Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
Fields of Yesterday
Genres: Pop, Rock, Metal
Lillian Axe maintains their longevity with the release of Fields Of Yesterday. The band has had the CD on the back burner for some time now. The disc comprises twelve unreleased tracks covering a four-year segment (1989... more »
Lillian Axe maintains their longevity with the release of Fields Of Yesterday. The band has had the CD on the back burner for some time now. The disc comprises twelve unreleased tracks covering a four-year segment (1989-1992). The songs, including 'Death Valley Daze,' 'Do It,' & 'For Crying Out Loud,' have been very popular with fans as underground tapes. Z Records. 1999.
FIELDS OF YESTERDAY
Aaron W Kipper | Cambridge, MA United States | 07/17/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Lillian Axe is and has been my all time favorite band since their "Poetic Justice" album came out in 1992. After Psychoschizophrenia (What an eye-full, eh?) I waited patiently, hoping that one day they would release a kind of going away CD or record something new. What we got was a collection of all their best stuff that was never released. So how good could a collection of B-songs possibly be from a band that was never popular anyway? Better than 99% of the stuff out there now, that's how good. Just like every other CD they released, each song from the beginning through the end is good, solid, quality hard rock and metal. The only difference on this album is there is nothing truly exceptional that stands out above the rest. And sadly, in my opinion, the best song can only be found on the Japenese version, "Thirst". "Thirst" is slightly different from the trademark Lillian Axe song, and has a sort of dark twist to it. Other highlights on the CD include "Twilight In Hell" and the wider acclaimed "For Crying Out Loud" which sounds like a cut from their Poetic Justice album. Overall this CD more than satisfies any Axe fan, and should be to the liking of any hard rock fan looking for something new. If you have never heard of this band, do yourself a favor and check this CD out just to see how good the B-music of a band you never heard of can be. Although never popular, this band still lives strongly in the hearts of those who found their music, and I bet many, if not all of us will stay true believers till the very end."
Truly a gift from Lillian
gooup | Louisiana | 10/11/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This album has continued to amaze me. The songs contained on this album predates my being a fan of Lillian. Though i am from Louisiana, i didn't discover Lillian until their 1987 debut. Many years later finds me lapping up everything they offer.The darker, brooding side of the band can be heard growling from deep within on many of these songs. "Death Valley Daze" pummels you with a thunderous drum riff and pulls you by the throat into Lillian's world. A PERFECT album-starter. "Do It" is like a rallying cry to the lovelorn. "Twilight in Hell" takes us to that gloom that bubbles just under the surface of Blaze's psyche.A crunchy, raucous rocker! "For Cryin' Out Loud" takes a Freudian look at relationships. "Last Time" fits the "Love + War" genre, and laments on love lost. "Calm Before the Storm", much like a storm, rips and shreds, and takes a hard look at loss. "Pulling the Rats Out" is a tongue-in-cheek song written around a strange "nickname" for sex. "When It Rains" is a classic example of Steve Blaze's ability to touch you where you never thought you could be reached. "Daddy Long Legs" makes me long for a live show, and i'm sure the song was inspired by the road. "Blood on the Moon" reaches into the darker material that is heard in most of the "unreleased" demos that i love so much. My interpretation is a first-hand look at the end times. "Kill Me Again", another song that sounds VERY MUCH like the "Post-Psycho" demos, comes across like a sister to "Ghost of Winter" in my mind. "Become a Monster" makes me want to scream in extasy! What an utterly complete tune!The title of this album, by the way, is from one of those unreleased demos. The song "Fields of Yesterday" is by far one of the darkest, silkiest roller coaster ride of a song you will EVER encounter!"