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Redemption

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    Never before available on vinyl. NEVER! This is it! Brand new!
    It's the third release from these Israeli geniuses. It's super cool clear vinyl contains a lyric insert. You want it. Here's an Amazon review to get you pumped on your purchase.
    A Good, Poppy Punk Record
    By Cory T. Shaeffer on February 13, 2007
    Format: Audio CD
    Normally I would give this four stars, but I am giving it five because this band deserves better than the limited exposure they get, and secondly because not all the reviewers below have given this CD justice. I bought Useless ID's last CD "No Vacation From the World" and found this newer release "Redemption" to be an improvement. It's a bit poppier, but on the other hand, the song "Pink Stars and Magazines" was one of the best punk songs to be released in 2005. Also noteworthy is the opening track (which starts out almost identical to the Goo Goo Dolls "Slide" then builds up to a pop-punk chorus. Another winner is the track "Suffer For the Fame," which shows the group branching out into new territory without selling out via a big dark gothic opera (Like Good Charlotte and Blink 182 have done.) Also catchy is "Turn Up the Stereo," very similar to the Ataris "Radio #2." There are a few duds, particularly towards the end of the album (ironically the same thing dragged down their previous album a bit as well) and the track "Before I Go" sounds like it was taken right out of the Weezer playbook, but all in all, quite a good time. The album gets a positive vibe going, unlike the dark gothic all-too-serious "new mature sound" that many of these bands have adopted lately. Kudos to Useless I.D. for making another winner and giving the fans the kind of music THEY want to hear. If you're lookin for some catchy pop-punk similar to Allister's "Last Stop Suburbia" or Sugarcult's "Start Static" then look no further.

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From Allmusic.com:
Despite being one of the few Israeli punk outfits to break into markets like the U.S. and Japan, Haifa's Useless ID are no mere anomaly. With a heavy influx of pop -- not dissimilar to blink-182, the Ataris, and No Use for a Name -- the band aligns with Descendents founder Bill Stevenson at his Fort Collins mecca, The Blasting Room, for Redemption, one of 2005's most palatable examples of the subgenre. Considering the Descendents connection (they have a percolating number called "Drinkage" for crying out loud), it's rather fitting that hooks, chicks, and beer play so heavily. The melancholy tease of "It's Alright" soon gives way to more powerful, inventive numbers like "Suffer for the Fame" -- which smacks of All's more progressive punk approach -- and the Millencolin-like "State of Fear." Still, it's the contagious, albeit somewhat innocuous, "Turn Up the Stereo" and "Dying Love" that advocate Useless ID's hit potential.

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released October 1, 2015

Yotam Ben Horin - Vocals, bass
Guy Carmel - guitar vocals
Ishay Berger - guitar vocals
Harpak - Drums
Additional Musicians:
Moshe Liberman - drums on tracks 1-12
Billy "Idol" Stevenson - lead guitars on Kiss Me, Kill Me
Chris Fogal - additional vocals on "Deny it"

Recordded, Mixed, and Mastered at the Blasting Room, Fort Collins, CO
Produced by Bill Stevenson
Engineered by Jason Livermore
Addtional engineering by Andrew Berlin and Brian
Art by Sergie.

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Track Name: It's Alright
tune in listen to
what i have to say to you
why be sorry when youre not
dont you realize
theres no consollation prize
when you're betting all youve won

but its alright
i wont let you down
but its alright
i wont let you down
but its alright
i wont let this fade away

she will poison you again
just to get her sweet revenge
you believe its not what she is after
you are not in love my friend
save it for someone who cares
things will never be the same between us

but its alright
i wont let you down
but its alright
i wont let you down
but its alright
i wont let this fade away

when you say..HEY!
the writing is on the wall
not so far away.. NO!
i wont share the past
with you in anyway
how come we pretend
everythings ok
when we lost it all

tune in listen to
what i have to say to you
why be sorry when youre not
dont you realize
youre the consollation prize
now youre betting all youve won

but its alright
i wont let you down
but its alright
i wont let you down
but its alright
i wont let this fade away

when you say..HEY!
the writing is on the wall
not so far away.. NO!
i wont share the past
with you in anyway
how come we pretend
everythings ok
when we lost it all

save the best times
lose my trust along the way
ill forget it
while you remember it that way
dissapointment
thats what happens when you
trade me in for one mistake
Track Name: Kiss Me, KILL ME
tell me tell me something i would know
listen to the cure on the radio
think about the day you made me feel again

love me in a way you can't describe
kill me in a way that i'll stay alive
light me up so i can come back in

don't wanna kiss like this
with everyday we miss
don't wanna kiss like this
with everyday we miss

meet me in the dark after the show
i'll take you to a place theyll never know
we'll think about the day your happiness was taken away
gimme gimme magic cast a spell
these past few weeks i'm living hell
let's give it a rest and come back when its time

don't wanna kiss like this
with everyday we miss
don't wanna kiss like this
with everyday we miss

[bridge]
send me another letter
to be gathering dust with the rest
emotions aside did we ever live up to the test
why do we always end up coming back for more

don't wanna kiss like this
with everyday we miss
don't wanna kiss like this
with everyday we miss
Track Name: Pink Stars and Magazines
pink stars and magazines. your latest issue.
save me the drama queen for one day.
tattoo my name into your heart and smile.
obsession is your only way.
now that i threw all my medicine away,
ill never knock on your door again.
these rotting butterflies dwell in your stomach.
when it comes to you i have no conscience.
you're living your life in a lie,
you're living your life in a lie.
this sweet candy is dirty from the inside.
now that i threw all my medicine away,
ill never knock on your door again.
the damage is done we'll never be a part of anything,
anything at all. dont follow me around.
Track Name: Deny It
Call up the station.
Intimidation.
No need to go on.
Make some plans for everyone.
Dress up, you don’t fit.
This suits me perfect.
Take a photograph.
Leave a dying image.
Wait for the train that may never arrive.
Place yourself in the middle and push me aside.
You better hold on because this is your last ride.

Deny it.
You never won.
Do you ever wonder why?
Deny it.
You never won.
Do you ever wonder why?

It’s going to hit you when you least expect it.
It’s been happening so long.
I guess we knew it all along.
Reach for your limits.
I don’t think we’ll make it.
If it were up to you then none of us would be around.
Starve for a good day.
At home it would last.
You can save me a window for questions you ask.
After what we’ve been through it doesn’t matter.

Deny it.
You never won.
Do you ever wonder why?
Deny it.
You never won.
Do you ever wonder why?
Deny it.
You never won.
Do you ever wonder why?
Deny it.
You never won.
D’You never won?

Look at yourself.
You never belong.
You never bothered to blend.
This latest fashion has brought us apart.
You did your time, now GO!

Deny it.
You never won.
Do you ever wonder why?
Deny it.
You never won.
Do you ever wonder why?

Deny it.
You never won.
Do you ever wonder why?
Deny it.
You never won.
Do you ever wonder why?
Track Name: Suffer For The Fame
Don't surrender to the world
Let me know you won't
Suffer for the fame

Sweetness is leaving me again
I'll remember when
When we used to be

Bring back the feeling
Oh, where are we now?
Stuck in a moment till we meet again
Lose star connection to better us all
Then maybe something will change

Face, listen to the one
Voice inside the crowd
Make somebody proud
It's too late to leave me with a gift
But i'll leave you with this
A song on how it is

Bring back the feeling
Oh, where are we now?
Stuck in a moment till we meet again
Lose star connection to better us all
Then maybe something will change

I don't want it in my world

Bring back the feeling
Oh, where are we now?
Stuck in a moment till we meet again
Lose star connection to better us all
Then maybe something will change
Track Name: Turn Up The Stereo
They say you’ re never gonna make it.
you don’t know how, don’t know how
We're from a different generation
They cant see what’ s its all about
If I take you down to a place I left behind,
would it make you understand?

I say, it doesn’t really matter when you’re all grown up, all grown up
As long as you know where your heart is,
don’t be scared. let it out.

If I take you down to a place I left behind,
would it make you understand?

Can you hear the pirate radio? Turn it up, the sound, of revolution
come on, Play it loud and steal the air while you can, because were going back in time.
Can you hear the pirate radio? Turn it up, the sound, of revolution
come on, Play it loud and steal the air while you can, ‘cause were going back in time.

They say you’re living in a dream world.
you better wake up, better wake up
Sometimes I'd rather stay asleep.

If I take you down to a place I left behind, would it make you understand?

Can you hear the pirate radio? Turn it up, the sound, of revolution
come on, Play it loud and steal the air while you can, because were going back in time.
Can you hear the pirate radio? Turn it up, the sound, of revolution
come on, Play it loud and steal the air while you can, ‘cause were going back in time.

I know where I belong,
Miles away from here
I Hope I see you there

Can you hear the pirate radio?
Can you hear the pirate radio?
Track Name: Before I Go
I'm leaving, screaming
My heart is bleeding now.
Why would you take this life away from me?

Don't you let go ?
It makes you sad, I know.
We could've lived inside my 80's dream.

Before I go you should know that I'll always be here.
How could they keep me away from you ?
Everytime I see my reflection in your eyes,
I know that one day you will be mine.

Imagine if we could disappear for a while,
Nothing would come between us when were away.

A scary rerun deep inside my head.
What could've happened to us if we had stayed?

Before I go you should know that I'll always be here.
How could they keep me away from you ?
Everytime I see my reflection in your eyes,
I know that one day you will be mine.

[Instrumental]

Would we ever be the same if we let it fall apart ?
Would we ever be the same if we let it fall apart ?

Before I go you should know that I'll always be here.
How could they keep me away from you ?
Everytime I see my reflection in your eyes,
I know that one day you will be mine.
Track Name: Dying Love
nothing's gonna break me down
i'll find a way to bury you within the past
you don't want to see me drown
my eyes are burning
every tear a memory
your perfume in my skin
takes a few weeks to wash it off
been so hard
cutting you out of my veins

dying love is all we have
there's no control and no regrets
i gave it all
i gave it up for a reason
there's nothing left for me to do
i'm losing it
waiting here for you

nothing's gonna break me down
the twisted life you've given me
a bloody scene
this nightmer is leaving now
recover from this
mental health where i've been
paint me black, i'll see white
i won't be calling you tonight
feel my pulse
steal it and leave me behind
i just can't take it

dying love is all we have
there's no control and no regrets
i gave it all
i gave it up for a reason
there's nothing left for me to do
i'm losing it
waiting here for you
i'm waiting...

we say we're overdue
now i can say i'm over you
Track Name: Drinkage
We got off the plane wasted again.
We drank all the wine on the way to Japan.
Motoki dropped us off at Tokyo hands.
No show tonight but we got us a plan.
We're all going out tonight in case you want to know.
Raise your glass with me forget the heartache.
We're all going out tonight in case you want to know we'll meet you there.
Sydney town, at the bar with the gang.
Drinking whiskey whenever we can.
Passed out again and not feeling so well.
Gordy and Nigel trashed the hotel.
You know home is so far away.
Track Name: Everything Turns Red
I am still waiting for one happy ending
I take back the secret, I want you to know
Bright lights and dark screens won't save the last scene
Maybe next time I see you won't be in my dreams

[Chorus:]
I wish that I had a chance to get to know you
Everything turned red the first time I saw you

Full of affection to get your attention
You read me your lines then I gave you this song
You messed up this one, I better move on
When it seems like we're heading in our separate ways

[Chorus x4:]
I wish that I had a chance to get to know you
Everything turned red the first time I saw you

Everything turned red the first time I saw you [x2]

Everything turned, everything turned, everything turned red

Everything turned red the first time I saw you

Everything turned red...
Track Name: State Of Fear
State of fear, an explosion right outside my door.
Well, it seems there's a lot of profit to be made from war.

When we all know the answers, one question remains.
How did we end up this way?

Scream out loud. Let yourself be heard.
The cycle is never ending there's a lesson to be learned.

When we all know the answers, one question remains.
How did we end up this way?

(I'm waiting for the day) when conviction will break them apart.
How did we end up this way?
I don't want to be a part of it anyway,
I wasn't made to serve you in any way,
With our hands held tight No we're not going anywhere.
With our hands held tight No we're not going anywhere.

It happens again, like it happened before.
It happens again, no more.
It happens again, like it happened before.
It happens again, no more.
Track Name: Redemption
Run away. It's time to break the silence.
You've been in decline for far to long
Seven days you lie awake at night
It's over when you reach the other side.

Don't wait around for someone to leave behind the weight you had to carry
That day may never come.
It's not to late to save you now.
you'll have to make it on your own.

Run away this time,
not a fear inside you will survive,
hope will set you free

Don't wait around for someone to leave behind the weight you had to carry
That day may never come.
It's not to late to save you now.
you'll have to make it on your own.

Can you dig a tunnel through the wall? help yourself find a way out.
Can you dig a tunnel through the wall? help yourself find a way out.
Can you dig a tunnel through the wall? help yourself find a way out.
Can you dig a tunnel through the wall? help yourself find a way out.
find a way out.

Can you dig a tunnel through the wall? Sing the song of redemption.

Don't wait around for someone to leave behind the weight you had to carry
That day may never come.
It's not to late to save you now.
For eternity.