One Life- The Crowning 12”

Quick and dirty- both this post and the sound of this record. Released on Beautiful Sounds and based in the Boston area, One Life put out but one 12” of raw, incisive post-punk in 1988, and were never heard from again. Definitely recommended for fans of the first Choir Invisible LP, The Blessing, and The Bolshoi. As for larger touchstones, some major Psychedelic Furs overtones- as if Richard Butler lived in LA in 1985 as far as the title track is concerned. Funny though, as the vocals are a bit less monotone on the other tracks.

Your mileage may vary with the extended remix that kicks off this 12”, but otherwise, I can’t recommend this one enough! Many thanks to Goutroy and Glenn for turning me on to this one.

One Life- The Crowning 12”
1. The Crowning (Extended Mix)
2. The Crowning
3. Never Sleep Again
4. Fate
5. Holy Grace

*download it here*

6 Responses to “One Life- The Crowning 12””

  1. Thank you.

  2. nice one man, thanx for the usual good taste

  3. hi, congratulations for this blog!! is very ,very awesome. i wanna know if do you have G-schimt albuns ? or more for the dark/alternative music for Japan
    thank you

    • I have a G-Schmit record which I can send mp3 files to Frankie if he’d be ok with my contribution!

      • Frankie Teardrop Says:

        Hi Daniel-
        I have a bunch of their stuff, but at a really low bitrate. If you have the records or cd and would be willing to send a full rip, please send an email to and I’ll be happy to repost it with full credit!

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