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:
Originally released with two covers in 1989 (one regular, one limited edition of 500 copies). Re-released in 1991 on Blonde Vinyl Records with a variation of the 1989 regular 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). Re-released in 2019 on vinyl and CD with new cover painting.


Lifesavers Underground - Wakin' Up the Dead cassette cover Lifesavers Underground - Wakin' Up the Dead CD re-issue cover Lifesavers Underground - Wakin' Up the Dead vinyl re-issue cover Lifesavers Underground - Wakin' Up the Dead Retroactive Records re-issue cover


Label: Blonde Vinyl Records
Format: Cassette
Released: 1989
Genre: Alternative Rock
Producer: Michael Knott
Re-Issue: CD, Cassette; 1992; Blonde Vinyl Records
Re-Issue: CD; 1999; M8 Records
Re-Issue: CD, Vinyl; 2019; Retroactive Records / Blonde Vinyl Records

Michael Knott: Vocals, Electric and Acoustic Guitars, Cover Paintings
Michael Sauerbrey: Background Vocals, Bass Guitar
Kevin Lee Annis: Drums, 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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Lifesavers Underground - Wakin' Up the Dead (1992 CD tray)


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