Carry the Torch / Electric Thunder

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paulwolski i have a cassette copy of "Carry the Torch" that I've had since around '85/'86. i recorded it from an album that a friend of mine had while we were in the Army stationed in Germany. i had so many cassettes that over the years I had thrown almost all of them away but I kept this one because I really liked it and I couldn't find it anywhere. I had periodically checked everywhere online but nothing.. What's funny is just this week I bought a cassette deck at Goodwill and transferred this and some other cassettes to computer, then to CD. I was pretty happy I was able to listen to this again, first time since the 80's! Then the next day I find this!!! Had to buy it. But I am so happy with my saved version too, it has a little snap, crackle, pop, but really not much, and I recorded it on a good quality metal tape so it sounds really kickass. Looking forward to hearing the rest these songs. Favorite track: Nite Flyer.
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  • NEW YORK - Carry the Torch / Electric Thunder re-mastered CD reissue
    Compact Disc (CD) + Digital Album

    CD FEATURES:

    • First time ever officially on CD
    • Re-mastered from best possible sources
    • Plus ‘Electric Thunder’ demo
    Produced by Eric Carr
    • 12-page booklet with photos
    • Including complete lyrics & essay
    • Limited to 500 copies worldwide

    For fans of; Dokken, Ratt, KISS, Black & Blue and Odin

    Includes unlimited streaming of Carry the Torch / Electric Thunder via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.

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1.
Let It Roll 03:38
Let It Roll We hit the streets With the neon lights Get ready tonight We let it go When the feeling’s right Hey, it’s a Saturday night (Chorus) Let it roll, let it roll Let it roll, tonight Let it roll, let it roll Hey, it’s a Saturday night We’re razor-sharp And we’re ready to deal Well, that’s the way we feel You couldn’t stop us If you wanted to There’s nothing you can do (Repeat Chorus) Hey, it’s a Saturday night Saturday night, Saturday night We’re hot-wired And we’re ready to go We’re gonna steal the show We’re overloaded Baby, don’cha know? We gotta let it go (Repeat Chorus)
2.
Teas'r 04:28
Teas’r You think you’ve seen her So many times before You thought you knew her When the walked through the door But you were sadly mistaken The love you have taken is all in vain. And she leaves you wanting more She’s a teaser, with the same old line You can’t please her You’re wasting your time ..and she’s gone The times you’ve told her Your love for her was real The times she’s hurt you Not caring how you feel I’m telling you, you can’t take it She’s stolen your heart Now she’ll break it And leave it never to heal She’s been teasin’ It’s the same old game With no reason A face with no name And she’s gone, gone, gone You think you’ve seen her So many times before You thought you knew her When the walked out the door But you were sadly mistaken The love she had taken is all in vain And she left you needing more She’s a teaser, with the same old line You can’t please her She’s blowing your mind And she’s gone She’s gone
3.
Nobody like You Well, I travelled this country both far and wide Had a million women by my side Loved ‘em in the East, loved ‘em in the West Searching for the one that suits me the best Once in a while I thought I found the one Only out for lovin’ and some fun Then one lonely night in a little old town You shook me up, and tore me down I never had nobody like you Nobody, had nobody like you Well, I looked you over and it felt so good I hoped that you might And you said that you would Nobody, had nobody like you When you took me home You really gave it to me It hurt so good I had to let it be Nobody, had nobody like you- Nobody, had nobody like you- Nobody, had nobody like you Nobody, had no body like you Nobody, had nobody like you Nobody, had no body like you
4.
Nite Flyer 05:02
4. Nite Flyer Is that a stranger, lying down below If he could talk, what would he say His face seems so familiar Like someone I should know See him in the mirror everyday Chorus I leave my mortal body And drift up to the sky My mind and soul are one now As I begin to fly The knowledge lies within me To know what I should know With only thoughts to guide me The power only grows I am the moon, I am the stars, I am the speed of light Racing through the heavens, flying low My senses at their peak now, I pierce the dead of night And leave the sleeping city far below (Repeat Chorus) (Repeat first verse) Nite flyer
5.
Deathwish 04:28
5. Death Wish Daredevil, in your own right You’re going down Down tonight – look out (Chorus) Death wish, coming on strong Death wish, what went wrong? Death wish, here it comes again The Reaper always gets his man You’re feeling funny But you don’t know why There’s a mist in your eyes (Repeat Chorus) You chase the dragon every night And pretty soon you’re gonna feel his bite (Repeat Chorus)
6.
Go, Let's Go 04:13
Go, Let’s Go Hello everybody It’s good to see you here It’s good to you here Time to get this show off to a start Hope you’re ready to rock n’ roll Tonight the Devil sells his soul We’re gonna blow this place apart I wanna see ya hit the floor We’ll give you etting g’ That you’ve never had before Hear the Mighty thunder See the fires burn Feel the grown blow you break away Power by the megaton We’ve got those lightweights on the run Tonight the metal dogs come out to play I wanna hear you shout some more We’ll show you etting g’ That you’ve never seen before It’s waitin’ for ya, get it hot We’ll give you everything Everything we’ve got Come on, go, let’s go Alright, all nite No one’s gonna break us We’ll hit’em where it hurts No lookin’ back, we’ll never stop Don’t listen to others gloat We got those bastards by the throat Tonight we’re gonna We’re gonna take to the top
7.
I Brake 4 Fools Some people are lonely Some people are fools They try to own me I break the rules, come on! I know the right time For bein’ cool Just give me the go sign And I’ll break some rules I break, I break the rules You play, you play the fool Some women are lovers Some women are true They will discover Who’s foolin; who I break, I break the rules Some men’ll give in Some men are strong Some men are women Who’s right or wrong? Some people are lonely Some people are fools They try to tell me They sayin’ Don’t break the rules So I break, I break for fools You play, you play it cool I break, I break the rules You play, you play the fool
8.
Shoot to Kill Put your money were your mouth is Lay your money down And if you’re having doubts man Better turn yourself around And if you’re lookin’ for some trouble Best have one foot out the door You must be crazy or half insane We’ll drive you crazy it’s all the same This ain’t a game Shoot to kill Put your life on the line now I said lay your guns down If you’re lookin’ for some action No need to look around I got my finger on your trigger This time I draw the line Put your money were your mouth is Lay your money down And if you’re lookin’ for some trouble Trouble’s what you found
9.
Down on My Knees I’ve fallen before Not too many times The love of a woman Can change your mind I’ve known of love In the third degree It broke through the truth To capture me Down on my knees I will plead Down on my knees For the last time Down on my knees I will bleed Down on my knees For the last time I’ve offered my heart Not too many times I’ve opened my eyes They say love is blind But love is a liar My eyes can see it Tortures your heart With lies and decent
10.
Heart of Stone She’s had too many lonely nights Too many broken hearts She knows too many promises Were lies right from the start She knows too many tears of pain Can tear a heart apart (Chorus) She knows how the story goes She’s got, She’s got a heart of stone Heart of stone She’s got a heart of stone Heart of stone She’s got a heart of stone Heart of stone She’s had too many senseless fights Leaving only one She’s made too many wrongs from rights Tomorrow she’ll be gone She knows too many tears in vain Can turn a heart to stone She knows how to play the game (Repeat Chorus)
11.
Head over Heels Well, I know you’re out there And you like what you see You know what I want So give it to me You feel safe in the darkness You feel hidden from me I feel my way through the night Don’t need light to see So take off your cool shades Come and see how it feels So good to be bad when You’re head over heels Acting so cool Head over heels Like you’re nobody’s fool Head over heels Let’s fool around tonight Head over heels Ah yeah, head over heels Well, get your head over heels Let’s get together tonight You say you’ve seen it all before We ain’t done etting’ new Well, come a little closer I’m gonna do it to you So take off your cool shades Come and see how it feels So good to be bad when you’re You’re head over heels Do away with your ego We ain’t makin’ no deals So good to be bad when you’re Head over heels Head over heels Head over heels Well, get your head over heels Let’s get together tonight Head over heels Let’s get together tonight Head over heels Head over heels Well get your head over heels We gotcha tonight
12.
Give and Take Ya runnin’ from the man But ya, he gets ya every time He’ll find ya, and keep ya And take your last dime Ya send them half the money But he only wants the rest He says your etting’ more He says your getting’ less Then he’ll tell you the choice And he’ll tell you to choose He’ll make you play the game But ya know ya gonna lose Give and take Give and take Give and take The apple of your eye Turn rotten to the core You showed her your love She shows you the door She took off to the mall Came back dressed to kill Well, she got the goods And you got the bill And when she finally hits the road And you’re back on the track She calls you on the phone And says she wants you back
13.
Don't Fall 03:49
Don’t Fall So you think you might have found Another one and you hope and pray That I’ll be around to come to you When things don’t go your way Way Down you feel The things you see inside me And wish that they were real You need my love But you know that I will Never able to give And you know I’ve got my own life to live Don’t fall in love with me Don’t fall, don’t fall All the time you’ve known That we could never be together Still your love has grown And now the time has come For me to tell you once again How it must be You never must give your love to me Don’t fall in love with me Don’t fall, don’t fall Don’t fall in love with me Don’t fall, don’t fall Don’t fall in love with me I’ll only break your heart Don’t fall in love with me Don’t fall, don’t fall Another night goes by Still thru all the pain You want to give it another try So I come to you To give you all But…. Don’t fall in love with me Don’t fall, don’t fall
14.
Electric Thunder In the heat of the night You can’t see the light Electric thunder! What you touch isn’t real It’s only the sound that you feel Hearts start to pound Shaking the ground Electric thunder! Look to the sky and wait For the lightning to strike Power and force Exploding of course Electric thunder! When the smoke starts to clear You run for the sound that you hear The screams are so loud That you hear for your life They cut through the silence Like the edge of a knife Oh! Electric thunder! And just when you think that it is safe Then you open your eyes Heaven lets loose And it shoots like a bolt from the skies It’s back once again!

credits

released March 9, 2018

New York is:

Jimmie Ennis — Vocals, Guitars
Freddy Foster — Bass, Vocals
Johnny ‘G’ Lover — Guitars, Vocals
Rikk Hanz — Drums

Michael Scott Mills – Drums
(Electric Thunder demo 1988)

Eric Carr drums on the song ‘Electric Thunder’

TRACKS: 1-5 taken from ‘Carry the Torch’ EP originally released 1984
Recorded at Reflection Studios, Charlotte, NC

TRACKS: 6-13 taken from ‘Electric Thunder’ demo 1988
Engineering by Paul Orofino
Produced by NEW YORK and Eric Carr
All songs written by NEW YORK
Tape restoration by Michael Scott Mills

Track 14-15: ‘Don’t Fall” & ‘Electric Thunder’
taken from a promotional CD compilation
Recorded at Millbrook Sound Studios in Millbrock, NY
Engineering by Paul Orofino
Produced by NEW YORK and Eric Carr
Songs written by NEW YORK
Additional writing credit; Eric Carr on ‘Electric Thunder’
Additional writing credit; Eric Carr on ‘Electric Thunder’

Lyrics to “Bein’ Away: adapted from a poem written by Holly J Noe

2018 Executive producers J. Golden & G. Shafer
Re-mastering by Jamie King at The Basement Studios NC in Winston Salem, NC
Layout design by Chris Ferguson

Note about this collection:

When we began looking into this project we approached singer/guitarist Jimmy Hansen who was at first apprehensive about doing anything with the material; stating, “that was then, this is now, life has moved on” As discouraging as this was, Jimmy still said “I will send you what have and you can do what you want with it”. From there we began to work on getting this best material we could gather together for this project having little to no help.
What we received was a disc of including the 5-tracks from the ‘Carry the Torch’ EP lifted from vinyl and the ‘Electric Thunder’ sessions taken from the only known surviving tape of the sessions. Master tapes of both the EP and later sessions any longer exist lost to time. We then would track down several cassette versions of ‘Carry the Torch’ to be used as source material since it was the only option. As for the ‘Electric Thunder’ sessions (tracks 6-13); they had previously been restored by Hansen from a damaged bootlegged cassette found in the ruins of a burnt down house. Before obtaining this copy, Hensen himself did not even have the recordings.
What is collected here is probably the best presentation of the NEW YORK material that will ever be released, restored and re-mastered by the best possible means in the effort to keep the music available so that it doesn’t one day disappear.

Hope you all enjoy,
H&H

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