Life Time (Rollins Band album)

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Life Time
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Studio album by Rollins Band
Released 1987
1999 (Reissue)
Recorded Off Beat Studios, Leeds, UK
Kortrijk, Belgium
Genre Post-hardcore, punk rock, alternative metal
53:40 (Reissue)
Label Texas Hotel
Buddah (Reissue)
Producer Ian MacKaye
Rollins Band chronology
Drive by Shooting
(1987) Drive by Shooting1987
Life Time
Do It
(1987) Do It1987

Life Time is the first full-length studio album by Rollins Band, fronted by ex-Black Flag singer, Henry Rollins. The album was produced by Ian MacKaye, well known in the genre of hardcore punk for his work with Minor Threat and as co-owner of the Dischord record label. MacKaye was also a childhood friend of Rollins, who acted as a roadie for MacKaye's band The Teen Idles. It was originally released in 1987 and included four live tracks recorded in Kortrijk, Belgium in October 1987. It was subsequently re-mastered and re-released in 1999 without the live tracks, but with the addition of three session tracks from the Do It album of 1987. The 2014 reissue on Dischord includes the live tracks but not the bonus tracks included on the 1999 reissue .


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Track listing (1987 original, 2014 vinyl reissue)

  1. "Burned Beyond Recognition" - 2:56
  2. "What Am I Doing Here?" - 3:21
  3. "1,000 Times Blind" - 2:57
  4. "Lonely" - 4:16
  5. "Wreck-Age" - 5:33
  6. "Gun in Mouth Blues" - 8:57
  7. "You Look at You" - 3:31
  8. "If You're Alive" - 2:42
  9. "Turned Out" - 5:57
  10. "What Am I Doing Here?" - 3:20
  11. "intro" - 1:19
  12. "Burned Beyond Recognition" - 2:51
  13. "Move Right In" - 8:34
  14. "Hot Animal Machine II" - 8:36
- Recorded live in Kortrijk, Belgium (October 16, 1987)

Track listing (1999 reissue)

  1. "Burned Beyond Recognition" - 2:56
  2. "What Am I Doing Here?" - 3:21
  3. "1,000 Times Blind" - 2:57
  4. "Lonely" - 4:16
  5. "Wreck-Age" - 5:33
  6. "Gun in Mouth Blues" - 8:57
  7. "You Look at You" - 3:31
  8. "If You're Alive" - 2:42
  9. "Turned Out" - 5:57
  10. "Do It" - 2:43
  11. "Move Right In" - 7:27
  12. "Next Time" - 3:20


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