Music > CD > CDs > 7 SECONDS

7 SECONDS
OURSELVES / SOULFORCE REVOLUTION (2CD DELUXE DIGIPAK)

Compact Disc Double
£16.50

Size

Chest (Inch)

Chest (CM)

-+
Due 19 July 2024
Item no. : QDISS20238CDD
Artist : 7 SECONDS
Product type : Compact Disc Double
Label : DISSONANCE
Release Date : 19 July 2024

DESCRIPTION

TRACK LIST

Formed in Reno, Nevada in 1980, 7 Seconds are an iconic name in hardcore punk circles, a band that pioneered US hardcore alongside the likes of such luminaries as Minor Threat, Dead Kennedys, Circle Jerks, Black Flag and Bad Brains – however 7 Seconds promoted a straight edge lifestyle and by the late 80s had moved beyond hardcore’s musical limitations, embracing a more straightforward sound, albeit with the same underlying core values. 

This pair of recordings are sometimes referred to as 7 Seconds ‘U2 era’, a slightly derogatory term which overlooks the band’s ambitious attempts to take hardcore in new directions, a path later embraced by the likes of Quicksand, At The Drive-In, Far, and in the modern era Turnstile and Angel Du$t. 7 Seconds frontman Kevin Seconds remains an inspirational figure in the hardcore scene, including carving out a formidable solo career, and as a somewhat reluctant figurehead for the straight edge scene and lifestyle. 

This release features exclusive liner notes from respected journalist Mark Freebase, with contributions from 7 Seconds contemporaries Joe D Foster - (Unity Ignite No For An Answer), Israel Joseph I - (Bad Brains Fireburn), Scoot Horton - (Awkward Thought / Shell Shock / The Kulprits) and journalist and superfan James Sherry

Trouserpress sums up this divisive period in 7 Seconds’ history as follows: “‘Ourselves’, recorded as a quartet, and the three-man ‘Soulforce Revolution’ are both state of the art: intelligent lyrics of personal and political consequence, moderately powerful singing, buzzing guitars and brisk tempos”. 
DISC 1:
Ourselves 
1. Escape And Run 
2. Far Away Friends 
3. Save Ourselves 
4. If I Abide 
5. Wish I Could Help 
6. Sleep (In Memory Of Robyn S. Schumacher) 
7. Sister 
8. Middleground 
9. When One Falls 
10. Some Sort Of Balance 
11. Seven Years 

DISC 2:
Soulforce Revolution 
1. Satyagraha 
2. Busy Little People 
3. I Can Sympathise 
4. It All Makes A Lot Less Sense Now 
5. Mother’s Day 
6. Tribute Freedom Landscape 
7. Copper Ledge 
8. Tickets To A Better Place 
9. 4 A.M. In Texas 
10. Soul To Keep (For Phillis) 
11. Swansong
Item successfully added to your basket