Hard-Ons - Love is a Battlefield of Wounded Hearts [Expanded & Remastered] (2013)
Title Of Album: Love is a Battlefield of Wounded Hearts
Year Of Release: 2013
Label: Citadel Records / CITCD571
Genre: Power Pop, Punk Rock
Total Time: 2:27:46
Format: Mp3 / FLAC (tracks + log-file)
Quality: CBR 320 kbps / Lossless
Total Size: 379 mb / 1.12 gb
One of the most unlikely rock'n'roll bands to reach hero status in Australia and elsewhere are The Hard-Ons.
Originating from the underprivileged Sydney suburb of Punchbowl, this multi-racial trio of high-school kids firstly stormed local parties. Sydney's underground live music scene thereafter succumbed, quickly followed by its Australian equivalent. Then finally, the underground rock'n'roll stages of the world.
How was this possible? From all angles The Hard-Ons were doomed and headed for obscurity. They collectively hated fashion and fads - the two fulcrums upon which many bands' fortunes turn; they deliberately chose to alienate potential fans and rock critics alike with their irreverent, scathing and divisive imagery and 'humour'; they played at what was then considered unthinkable volume and velocity.
But on closer inspection, the Hard-Ons could not fail. Armed with a care-free, nothing-to-lose attitude, the band showcased a uniquely localized yet global sound and image. They were utterly Australian yet so utterly unique. Inspired by their hero counterparts from bygone eras, The Easybeats, The Saints and the like, The Hard-Ons showed the world that an unassuming rabble of immigrants could make the world's music underground fall in love with them and their stockpile of simply GREAT TUNES.
LOVE IS A BATTLEFIELD OF WOUNDED HEARTS - 1989
The third release in the Decade of Rock series, Love Is A Battlefield Of Wounded Hearts is a Hard-Ons album choc-full of fan favourites: Don't Wanna See You Cry, Kill Your Mum, Missing You Missing Me and Rejected are just some of the sublime power-pop and punk masterpieces on this album. Clocking in at just around half-an-hour, the original LP was a concise exercise in explosive rock 'n' roll.
Effortlessly moving from pure power-pop to thrash-metal, The Hard-Ons displayed unthinkable musical maturity while consigning themselves to eternal critical damnation with their outrageously uncompromising lyrics.
Undaunted by a lack of local critical acclaim, The Hard-Ons took on the world again and took this album to top 5 in the New Musical Express charts in the UK, the only Australian band to attain that feat while still being based in Australia.
A clear and brilliant antidote to their fun but shambolic debut LP Dickcheese, Love Is A Battlefield Of Wounded Hearts is now expanded to a full double CD set. In addition to the original album, remastered to great detail, and the related 7" releases from that era, are tracks salvaged from wonderful FM radio performances, demo versions, various live tracks and two full unreleased studio sessions - including a whole alternate album session that was initially rejected by Waterfront Records: a real train-spotter's delight.
Also included is an extensive booklet are retrospective liner-notes and never-before-seen photographs from this era.
The Hard-Ons have opened their attics for their fans. Love Is A Battlefield Of Wounded Hearts is an astonishing documentation of a once-in-a-lifetime band at their absolute peak.
1 Don't Wanna See You Cry (2:22 m:s)
2 Rejected (2:01 m:s)
3 Chitty Chitty Bang Bang (2:59 m:s)
4 Been Had Before (2:07 m:s)
5 You're A Tease (3:20 m:s)
6 Who Do You Wanna Fool (1:41 m:s)
7 Get Wet (2:27 m:s)
8 Rich Scrag (1:23 m:s)
9 Do It With You (2:31 m:s)
10 Missing You, Missing Me (2:11 m:s)
11 Throw It In (2:52 m:s)
12 Kill Your Mum (2:51 m:s)
13 Just Being With You (3:14 m:s)
14 Growing Old (2:43 m:s)
15 Sick Of Being Sick (2:15 m:s)
16 Graham (1:56 m:s)
17 Fuck Off Cunt Features (0:37 m:s)
18 Lick It Up (4:01 m:s)
19 Don't Wanna See You Cry (2:04 m:s)
20 Rejected (1:53 m:s)
21 Chitty Chitty Bang Bang (2:49 m:s)
22 Who Do You Wanna Fool (1:32 m:s)
23 Get Wet (2:23 m:s)
24 Rich Scrag (1:22 m:s)
25 Missing You, Missing Me (2:07 m:s)
26 Throw It In (2:43 m:s)
27 Kill Your Mum (2:49 m:s)
28 Get Wet (2:13 m:s)
29 Do It With You (2:32 m:s)
30 Fuck Off Cunt Features (0:37 m:s)
31 You're A Tease (2:45 m:s)
32Kill Your Mum (2:45 m:s)
1 Ache To Touch You (3:03 m:s)
2 Feast On Flesh (5:12 m:s)
3 Missing You, Missing Me (2:16 m:s)
4 Where Did She Come From (1:57 m:s)
5 Suck And Swallow (6:13 m:s)
6 Just Being With You (2:58 m:s)
7 Lick It Up (3:44 m:s)
8 I Should Be So Lucky (3:11 m:s)
9 Rich Scrag (1:23 m:s)
10 Chitty Chitty Bang Bang (2:55 m:s)
11 Missing You, Missing Me (2:29 m:s)
12 Just Being With You (1:43 m:s)
13 Don't Wanna See You Cry (2:45 m:s)
14 Do It With You (2:32 m:s)
15 Raining (1:40 m:s)
16 Sit Beside You (1:37 m:s)
17 Growing Old (2:36 m:s)
18 Fuck Society (0:41 m:s)
19 Who Do You Wanna Fool (1:44 m:s)
20 Sick Of Being Sick (2:20 m:s)
21 Fuck Off Cunt Features (0:48 m:s)
22 Just Being With You (3:29 m:s)
23 Raining (1:51 m:s)
24 Ain't Gonna Let You Go (2:57 m:s)
25 Don't Wanna Lose You (2:25 m:s)
26 Missing You, Missing Me (2:41 m:s)
27 Rejected (1:54 m:s)
28 Mickey Juice (1:55 m:s)
29 Do It With You (2:41 m:s)
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