Fire, Blood, Water

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All Music Guide - Johnny Loftus
Champagne, IL's Living Blue used to be called the Blackouts, and released two records under that name for the Chicago-area imprint Lucid. But somewhere the title of their second album became their band name, too, and the Living Blue resurfaces on Minty Fresh with Fire, Blood, Water. If you're familiar with "I Have Found Mine" and "Next Train" from the album Living in Blue, then you'll recognize the sonics of Fire, Blood tracks like "State of Affairs" and "Murderous Youth," and "Serrated Friend." This is a band that suggests Mooney Suzuki as much as the late, great Material Issue, with songs that throb on heady '60s basslines, chaotic drums, and ragged guitars crossing ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Johnny Loftus
Champagne, IL's Living Blue used to be called the Blackouts, and released two records under that name for the Chicago-area imprint Lucid. But somewhere the title of their second album became their band name, too, and the Living Blue resurfaces on Minty Fresh with Fire, Blood, Water. If you're familiar with "I Have Found Mine" and "Next Train" from the album Living in Blue, then you'll recognize the sonics of Fire, Blood tracks like "State of Affairs" and "Murderous Youth," and "Serrated Friend." This is a band that suggests Mooney Suzuki as much as the late, great Material Issue, with songs that throb on heady '60s basslines, chaotic drums, and ragged guitars crossing indie rock with tones of the Zombies and Seeds. There's also some sweetness and fake British accenting to Steve Ucherek's vocals, adding to the Jim Ellison allusion. Fire, Blood, Water could use more dynamic stuff like "Greenthumb," the detached, 1980s-style "Tell Me Liza," or the simmering "Conquistador" to offset its batch of cranked-up, acid-squelch rockers, but as a record with one thing on its mind it's pretty solid.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 10/11/2005
  • Label: Minty Fresh
  • UPC: 796627006326
  • Catalog Number: 70063
  • Sales rank: 375,662

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 State of Affairs (4:12)
  2. 2 Murderous Youth (3:48)
  3. 3 Tell Me Leza (3:21)
  4. 4 Serrated Friend (4:17)
  5. 5 Greenthumb (3:50)
  6. 6 She Bleeds Pink (4:34)
  7. 7 Secrets (2:57)
  8. 8 One Beat (2:39)
  9. 9 Wishlist (3:34)
  10. 10 Conquistador (6:06)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
The Living Blue Primary Artist
Markus Schröder Drums, Group Member
Andrew Davidson Bass, Group Member
Steve Ucherek Guitar, Vocals, Group Member
Joe Prokop Guitar, Group Member
Mark Schroder Drums
Stephen Ucherek Guitar, Vocals
Technical Credits
Adam Schmitt Producer, Audio Production
Blaise Barton Mastering
Doug McBride Engineer
Mark Berlin Engineer
Shane Swinnea Artwork
The Living Blue Composer
George Balogi Engineer
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