Lifesavers | Kiss of Life

The Lifesavors change name to just Lifesavers, as well as change a few members. Michael Knott takes over as the frontman at this point, too. Probably one of the most mellow Lifesavers albums out there. Contemporary music with a slight alternative/new wave punk edge.

The horse that Knott is riding on the cover is also the mother of the horse on the cover of Adam Again’s Perfecta album. Both horses were owned by Wendy Knott (aka Windy Lyre).

Michael Knott had this to say about the song “Dreamin'” in 2017: “So years ago in my 20’s I got popped for too many Vespa scooter tickets. Brian Healy got me out of the Santa Ana jail. I got three months of Cal-trans or trash pick up with a bright vest on the 405 and elsewhere. There were 10 or so of us getting gas in Tusten. The driver was out of the car, and some smart-a changed the driver’s radio station with a spin on the nob. All of the sudden, it was me singing this song on the Christian station at the time and some one said – after they heard it was the Lifesavers and a Christian station: ‘What the hell is this crap?'”

He also had this to say about a contribution idea that Doug Doyle had for the record on the song “Free Her”: “Doug said, let’s put some wizard of Oz o-i-o’s in this!” (see this clip of The Wizard of Oz).

Review: “Despite some highly respectable cuts, Knott would like to act like Lifesavors’ 1986 KISS OF LIFE never existed. If he has any say, this will never see a reissue.” (source unknown)

Other information:
Re-released in 1995 on Alarma Records with a slightly different cover.

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Michael Knott: Vocals, Electric and Acoustic Guitars, Keyboards, Percussion
Brian Doidge: Bass Guitar
Kevin Lee: Drums, Percussion
Label: Frontline Records
Format: Vinyl, Cassette
Released: 1986
Genre: Alternative Rock
Producer: Doug Doyle
Re-Issue: CD, 1995, Alarma Records
01) She’s on Fire 3:39 Knott  
02) I Pray You Pray 3:34 Lizotte, Robinson, & Akin Originally on Passion to Pass – Dirty Tricks
03) I Can’t Wait 3:42 Knott Originally on Idle Lovell – Surge et Illuminare
04) Choose to Be True 2:28 Knott  
05) Highway to Zion 3:02 Knott  
06) Dreamin’ 4:20 Knott  
07) Love Boy Love Girl 3:13 Knott  
08) Turn! Turn! Turn! 3:39 Pete Segar  
09) We Live for the Son 3:44 Knott  
10) Free Her 3:18 Knott  
11) See Me Fall 4:48 Knott  

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Older comments on “Lifesavers – Kiss of Life”

  1. Chris B on May 01, 2009 at 04:59 am said:

    I hate to say it… but I LOVE this one. I told Michael that at Cornerstone once, he kinda brushed me off after that. 🙂

  2. TopekaRoy on October 15, 2010 at 01:57 pm said:

    I don’t know why Michael is uncomfortable with this album. I love it. It’s a little dated, but at the time it came out it was better than a lot of mainstream secular alternative rock. Good lyrics and great hooks! The choruses get in your head and stay there.

  3. David Jacques on February 25, 2016 at 02:49 pm said:

    Loved the music. Where can I buy a current CD?

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