinyl Compilation Appearances
L.S. Underground Videos
L.S.U. - Bye Bye Colour (live)
L.S.U. - Hummingbird
L.S.U. - She Said
L.S.U. - The Bomb / Not a Cussword (live)
L.S.U. - Wino of the Red is Stained

Siren Records Releases
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Cash in Chaos - World Tour
SRCD3582 (1993)
Produced by Michael Knott

Michael Knott - vocals
Brian Doidge - guitars
Erick coomes - bass
Ed Benrock - drums

01) The Shell 3:46 Knott
02) Benny 2:44 Knott, Coomes
03) Pound of Flesh 6:30 Knott
04) Confusion 3:15 Knott
05) Red Swine 5:14 Knott, Doidge
06) Radio Satan 6:04 Knott
07) Yellow Sun 1:49 Knott, Doidge
08) There's a Time 5:12 Knott
09) Spice of Life 2:58 Knott
10) Everything 5:03 Doidge

Other Information:
LSU was changing names to Cash in Chaos at this time, but the name change didn't stick.

Post-Blonde Vinyl Career
Knott continued L.S. Underground on and off, releasing several albums. See the full L.S.Underground discography for more details.

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This is the Healing [re-issue]
M8 Records (1999)
Produced by Michael Knott

Michael Knott - vocals, guitars, bass, drum programming
Michael Sauerbrey - bass
Jeff Sebens - guitar
Robert Mayer - Roland R5 tech
Mike Misiuk - Roland R5 to tape tech
Bridget Knott - background vocals

01) Miracle 4:56 Knott
02) War 5:03 Knott
03) Suicide 3:54 Knott
04) Not a Cuss Word 5:20 Knott
05) Hummingbird 3:19 Knott
06) Loved One 2:28 Knott
07) Shallow 5:12 Knott
08) Chucky 3:33 Knott
09) G.G.G. 5:07 Knott
10) This is the Healing 4:36 Knott
Re-issue bonus songs:
11) G.G.G. remix 4:55 Knott
12) She Lies (Bomb Bay Babies) 4:27 Knott
13) I Can't Wait (Idle Lovell) 3:57 Knott


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Wakin' up the Dead [re-issue]
M8 Records (1999)
Produced by Michael Knott

Michael Knott - vocals, electric and acoustic guitars
Michael Sauerbrey - background vocals, bass guitar
Kevin Lee Annis - drums and percussion

Neal Vorndran - drums
Jamie J. Makarczyk - bass
Dave from Amy - guitar solo

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
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
2000 M8 re-issue bonus songs (Live At Cornerstone '91 & '93 Vol. 2):
12) Intro - this is Just My Life (live) 0:45
13) Free Her (live) 3:14 Knott
14) Jordan River (live) 3:56 Knott
15) I'm Torn (live) 4:03 Knott
16) Bye, Bye Color (live) 6:43 Knott
17) Die Baby Die (live) 2:32 Knott
18) Ripped Off By Record Companies (live) 1:09
19) Benny (live) 2:25 Knott
20) Hang Me High (live) 7:07 Knott
21) Shaded Pain (live) 5:33 Knott

Comments about Lifesavers Underground
Ah this is so part of me, I listened to this music all my youth and I need to get a copy of them again!

Comment posted by Zane Erickson on Friday, July 27, 2007 at 09:14 AM
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