The Lost Tapes

by Blaze Camo

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Xynfius
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Xynfius John Lafata has been one of my favorite drummers since the Neglect days. What a treat to hear some more grooves with him on the drums! Thanks for posting Blaze Camo! :) Favorite track: Closure.
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Jeremy Man I wish these guys made more before disbanding, because this is a great collection of songs. Sick riffs and grooves. Favorite track: Jaws.
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Blaze Camo formed in NYC in 1995 and featured Jesse Jones (Yuppicide) on vocals, John Lafata (Mind Over Matter, Sheer Terror, Madball) on drums, Trevor Silmser (Awake) on bass and David Acampora on Guitar. The goal of the band was to create a sound that was hard, but different from what they had done before. They didn't want to rest on their laurels and success of previous projects. Instead they chose to push their boundaries and not concern themselves with fitting into hardcore or punk. The result is a heavy, unique blend of musical influences that swells, jerks and drives at you like it wants a piece.

This collection consists of their self-released demo and a previously lost studio session. Only four of the eleven songs included here were available before this release.

The band broke up around 1997.

You can buy the Vinyl here: yuppicidemerch.com/product/blaze-camo-the-lost-tapes

credits

released December 27, 2015

Originally recorded by Ian Love and Davide Gentile in NY around 1995.
Remastered by Peter 'Pluto' Neuber (www.vintagemastering.com) in 2015.

Photos: Carter Smith and Jesse Jones
Front cover painting by Jac Lahav, back cover illustration by Bodie Chewning

Thanks: Daniel Bader, Pluto, Ian Love, Davide Gentile and for all the support past and present.

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Blaze Camo formed in NYC in 1995 and featured Jesse Jones (Yuppicide) on vocals, John Lafata (Mind Over Matter, Crown of Thorns, Madball) on drums, Trevor Silmser (Awake) on bass and David Acampora on Guitar. The goal of the band was to create a sound that was hard, but different from what they had done before. They didn't want to rest on their laurels and success of previous projects. ... more

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Track Name: Flammable
The tell that you tell, from your bottom low
the only direction is straight back up
But I am still crashing as I plummet down
Spark your burning flame, matches and gasoline

I know, I can, soar up high
I might crash and I might burn, but resurrect myself from your flame
I know, I can, soar up high

I will burn away, the waste from my skin
And I shall purify and spread my wings
For I shall rise, up in the sky

You might crash and you might burn
But will you resurrect yourself, will you live again?
I will rise and take my place up on high
You shall watch the skies until the tears stream from your humble eyes

I might crash and I might burn
But I will resurrect myself and I will live again!
I might crash and I might burn
But you will see my light and I will live again!
Yeah!

The tell that you tell, from your bottom low
the only direction is straight back up
But I am still crashing as I plummet down
Set alight to your flame - matches and gasoline

I will crash and I will burn but I will live again
Yeah!
Track Name: Jaws
Yeah cigarette butts were the only thing
That she left behind to remind him of her.
Have you ever studied your pale complexion
Not exactly sure what it was you hoped to find
He was fitted with sharp metal teeth
For his protection to help him survive

I guess he needed some. Wouldn't you?

She dreamt of a soft and soothing caress,
And she touched herself to the images in her head
He slipped into her and admitted openly:
Sometimes I talk a lot, I hope I haven't said too much

Sometimes all you get is what you remember
I don't know if you could consider that luck

??? like a sad man ???
Each day stole another piece
Soon, soon there will be nothing left

Have you ever studied your pale complexion,
Not exactly sure what it was you hoped to find?
Because she was fitted with sharp metal teeth
For her protection to help her survive

He dreamt of a soft and soothing caress,
And he touched himself to the images in his head
He slipped into her and she admitted openly:
Sometimes I talk a lot, I hope I haven't said too much
Track Name: Punchline
I feel so low, you told me something I don't want to know
I carry it with me, your gift of misery
Leaves me so cynical, my mood's mold and clinical
And do you realize why my soul sighs?

Its because of you, nothing I can do, and I am lost
Its because of you, nothing I can do, and I am lost

Oh I know, the jokes on me
Yeah I know the joke's on me

Don't you feel the way I do?
I want you to feel this too
Don't you feel the way I do?
Cause I can't carry it through, no.

I wish that I was not afraid. I wish that I was not afraid

Don't you feel the way I do?
I want you to feel this too
Don't you feel the way I do?
I just can't carry it through, no.

I wish that I was not afraid. I wish that I was not afraid
Track Name: Cesarean
You're a part, you're a part of me.
You've become one, become one with me!
Who am I? Who am I? Now tell me!
What was that? What was that you said to me?

You're sitting in your corner using a plastic fork
to scratch your face until its raw.

You don't have to ask how I feel about you
I wear the scars - the scars to show for you
They cut me open, they took you out of me
Bloody and screaming - so full of beauty

Oh these endless nights,
White lights in the mirror, burning flame
I feel the scar across the stomach
Thoughts of my little boy come to me

I want you to believe this drxxeam
Believe you and me were liberty
Find the cure for what ails me
Maybe one day you'll let me be

You're a part, you're a part of me.
You've become one, become one with me!
Who am I? Who am I? Now tell me!
What was that? What was that you said?
Track Name: Vacumm
Suck out the life (light)
Your skin rests on bones
Airtight like a like a vacuum mold
You're loosing something new each and everyday
Your friends cant bare to see you any more

Suck it – out!
Suck it – out!

Punch me in the face I taste my salty blood, I taste my salty blood
I think of the ocean, of the ocean calling me
Taste my salty, blood think of the ocean, calling me

Stick a tooth pick in your skin
Do your best to crawl back in

Hoover
Suck it
Hoover
Suck it

Did you get what you wanted?
Because I gave you everything
Did you get what you wanted?
Because I gave you everything
cause I gave you everything
cause I gave you everything

Death lays over me
Like a
Like a
Like a mirror to your own mortality

A few seconds of courage make a hero or a fool
A few seconds of courage make a hero or a fool
You're a fool

Did you get what you wanted? Because I gave you everything
Did you get what you wanted? Because I gave you everything
Track Name: Image Maker
I wanna, wanna make
I wanna, wanna make
I wanna make my own image
God might be an ugly bastard!

Self made, self made myth
Worship me, worship my
Glossy pages, prepare to wait (worth their weight)
my myth (nightmare)

I've got images in my skin
You, you try to read them
Try to get within

Passion strips your conscious
Wind blown caution
Worship me
Self made myth

I've got images in my skin
You, you try to read them
A fire burns within

My story my life
Track Name: High Speed Crash
They remember everything, everything I try to forget
Collapse these ladders, you destroy them step by step
(The more I Learn about you) One more (value) (like me but) (like being crushed and) thrown away
Big holes fill them with dust, but they swear it will be OK

The world's on fire – you light the match!
The worlds on fire, you light it, you light it!
The world's on fire

You try to hide, hide in these (closed) tight spaces
The place is stripped bare, and its isolated
The sound of voices, think of something left unsaid
Like a high speed crash, you're all torn & twisted

You looking for a lover but you, you just suffer
You don't, you lie fuck that
you're a liar , a liar you're an animal
I don't want, don't wanna, oh fuck that
no
you want it you want that
you want you wanna fuck that
just another pick a number
animal no no, fuck no

Every I try to forget, destroy them step by step
(Crushed and thrown) All things blown away but you swear it will be OK
Track Name: Evidence
Beneath the tall trees, oh yes the ever greens
Laying too still, pale cold bodies

I keep running but it always catches up
I keep searching but I'm running out of luck

Secrets remain, I have some myself
Pieces of clothing inside of Ziplock bags
All this evidence underneath the fingernails
You cut it open - you look inside

I keep running, but it always catches up
I keep searching, but I'm running out of luck

Out of – luck! Out of – luck!
I'm searching - its hidden
I'm searching - for meaning (forbidden)

Like their parents I can never forget
Like their parents I can never forget
Like their parents I can never forget
Haunting memories nothing but regret

I'm falling
I'm sinking
I'm Lying
Down
Track Name: Closure
This could be the last time I see you
I try to memorize every last detail
With only my photographs and my recollections left
It doesn't help that I always knew

I wasn't prepared for something microscopic
Is it the price, the price that's paid?
Like a debt collector for your bad habits
You're so afraid, of being half a man

Cut it away – dig it all out
Hope for the best, weigh whats left.
These subtle scars, lines in your skin
You still smile. Hospital smells

How many years? I keep counting!
How many months? Times running through

Thinking the worst may keep you focused
I'm Playing all the sides, but I'm stuck in the middle

How do I say goodbye?
How do I say goodbye?Tell me!
How do I say goodbye?

I don't want to let go, but I've gotta move on
Cause death comes to everyone, your legacy as a son
I don't want to let go, but death comes to everyone,
so I've gotta move on, my legacy as a son

I'll kill your parasite as it eats you away
I'll hold you hand!
Track Name: Balance the Books
Give it up because we're going under
Without a (limb) with out a prayer
*7&&xx{jwwx address
Special plan to leave (believe) this mess
Keep my bullets inside a special box
Piece of rope tied with knots
Gonna hide inside a big oak chest
File the bars hold my breath

Balance your books
Sharpen your meat hooks
Fall in line, Like dominos
Your plastic smile, bears your teeth
Like trophies of a secret crime

I know, I know, I know, I know
I know, I know, I know, I am saved
I know, I know, I know, I am saved
I know, I know, I know, I am saved

You can't let yourself
You can't let yourself
You can't let yourself
You can't let yourself
Balance your books
Balance your books
Balance your books
Balance your books
Track Name: Air Freshener Tree
Fate plays a cruel trick
An uncanny sequence of events
Run amok with a hole in the hull
Sinking fast

A smile that takes me back to something real (there)
This might be out of my control
I wont let myself give in to
xxxx (false smells of xxx)

Yeah,
You could never find as many flaws
As I see when I look at myself
Looking back from somewhere far away

I wish you'd show me the way, I wish you would show me
I wish you'd show me the way, I want you to show me!
Yeah, now

I wont let myself give in to
False smells of comfort
I wont let myself give