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Lifetime

Lifetime: Hello BastardsHello Bastards (1995)
Jade Tree Records

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Contributed by: fatheadMark Williams
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Talk about ahead of your time. Lifetime released this powerful little gem before Saves the Day had their driver's licence. What do ya know, Lifetime breaks up, move on to other things, and some little snots proceed to swipe their sound and hit it big. Enough of that, now to the album. Plain and.
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Talk about ahead of your time. Lifetime released this powerful little gem before Saves the Day had their driver's licence. What do ya know, Lifetime breaks up, move on to other things, and some little snots proceed to swipe their sound and hit it big. Enough of that, now to the album.

Plain and simple, punk doesn't get much better. Every song has at least one amazing moment, and for most of them, the amazing moment lasts all 2 minutes and 30 seconds. Headbashing speeds that often slow down to poppier rock songs, then as quickly as they changed first, it's back to the ranting and rockin'. It's all here. Tempo changes to keep you in tune at all times, heartfelt lyrics, a unique, powerful voice, and some very catchy hooks. "Anchor","It's not Funny Anymore", "Irony is for Suckers", "Ostricized",well, I'm not gonna name them all, but you get the idea.This band, along with Jawbreaker, has helped change the face of punk rock. It breaks my hardcore heart to know that neither are around anymore. Before you camp out in line for Saves the Day's new album, buy "Hello Bastards".

 

 
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Progressivegamer44 (October 12, 2013)

"the best melodic hardcore album i've ever heard. on the last day of school me and my friend michael took some adderall before school and i listened to this album all day while i was taking the finals and it felt like the bones in my face were bending."

You're cool as fucking shit kid, you're so bad! Taking adderall and listening to a punk album.

Give me a fucking break, pussy ass shit. Go find attentio elsewhere you sad sorry fuck.

DangerMolotovArmstrong (August 19, 2010)

the best melodic hardcore album i've ever heard. on the last day of school me and my friend michael took some adderall before school and i listened to this album all day while i was taking the finals and it felt like the bones in my face were bending.

hamonrye (May 28, 2010)

love love love

GodzGardener1 (March 10, 2009)

This is a great record. The thing that annoys me is rather than completely evaluating the record and the band in this review, you bash STD. So what if they sounded like Lifetime on "Can't Slow Down"? They sure as hell didn't on any of their other records.

goodbye_kid (November 23, 2008)

Awesome Husker Du cover. Love it.

Will_StrungOut (May 19, 2008)

But the truth is, this album got me into Lifetime AND Husker Du, so I owe it a lot.

Will_StrungOut (May 19, 2008)

Although this album's great, it's sad that I think the best song is It's Not Funny Anymore..cause it's a Husker Du cover. Lifetime do it pretty awesomely though

TommyPickles (March 20, 2008)

It's really hard for me to pick a favorite Lifetime album but Hello Bastards is really good.

Anonymous (January 23, 2006)

best band

Anonymous (December 31, 2005)

Alright, jsut for the record, if you're a true music fan you would be beyond the whole name calling and copy cat thing. These artists put out this music for us (the fans), if you like it then you like and if you don't then you don't. STD is clearly not riding the coat-tails of this band, ya 'Can't Slow Down' sounds very similar but, like others have stated before it only takes one band to revolutionize a genre or specific sound. If "Lifetime" were so revolutionary compared to STD than why did they break up? Just enjoy the music for what it is thats what the artists would of wanted us too, all this type of music hits people in different ways. Personally I like both bands jsut as much for different reasons. I was recently at a Saves show, and it blew me away. So everyone can just stop being dumb and complaining about bands and music and just enjoy it for what it is, that's why the music was made in the first place.

Anonymous (December 21, 2005)

Awesome album. Along with "Ass Cobra" and "Destroy Oh! Boy" -two very dissimlar albums with this one, if you ask me-, this is the best more or less straight punk album of the 90's, not Rancid, Offspring or Green Day. Pure emotional punk rock.
I don't know if they call it emo or anything else, but it do acomplishes in creating a moving mood.
The best here is "The Gym is neutral Territory", a masterpiece of song.
Their next album, Jersey's, is filled with more generic punk pop, but the song "Theme Song for a new basement...", just blows me away; what a fucking brilliant song. If a band like AFI only had a song of this caliber, i'll show my respects to them instead of dismiss them as Uninspired MTV punk.

PD: A masterpiece of album, nuff said.

benz (July 1, 2005)

Amazing album. Review lacks only because it spends more time bashing Saves the Day for being a copycat band than it does actually explaining why this is awesome.

-benz

Anonymous (March 2, 2005)

Fathead is gay

ObeyYourParents (June 2, 2004)

Goodness this is a nice record. It reminds me of a mixture of Jawbreaker and Gorilla Biscuits (Both, key bands)...Jawbiscuits. This is, without a doubt, their best release (In my opinion). So many classics, and a nice Husker Du cover. How can you go wrong?

Anonymous (May 17, 2004)

dan yemin is brilliant. his whole hardcore carreer (lifetime, kid dynamite, paint it black) is worth getting into.

Anonymous (April 5, 2004)

I think we should all re-iterate how great Lifetime were.

I loved Boxer, yeah they sounded like Lifetime, but come on, they were a million times better than STD.

Anonymous (January 31, 2004)

How come no one ever compares Boxer to Lifetime. At least Saves the Day moved on.

Kid_Dynamite (February 16, 2003)

one of my favorite records ever! so many bands try to copy them... but fail...

Anonymous (October 7, 2002)

My favorite record ever.
P.S STD can suck it

Huey (January 30, 2002)

sitting here in my room scrutinized by the gossip of the high school hallways, i turn on hello bastards, punk out, calm down, and realize that everything is going to be ok. how lame am i. lol

Anonymous (December 12, 2001)

Agreed. Along with Hope by the Descendents, Irony is for Suckers is my favorite song... ever.
-Rod Jeremy

Anonymous (December 5, 2001)

I hate ALL Saves the Day shit, and fucking love Lifetime. This isn't just one of the best melodic hardcore releases ever, it's one of the best releases ever period.

....Evildeadalive

exhaustra (October 8, 2001)

You are correct, sir. This is the best melodic hardcore LP EVER, even beating out Gorilla Biscuits "Start Today" in my book.

punk_kid (July 21, 2001)

alright. yes lifetime is much better than saves the day. however how can u love this shit and then say u hate EARLY saves the day shit? its almost the exact same. whatever. lifetime kicks ass.

coldjuly (July 19, 2001)

Ahhhh good ol lifetime!! The best melodic hardcore band EVER!!! Saves the day??? just a dissapointment to the punk scene. Nobody can duplicate lifetime...So dont even try.

Anonymous (May 27, 2001)

Good album, too!!!

Anonymous (May 27, 2001)

ya know, saves the day used to sound like lifetime, but i dont think they do now, personally i think theyve brought the genre further, but if lifetime were still around, MAN! can you imagine how HUGE they would be now?
I was at a saves the day and people in the audience kept yelling "Lifetime!" and the singer yelled backed at them. Needless to say they are sick of the references.
I mean, truthfully, every once in a while you get a band who changes a style or introduces a new one, but all the others are just copying older bands, so its not really smart ot single out STD like that.
(personally, i think a better example of ripping off other bands would be Pennywise and Offspring blatantly ripping off of Bad Religion, and some of Offspring's stuff being Nirvana rips. Have you noticed they have one song on almost every album that rips off of Come As You Are?)

fathead (April 12, 2001)

yaeh, they dont sound that much alike. i just get a kick by making fun of boy bands.

Anonymous (April 12, 2001)

yah, lifetime is a good band, and this cd is great, but in your reference to saves the day, i like them a whole lot better, and personally, i think that the singer of saves the day sounds better. but thats just my opinion. and the two bands dont even sound that much alike

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