|Man Alive started in 1999 in Jerusalem, Israel, of all places. They started playing anywhere that Jerusalem would have them, including parties, local clubs, house shows, etc. The crowds in Israel quickly grew and embraced their punk-driven rock sound, and Man Alive became one of the biggest draws in the Israeli underground music scene. Before long, Man Alive knew their music could reach the rest of the world.
Dismissed by many American labels as ‚Äúnot available to tour", or "too much of a financial liability" due to their roots in Israel. Despite these hurdles, Man Alive went on to release two full-length albums with their own money and created a fan base that stretches from Israel, to Japan, Europe and North America.
‚ÄúOpen Surgery‚Äù shows how nicely Man Alive‚Äôs sound has matured since the those old days, while maintaining the energy and shout-along spirit of their punk roots. One listen to ‚ÄúOpen Surgery‚Äù will take the listener from a hook-driven pop song, to a punk rock anthem, complete with classic Good Riddance-style choruses.
||Man Alive is:
Jon Shkedi: Bass, Vocals
Jamie Hilsden: Vocals, Guitar
David Shkedi: Guitar, Vocals
Produced, Recorded and Mixed by; Ed Rose @ Blacklodge Studios in Eudora, KS. www.blacklodgerecording.com
Mastered by: Mike Fossenkemper @ Turtletone Studios in NYC. www.turtletonestudios.com
Design/Construction: Matt Traxler (email@example.com)
Additional Design/Layout: Randall Jenkins (www.grassrootscovert.com)
Band Photos by: Mikey Hilsden
All songs written by: Man Alive (Bethlehem Road Publishing (SESAC), This Is Yavneel Publishing (SESAC), Son of Yavneel Publishing (SESAC)) and arranged by: Man Alive, Joel Hilsden and Chuckie.
Additional Musicians: *Matt "Chuck" Smith played drums on the record
*Gang Vocals: Man Alive, Chuck, The Blacklodge interns (Dan & Carl)