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    Second Language's 'Youth Is Not For Pleasure' album recorded in 1985 is released on CD for the first time ever in a Deluxe Limited Edition that contains six bonus tracks only available on this CD.

    The bonus tracks are: Uncertain Terms, I Know You're There, You Pays Your Dues (You Takes Your Chances), Sky Will Open, Passion Paints A Portrait and Words Into Action (early version).

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Jessie Jacobson: Lead Vocal, Guitars, Cowbells, Faux Didgeridoo (pipe)
Toni Zeto: Vocals, Insect Shaker, Kalimba
Jerome Faulkner: Keyboards
Jarrett Lesko: Basses, Shaker, Sheet Metal
Brian Bielski: Pipes, Sheet Metal, Tubs
(+ drum machine)

[this is the first studio version of Long Goodbye, a second version was recorded in 1987]


The Long Goodbye

In the endless summer of discontent
The tip of the iceberg on the darkest continent
Splintering puppets hiss through wooden grins
Toothless to bite the hand that force-feeds
gets under their skins

This is the long goodbye

The deeper they go, the darker it gets
'Til blood stains the whitewash, liquidates idol threats
The country club's burning, body politic sweats
South Africa’s up in flames
out of time, far too late for regrets.

This is the long goodbye

© Music: Jerome Faulkner 5/83
Lyrics, Melody: Jesse Jacobson 5-7/83, 3/85


from Youth Is Not For Pleasure, released November 19, 2018
Produced by Second Language with Earle Mankey.
Engineered by Earle Mankey.
Mixed by Earle Mankey & Second Language.
Recorded at Shock The Mankey Studios, 1985.


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Second Language Los Angeles, California

Second Language was a post-punk / alternative rock band who performed and recorded from 1981-1997 releasing an independent EP "Souvenirs" in 1984 & a CD 'WrongSpeak' in 1995. In late 2018, they will begin releasing a series of CD/download albums covering this period. ... more

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