August 31, 2019

Rollins Band - Life Time (1988) ☠

Country: U.S.A.
Genre: Post Hardcore
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☠: Selected by Buccaneer
© 1988 Texas Hotel
AllMusic Review by Chris True
When Henry Rollins emerged from the breakup of Black Flag, many thought he couldn't be successful without guitarist Greg Ginn. If nothing else, Life Time proves the detractors wrong. With Ian MacKaye of Fugazi in the production chair, Rollins Band was able to distance themselves from Black Flag with a tight, visceral, and sometimes bluesy album. While more abrasive than later Rollins Band releases, this is worth picking up to better understand the progression of Rollins Band's unique style of emotional funk metal. Remastered and re-released in 1999, the CD has a better sound, but it sacrifices the live tracks (which appear on the original Texas Hotel CD release). The outtakes from the Life Time sessions, however -- "Do It," "Move Right In," and "Nest Time," originally released as the album Do It in 1988 -- are included.

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