Monday, January 20, 2014

Still Life


I have been meaning to post Still Life for a long while now because I think that they shaped and defined the 90's emo unlike any other band.

The three-piece band Still Life came from California and existed from 1989 to 2003. They were known as Monster Club until 1991 and changed their name when the original singer Rick Rodney went on to join Strife. Still Life released a lot of material over the years on labels such as Ebullition, Sunflower Tribe (the band's own label), Rhetoric Records and a few more.

Still Life had a very huge influence on the sound of 90's emo. The early material, especially From Angry Heads With Skyward Eyes, is a memorial in the history of emo hardcore. The later material is much more experimental and is not referred to as often, but still good.


Empty Cage from From Angry Heads With Skyward Eyes


The Incredible Sinking Feeling... (2003)
01. Wishful Thinking (Slowly Sinking)
02. Breathe
03. Simple
04. Pumpkinseed Teeth, Seaweed Antlers
05. Hole Like The Sky
06. Great The Bringer Of Pain
07. Abandon Hope All Who Enter
08. Godforsaken
09. The Mostly Southerly Verticle Sun
10. Mute

Limitations, Boundaries And Failures (2002)
01. No One Is Free
02. Into Fruition
03. Sometimes
04. Overworked
05. My, Oh My

Madness And The Gackle (1998)
01. Fool
02. A Sunset Walk To The Cliff
03. Old English Eight-Hundred
04. Worked
05. Dopamine
06. Useless
07. Looks Like Tomorrow
08. Sweet Demise
09. The Straydog Lullaby
10. Fill The Oceans

Still Life & Resin (1997)
01. Broken Boy
02. El Cucui Esta Aqui
03. Perdoneme Madre
04. Book On You
* Still Life tracks only

Still Life & Cerberus Shoal (1996)
01. Still Life - Looks Like Tomorrow
02. Cerberus Shoal - Lighthouse In Athens Part 1

Still Life & Jara (1995)
01. Still Life - Pecola Breedlove
02. Still Life - Memorial
03. Still Life - A Fieldmouse Lullaby
04. Still Life - Angel
05. Jara - Obsolete
06. Jara - My Own Private Lieutenant Cally
07. Jara - Power Chant
08. Jara - Faith

Slow Children At Play (1994)
01. Tree
02. The Push And The Pull
03. Small

Still Life (1994)
01. Sometimes
02. Outside Looking In

From Angry Heads With Skyward Eyes (1993)
01. Empty Cage
02. Truth
03. Weak Foundations
04. In Time
05. A Song About Love
06. Kill No More
07. Tomorrow Brings
08. Minute Falling
09. Sunrise Sunset
10. Burning Like Bridges Behind Us...

Still Life & Evergreen (1993)
01. Still Life - Barriers
02. Evergreen - 250 Dollar Loser
03. Evergreen - Bully Rag

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for sharing, I like to listen before buy!!!

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