Explosive Rock

by WARHEAD

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Miracle Night ! this is one of the best albums from such a unknown band The whole album has classic Glam Metal tracks that just tick all the boxes. crying shame / savior in rock and so strong so fragile are so good ! great hooks and perfect voice. I wish bands like this had the spot light more as they deserve it all. Thanks Warhead for staying together and so true to what is Metal. Favorite track: So Strong, So Fragile.
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1.
STREET SURVIVORS Walking down the street and I'm dancing to the beat on the radio People everywhere but they don't care oh no Whatcha gonna do whatcha gonna do whatcha gonna do? You think you real cool but you're looking like a fool Street Survivors Street Survivors Runnin through the night be prepared to fight til the light of day Can't you feel the heat survival in the street is the only game I play Whatcha gonna do whatcha gonna do whatcha gonna do? You better leave this place and get out of my face cause I don't want to see you here Street Survivors Street Survivors Street Survivin in the city Fires in my eyes I don't need alibis from no one I gotta get away do you hear what I say because I'm under the gun Street Survivors Street Survivors
2.
PICK YOUR POISON You kiss your blackened skies no heart just diamond eyes Don't need your gold don't need your jewels don't take no bribe from fools I see your venomous eyes you try to paralyze Pick your poison Pick your poison Pick your poison Pick your poison You like the underground nd the cold mist that wraps around You eat the dust now so I'm told You steal the warmth from their very souls I see your venomous eyes I'm feeling victimized Pick your poison Pick your poison Pick your poison Pick your poison I can't believe you I won't deceive you..... Pick your poison Pick your poison Pick your poison Pick your poison
3.
TONIGHT WE ROCK Tonight we rock and tomorrow we roll Tonight we rock School is out and it's a Friday night the party has just begun So go on out and tell your friends we're going out to have some fun Don't need no drugs don't need no pills grab your tunes and don't be late We're gonna rock this party tonight rock n roll it just won't wait Tonight we rock and tomorrow we roll tonight we rock Turn it up, we play it loud come along and feel the beat Tonight's the night we turn it loose we take it out to the street Don't need your drugs don't need your pills grab your tunes and don't be late We're gonna rock this party tonight rock n roll it just won't wait no oh Tonight we rock and tomorrow we roll tonight we rock and tomorrow we roll tonight we rock and tomorrow we roll Tonight we rock and tomorrow we roll tonight we rock
4.
HIGH SCHOOL GIRL Looks of an angel cast a spell over me Eyes of a lioness brings out the tiger in me Tale of a mermaid another fish in the sea She's the only one who knows how to please please me High School Girl High School Girl I see her every day from eight to quarter ‘til three I've caught her staring staring at me She knows my number She calls me all the time She tells me she loves me They say that love is blind High School Girl High School Girl High School Girl High School Girl High School Girl High School Girl, High School Girl High School Girl, High School Girl High School Girl,… Hey, can I walk you home from school?
5.
COME ON AND DANCE Blow you a shotgun whisper in your ear Pay no attention to what you hear You're aging fast take a look in the mirror What will you do when time runs out on you Now whatcha gonna do? Come on come on and dance with me come on come on and dance for free Turn the key open the lock Take a look, take look at the time on the clock You're in a hurry sweat on your collar live day by day dollar by dollar Come on come on and dance with me come on come on and dance for free Come on come on and dance with me come on come on and dance for free Open your eyes open your ears time goes by from months to years Come on come on and dance with me come on come on and dance with me come on come on and dance for free Come on come on and dance with me come on come on and dance for free
6.
School's Out 03:36
School's Out Well we got no choice All the girls and boys Makin' all that noise 'Cause they found new toys Well we can't salute ya can't find a flag If that don't suit ya that's a drag School's out for summer School's out forever School's been blown to pieces No more pencils no more books No more teacher's dirty looks Well we got no class And we got no principals And we got no innocence We can't even think of a word that rhymes School's out for summer School's out forever My school's been blown to pieces No more pencils no more books No more teacher's dirty looks Out for summer Out till fall We might not come back at all School's out forever School's out for summer School's out with fever School's out completely
7.
Cryin' Shame 03:19
CRYIN' SHAME We're out of love and we're to blame it's all become such a foolish game I injure you, you injure me we lie here bleeding endlessly Cause on and on and it's a cryin' shame Cause on and on and it's a cryin' shame I don't believe in what you say but then I never did anyway The same old stories the same old lies never truth only alibis Cause on and on and it's a cryin' shame Cause on and on and it's a cryin' shame Before you know it the spell is gone it's time to pick up and carry on We lost our way to the rainbow's end looks like we'll have to start all over again Cause on and on and it's a cryin' shame Cause on and on and it's a cryin' shame How can you be this way? Girl, Girl, CRYIN' SHAME We're out of love and we're to blame it's all become such a foolish game I injure you, you injure me we lie here bleeding endlessly Cause on and on and it's a cryin' shame Cause on and on and it's a cryin' shame I don't believe in what you say but then I never did anyway The same old stories the same old lies never truth only alibis Cause on and on and it's a cryin' shame Cause on and on and it's a cryin' shame Before you know it the spell is gone it's time to pick up and carry on We lost our way to the rainbow's end looks like we'll have to start all over again Cause on and on and it's a cryin' shame Cause on and on and it's a cryin' shame How can you be this way? Girl, Girl,
8.
SAVIOR IN ROCK The wayward youth, the lonely child we were cast in doubt we were running wild Another day in our troubled life reaching out with blinded sight Our pulse beats strong and we stand alone to face the world we were on our own Looking for heroes in a hero-less world down and out with no way out We found a savior in rock we found a savior in roll We found a savior in rock we found a savior in rock and roll We found a savior in rock we found a savior in roll We found a savior in rock we found a savior in rock and roll With schoolboy charm and our good looks we're the truant child reading rock n roll books We stand in line with ball and chain we left our friend to play this game We've gone too far and we sealed our fate we can't relate and we must escape We're on our way and we're out of control Rock n roll it saved our soul..... We found a savior in rock we found a savior in roll We found a savior in rock we found a savior in rock and roll We found a savior in rock we found a savior in roll We found a savior in rock we found a savior in rock and roll
9.
SO STRONG, SO FRAGILE I'm reaching out to touch a rainbow and I'm chasing shadows through the air It starts to seep straight through my marrow I know the stranger when she's there We've got a love so strong, so fragile Our hearts are drowned in passion The stones and steel are shattered from a love so strong so fragile Reach out and play with emotions learn all the currents and the tides She's just as strong as all the oceans when I feel her love here deep inside We've got a love so strong, so fragile Our hearts are drowned in passion The stones and steel are shattered from a love so strong so fragile We've got a love so strong, so fragile, Our hearts are drowned in passion The stones and steel are shattered from a love so strong so fragile But you go on and do what you want to do We've got a love so strong, so fragile Our hearts are drowned in passion The stones and steel are shattered from a love so strong so fragile
10.
I'm the One 02:47
I’M THE ONE Cone on! Never mind the others ‘Cause I know that I’m the one for you You can bitch and moan But there’s nothing that you can do Say you want me here But I would be wasting my lies Don’t you know that you’ve got me hypnotized? I’m the one .. You love on a dare I’m the one .. You think it ain’t fair I’m the One.. Well I don’t care Because I’m the one I’m the one.. You’re willing to lie for I’m the one.. You’ve got to die for I’m the one.. You’re gonna cry for I’m the One No one ever said it had to be so nice and sweet All they ever said it had to be a two-way street Don’t you know that you paralyze my brain Come close to me and I’ll drive you insane…. I’m the one.. you think it’s a sin I’m the one.. You’d better begin I’m the one.. just let me in ‘Cause I’m the one I’m the one.. You’re willing to lie for I’m the one.. You’ve got to die for I’m the one.. You’re gonna cry for I’m the One

about

WARHEAD was the real deal! They had it all and were undoubtedly on the path to worldwide stardom. After all, Warhead won the Miller Highlife Rock to Riches national contest which helped spark the careers of Bon Jovi, Twisted Sister, Night Ranger and many others.

WARHEAD formed back in 1981 when guitarists Greg Metts and Bob Emerson met while attending the University of South Carolina. Lex Scott (vocals) and Bubba Rucker (drums) were soon recruited. Fellow USC student, Erol Denizkurt, was the last piece of the puzzle added to round out Warhead’s solid lineup – a lineup that would never deviate or change course.

The story of Warhead took place in the early ’80s when new/more flamboyant types of hard rock bands were winning favor amongst the masses as the music was becoming a visual medium thanks to MTV and countless cable shows that were now exposing imagery in conjunction with the music - Warhead was a perfect fit!

At the forefront of a burgeoning “Hard Rock” medium, Warhead hit the studio and recorded and released their first single, “Street Survivors”. This led to the aforementioned win of the Miller Highlife Rock to Riches national contest. As their popularity grew, they were able to land a deal with a booking agency, CMC, who kept the band on the road throughout the southeast opening for acts like Foghat, Molly Hatchet, Black Oak Arkansas, Spirit, The Romantics, Blackfoot and others. Warhead also headlined the Friday night slot at the Coastal Carolina Fair’s large outdoor arena. One of the more memorable gigs took place in North Carolina was when Warhead joined fellow rockers, and good friends Maxx Warrior (who later became National Recording Artist Firehouse), for a jam session which included ‘covers’ of a handful of Def Leppard tunes.

In 1984, Warhead’s Tonight We Rock EP, became CMC Records’ first release (despite the fact that they were not actually signed to the label) after CMC moved from being a booking agency to a record label. (In fact, the 2-track 25 single that was released has garnered bids of up to $200 on eBay).

Throughout the ’80s, WARHEAD kept the momentum going by recording more material and playing live shows wherever they could book a gig. The band took numerous meetings in NY City with the likes of Atlantic Records, Elektra Records, Chrysalis Records, and many other up-and-coming labels, but never got the deal they tried so hard for.

credits

released April 22, 2019

Warhead is:
Lex Scott – Vocals
Bob Emerson – Guitars
Greg Metts – Guitars
Erol Denizkurt – Bass
Bubba Rucker - Drums


Explosive Rock single (Tracks 1-2)
Originally recorded 1983 & produced by Ron Hollins at Strawberry Jamm Studio, Columbia SC,...

Tonight We Rock EP (Tracks 3-6)
Originally recorded 1986 & produced by Vic Lipscomb and WARHEAD, CMC Studios, Zebulon NC,

Tracks 7-10 produced by Ron Hollins/Recording Associates, Charleston, SC,

All songs written by Warhead except ‘School’s Out’ written by Alice Cooper, M. Bruce, G. Buxton, D. Dunaway & N. Smith

2019 executive producers J. Golden & G. Shafer
Re-mastered by Jamie King at The Basement Studios NC, Winston Salem, NC
Cover art by Steven Cobb
Layout design by Chris Fergusen

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