My Magic Last Days

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My Magic Last Days
Studio album by Steve Lieberman
Released 17 July 2012
Recorded July 2010 – June 2012
Genre Punk rock, Garage, Obscuro, Industrial ,Dance , PitBash, Progressive Rock
Length 72:38
Label JDub
Producer Steve Lieberman
Steve Lieberman chronology
My Last Rock Show
(2012)
My Magic Last Days
(2012)
Cancer Ward
(2014)

My Magic Last Days is a punk-rock, garage, Jewish, industrial dance album, the 21st and final cd from Jewish-American, bi-polar outsider punk musician, Steve Lieberman, released on 17 July 2012,[1] when he was 54 years old.It was frequently released as a double-record set with My Last Rock Show(2012),[2] in an effort to document the artist's final days on earth through his music. At the time of release, Lieberman's bone-marrow cancer and chemotherapy treatment had progressed to a point where he was forced to retire from decades of live performances and suffered much sickness during the recording and production of My Magic Last Days.

Critical reception[edit]

Martin Atkins[edit]

Martin Atkins had said in his review of My Magic Last Days--"Remember when songs were great and catchy and made you feel good without pandering and such?---This is full of f-ck-off punk with attitude to spare!--Steve Lieberman--Ich Liebe Dich~! "

Rating 131 Stars out of 140[3]

Alex Henderson[edit]

"Various musicians have made recordings while suffering major illnesses, quite often having a wistful, introspective quality. But My Magic Last Days is a very noisy, in-your-face cd, rocking angrily and aggressively, recalling the primal rawness of early American and British punk. Lieberman additionally gets a lot of inspirationfrom thrash metal, hard rock and industrial rock, he occasionally employs a Euro-disco/Euro-Dance beat, but without sacrificing his punk and metal appeal....My Magic Last Days does not pretend to be mainstream in any way. The cd is defiantly uncommercial as it is eccentric--a snarling sensory assault!"


Rating: 3.0 Stars out of 5[4]


James McQuiston[edit]

"Blending the gritty sound of late-eighties industrial with hints of psychedelic and new-wave...having a bouncy feel, allowing Lieberman's pointed commentary and flutes to shine. Lieberman's desire to keep things fresh needs to be lauded.My Magic Last Days is one of the best of Lieberman's titles we've reviewed. A really great album could follow.

Rating: 6.8 Stars out of 10 [5]

Musical personnel[edit]

Steve Lieberman - bass guitar, guitar, vocals, flutes, recorders, trombone, melodica, beatmachines


Track listing[edit]

All songs written and composed by Steve Lieberman except where noted. 

No. Title Length
1. "Mourn For Me Like the Prophet"   5:53
2. "Crotch Rocket"   3:38
3. "Hal'lel 63"   6:47
4. "My Last Blast"   3:35
5. "Red Rubber Ball" (Paul Simon, Art Garfunkel) 3:27
6. "Apocalypse For Most"   3:52
7. "Keith Gave Me a 1/2* Review"   2:54
8. "I Wanna Be Clare Burson"   3:44
9. "We're All Derek Jeter"   3:22
10. "Puppy In A Cup"   2:59
11. "I Hate The State"   6:49
12. "They Milked His Aorta La La La"   2:26
13. "The Meat I Eat"   3:40
14. "Suzy Q's And Crack-Whores"   2:45
15. "Jorge Posada BobbleHead"   4:20
16. "It's Hard To Rock In the Eastern Bloc"   3:43
17. "I Hate The State Comptroller"   3:53
18. "My Wiz Khalifa"   4:51


Singles[edit]

Year Title Peak chart positions Charts Download Sales
Soundclick Main Genre[6] Soundclick Sub-Genre[7] Broadjam[8]


2011 "Crotch Rocket" 32 3 1 Metal/Industrial Metal/New Wave 8,007
2012 "We're All Derek Jeter" 55 2 Alternative/Post-Punk 4,971
"Puppy In A Cup" 30 3 Alternative/Avant-Rock 7,033
"Mourn For Me Like The Prophet" 57 4 5 Alternative/Rock-Gothic 3,531
2012 "My Last Blast" 23 1 - Metal/Thrash Metal 4,250
"Hal'lel 63" 52 1 - Alternative/Dance-Punk 2,668
"I Hate The State" 25 1 - Alternative/Dance-Punk 4,158


References[edit]

  1. ^ "All Music Guide-Steve Lieberman The Gangsta Rabbi-My Magic Last Days". August 2012. Retrieved 29 December 2012. 
  2. ^ "Steve Lieberman -My Magic Last Days/My Last Rock Show". August 2012. Retrieved 29 December 2012. 
  3. ^ Atkins, Martin (1 December 2012). "Steve Lieberman-"My Magic Last Days/Crotch Rocket". Retrieved 29 December 2012. 
  4. ^ Henderson, Alex (30 July 2012). "Steve Lieberman-"My Magic Last Days"-Reviewyou". Retrieved 29 December 2012. 
  5. ^ McQuiston,James (15 August 2012). "Steve Lieberman-"My Magic Last Days"-Neufutur Magazine". Retrieved 29 December 2012. 
  6. ^ "Steve Lieberman The Gangsta Rabbi-SoundClick Music Page". 10 January 2013. Retrieved 10 January 2013. 
  7. ^ "Steve Lieberman The Gangsta Rabbi-SoundClick Music Page". 10 January 2013. Retrieved 10 January 2013. 
  8. ^ "Steve Lieberman -Broadjam Profile Page". 10 January 2013. Retrieved 10 January 2013.