Saturday, February 20, 2010

SACRED DENIAL-life's been getting to me LP(1985)

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1.what religion liar
3.better way to die
4.Why can't we be friends
5.we're all weird
6.Easter Sunday
7.born free
8.pissed at the world's getting to me
10.sacred denial
11.sticks and stones in a long coat

Sacred Denial were from Clifton NJ(a suburb that is very close to where I'm living now). The band had a pretty bad reputation, mainly due to the fact that they were from the great state of Jersey. New Jersey hardcore back then was known for its nerdy, cheese ball approach, and its wackiness that wasn't always as clever as the dudes playing it maybe thought it was. I avoided most NJ hardcore 'cept for maybe A.O.D. for a long time.
The crazy thing about this record is how unbelievably awesome it is. Its generic in every sense of the word, but just thrash's through as though it was Jerry's Kids "my world". Seriously... this is a real under the radar, ignored, obscure tooth and chip thrash record that should be enjoyed by hardcore lovers worldwide. "what religion" , "pissed at the world" and "pro-liar" are tasty, catchy rippers that are the stand outs for me on this yummy platter.
This is exactly what hardcore was meant to sound like in the 1980's. Don't be fooled by the bands other records though.. they just don't compare, not even by 50%.
I was turned onto these guys while living in S.F. by my neighbor and friend Eric Meade. Dude made me tapes loaded with some of the best hc I've to this day ever heard. Thanks Eric, I owe you for sure.

Pro liar

president of the united states is what i'd like to be
I'll determine all your fates, a president's what I'd like to be
gonna build a brand new nation

I'll be very honest
I won't let you down
while I wear the crown
you'll be proud of me
Just you wait and see

I won't interfere with your private lives
in the white house I'll thrive
have your own jobs

everything will be alright
everything will be just fine

and we will fight against all those
who stand in the way
of America with the new upgrade defense
and won''t have nothing to worry about
we'' have to tighten our belts
and do the best we can
so just sit back, relax
and let me take complete control

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  1. Ant from this band went onto Lucys Trance, signed to Atlantic but dropped b4 they made a record. Later on he did an album under the band name 'Johnny & the Has Beens' featuring some hardcore notables (and me-we were good friends). It's up for download on the web somewhere. He died in '98' Sucks. He was a great guy and was still into the local music scene up until he passed.

  2. How did he die? Sad to hear. thanks for the additional info.


  3. The "Extra Strength Tylenol Anyone" LP is good, too. This band never got an ounce of respect.

  4. great record!!!! I can hear the Jerrys kids in it.

  5. This is a massive thrash LP.
    I'd bought the "north of order" LP semi recently and was not impressed. I wish it was this one that I'd found.
    thank you for the music.


  6. Great record. Although i disagree with the other Vinnie about North of the Order. I think that's the band's finest moment. It just all came together on that album. Sifting Through Remains is an underrated crossover record as well. Great band who never released a bad album.


  7. no way are those "metal" LPs as good as this one. None of the bands stuff is.


  8. I'm gonna have to relisten to those others. The tylenol record as I recall had more of a UK feel to it?
    The other two you guys are talking about def seemed metal(as far as I can recall). This was my fav for sure... pure thrash..east coast style.


  9. "Sifting Through Remains" is a really awesome song. I dont remember the LP too much, but the actual SONG is a crossover masterpiece.

  10. so, what, you didnt like Mental Abuse, Fatal Rage or Chronic Sick? Plz xpln...

  11. "I avoided most NJ hardcore 'cept for maybe A.O.D. for a long time. "

    Didn't really hear Mental Abuse or any of those bands until maybe 1988 or 1989.

  12. What a great record, some amazing tracks.