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GUY MANN​-​DUDE'S MANNIC DISTORTION

by GUY MANN-DUDE'S MANNIC DISTORTION

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    CD FEATURES:
    • Originally released in 1991
    • Now remastered and reissued
    • With 3 bonus tracks
    (only on CD version)
    • Guest musician Steve Lukather
    • 12-page booklet
    • Complete lyrics & photos
    • Liner notes by the Dude himself
    • New cove artwork by Steve Cobb
    • Limited to 500 worldwide

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1.
Hand in Hand (Death Walks With Life) Hand in hand Death walks with life Evil within you clutches the Knife Deep in the mirror Opposite manifest A parallel presence forever exist You look at him He looks at you Which will you choose? Hung in the noose Good and evil stand side by side Light and darkness Jekyll and Hyde Footprint of demons are left to be seen Wings of an angel will fly in between They're here! You fear! You have to answer Which way will you turn? The fire in hell will burn Colliding! The casting blow Has ripped up and tortured your soul... Hand in hand, constant drain You have to answer or live with the pain Hand in hand, the dye it is cast A breath of temptation Your first to your last The powers will trick you so don't be misled The ultimate guilt is the voice in your head You look at him He looks at you Which will you choose? Hung in the noose Which way will you turn? The fire in hell will burn Colliding! The casting blow Has ripped up and tortured your soul... Hand in hand, constant drain You have to answer or live with the pain Answer! They're here! You fear! You have to answer! Hand in hand Death walks with life Evil within you clutches the knife Deep in the mirror opposite manifest A parallel presence forever exist You look at him! He looks at you! Which will you choose? Hung in the noose Which way will you turn? The fire in hell will burn Colliding! The casting blow Has ripped up and tortured your soul... Hand in hand, constant drain You have to answer or live with the pain Hand in hand…
2.
Against the Grain Sheep head, brain dead Lookin' at you and I'm seethin' Go with the flow A trait I don't know While I'm breathin' Procrastinate a fatal mistake Become jaded The mass you see smil'n happliy Masqueraded Evil roar inside me Intuition guide me Destiny calling Etched in my soul Against the grain I will never give in Tough to tame And I'll fight to the end Rage is sleeping Compromise, routinize Selling yourself to be dusted A retail slut, satisfied in a rut Well adjusted Pay day, mayday Stand in a line so neatly The rat race is the last place That you'll see me Won't be sub-human End of time keeps loom'n Destiny callin... etched in my soul Against the grain I will never give in Tough to tame And I'll fight to the end Rage is sleeping If I move with the system I'm moving way too slow In the opposite direction Is the way I want to go Sheep head, brain dead Lookin' at you and I'm seethin' Go with the flow A trait I don't know While I'm breathin' Procrastinate a fatal mistake Become jaded The mass you see smil'n happliy Masqueraded Destiny calling Etched in my soul Against the grain I will never give in Tough to tame And I'll fight to the end Rage is sleeping Against the grain I will never give in Tough to tame And I'll fight to the end Rage is sleeping
3.
Blue Liquid Eyes Sleepless, morbid dreams Voiceless, sonic beams Mannic Distortion obstructs the view Taste of disaster is coming true! In my head and in my soul The demons continue Will they ever let go? Blue liquid eyes Stare through the window Blue liquid eyes Stare right down Wicked disguise No you're not able to die... Injured, feel the wounds Mind is in orbit, with coloured moons Fill my prescription for my disease Life is twice faster or so it seems In my head and in my soul The demons continue Will they ever let go? Let go! Blue Liquid Eyes Stare through the window Blue Liquid Eyes Stare right down Wicked disguise No you're not able to die... Desperate state! Suffocate, isolated endless spell Terminate, assassinate Demon pointing straight to hell! Outcast, inside of doom Relinquish all innocence Locked in a tomb Eyes of disaster, a deadly peer Violently, stabbing me! Then disappear Blue Liquid Eyes Stare through the window Blue liquid eyes Stare right down Watching me die, piercing through I feel those blue liquid eyes Blue liquid eyes
4.
Broke Dick Dog Death fright As I stare up in the light Yeah I think about it everyday ALways around I feel my heart up in my throat Guess it's time to change my way If there's a moment When you think you're near the end You better stop and contemplate So hear the gunshot That's been ringing in your head A voice deep inside says it's not too late This life like a gateway to hell Fighting your way through the fog Don't go and try to seek the answer my friend I wouldn't trust their lies on a broke dick dog It ain't fair To anticipate the terror No purpose for a sacrifice I love the thrill Of hanging out over the edge But sooner or later Gonna pay that price Lightning struck When my bro up and died Fill this void, endless pain deep inside This life like a gateway to hell Fighting your way through the fog Don't go and try to seek the answer my friend I wouldn't trust their lies on a broke dick dog Guardian angels talk'n Can't justify their stalkin' (I wouldn't trust 'em on a broke dick dog) Death fright As I stare up in the light Yeah I think about it everyday Always around I feel my heart up in my throat Guess it's time to change my way If there's a moment When you think you're near the end You better stop and contemplate So hear the gunshot That's been ringing in your head A voice deep inside says it's not too late This life like a gateway to hell Fighting your way through the fog Don't go and try to seek the answer my friend I wouldn't trust their lies on a broke dick dog Lightning struck When my bro up and died Fill this void, endless pain deep inside This life like a gateway to hell Fighting your way through the fog Don't go and try to seek the answer my friend I wouldn't trust their lies on a broke dick dog Guardian angels talk'n Can't justify their stalkin'
5.
Faces in the Dark Got a paranoid feeling Try to run but can't hide These jealous dogs are out to get me Automatically judged 'Cause I'm a different kind Why can't they blow away Perfected faces Plastic mold of a stranger Detected traces Guaranteed to bring danger As I clench this razor You cannot deny They'd love to see me end it shortly They're out to get you 'Till the day that you die I know they're here to stay Fly hungry vultures And prepare for descending Laughing hyenas grin and wait for the ending You know they'll always be around Faces... they surround me in the dark Faces... they surround me in the dark They're all around, faces in the dark As I clench this razor You cannot deny They'd love to see me end it shortly They're out to get you 'Till the day that you die I know they're here to stay Fly hungry vultures And prepare for descending Laughing hyenas grin and wait for the ending You know they'll always be around you Faces... they surround you in the dark Faces... they surround you in the dark plastic Faces... they surround you in the dark Faces... they surround you in the dark Faces
6.
Conformity (No, Not Me!) Refuse to conform Never will I follow Label me as a rebel The inhuman race And the rules I have to swallow Must be the work'n of the devil Fake them Take them Society whore Rape them Make them Greedy wanting more Fabricated mask and a hollowed out soul Another bullshit artist climbing out of every hole Make you believe he's the innocent guy Then make you bleed and care less if you die Conformity no! Not me! No! Filled with this rage The taste is turning sour Our youth to them doesn't matter Hell to the people With their ego craving power It's their own dreams they will shatter Drill them Kill them Political war Blood Thirsty blood Greedy wanting more Scientist faced with racing past the moon Button pushing morons that may end it all too soon They're all convinced it must be this way Even if tomorrow brings their dying day Conformity no! Not me! No! We scorn the system which is standing Slowly the walls are tumbling down The message sent to those commanding Has finally spread from the underground Refuse to conform Never will I follow Label me as a rebel The inhuman race And the rules I have to swallow Must be the work'n of the devil Fabricated mask and a hollowed out soul Another bullshit artist climbing out of every hole Conformity no! Not me! No! (Rebellious blood, they'll never shape me) (Rebellious blood, they'll never shape me)
7.
Enemy Motherfucker stuck his knife inside of me! Does it take blood suck'n look'n for identity? Trusted you like you trusted me... Quality time with a backstabb'n enemy Enemy! All began with a quick shake of the hand Slow quick sand, suck me! Burn in hell my friend, my enemy Burn in hell my friend, my enemy Big mouth hypocrite think he's God Cause he made it on a flook With other people's ingenuity Burnt all his bridges like a moron clod Now the boy suffers as he makes another enemy Enemy! Let's pretend you and I are best friends Turn my back then, stick me! Burn in hell my friend, my enemy Burn in hell my friend, my enemy My Enemy! Money and time You took a part of me Part of my life! Cheating and lies Is your reality You're stuck with your knife! Motherfucker stuck his knife inside of me! Does it take blood suck'n look'n for identity? Trusted you like you trusted me... Quality time with a backstabb'n Enemies lurk and you don't know who they are Till they turn into a jerk and they push you too far! Don't even give an inch to be fucked for a mile So here is a song for you at last... ENEMY you can kiss my ass! Burn in hell my friend, my enemy Burn in hell my friend, my enemy Burn in hell my friend, my enemy Burn in hell my Enemy!
8.
9.
Let Me Out Insane if they release me I'll be damned if there's a cure Electric shock and needles Stab my brain to make it pure Impossible to teach me How to blend with all the rest Don't try to make me comfortable Inside this psycho nest Methods way back from dark ages Meanwhile sickness inside rages Let me out Let me out I must defy Let me out Let me out before I die Please come and get me And take me from this padded cell Let me go and travel on This winding road to hell The TV room is crammed But only seen with vacant stares A complex operation For a nurse who doesn't care We have all this technology To reach out to the stars But when it comes to mental health Let's call the men from mars At least I like their medication Lost within this numb sensation Let me out Let me out I must defy Let me out Let me out before I die Soon they'll dissect me And rape me from my human shell Let me go and travel on This winding road to hell I lie upon my bed at night And stare on past the wall I feel a pounding in my head And voices start to call My eyelids held with toothpicks As I watch the morning sun A spirit comes and points at me And says. “now you're the one” Insane if they release me I'll be damned if there's a cure Electric shock and needles Stab my brain to make it pure Impossible to teach me How to blend with all the rest Don't try to make me comfortable Inside this psycho nest Let me out Let me out I must defy Let me out Let me out before I die Please come and get me And take me from this padded cell Let me go and travel On this winding road to hell
10.

about

Guy Mann-Dude (Guy Shiffman) is an American-born musician who was best known in the late 1980s and early 1990s after his eponymous band formed in Los Angeles, California in 1988. A musician renaissance man of sorts, Shiffman began as a drummer and would find himself backing YES singer Jon Anderson on his 1982 ‘Animation Tour’. Although an accomplished drummer doing studio work and leading his bands, Shiffman turned to his first love — the guitar — and reinvented himself as GUY MANN-DUDE.

Before going solo the guitarist served time in the Michael Angelo Band. In 1988 MANN-DUDE would secure a deal with MCA for his first solo album titled “Sleight of Hand”. Bassist Barry Sparks (Vinnie Moore, Yngwie Malmsteen, Mary Friedman) would be recruited for the album, along with late

Along with late drummer David Eagle. The following year on July 26, 1989 the instrumental shredding nightmare debut would be released.

The album would garnish minimal attention, getting little to no support and push from the label. However, Mann-Dude’s reputation continued to grow.

In 1989, Mann-Dude would be part of the heavy metal supergroup The Dudes of Wrath along with Paul Stanley of KISS and Desmond Child, both on vocals, Vivian Campbell on guitar, Whitesnake's Rudy Sarzo on bass guitar, and Mötley Crüe's Tommy Lee on drums. The group was specially assembled to record a song called "Shocker" for the soundtrack of the Wes Craven film of the same name. That same year he would also lend his gunslinging talents to Robin Beck's hit album “Trouble or Nothin” as well as Alice Cooper’s “Trash” in 1989.

In 1991 it was time for a GUY MANN-DUDE follow-up. However, this sophomore effort would see a slight change from the shredfest of the first album. Still, as a trio including MANN-DUDE, Sparks and Eagle, they would self-release “Mannic Distortion” (often cited to be (Guy Mann-Dude's Mannic Distortion) under the name Metal Future Records. This 10-song effort would see vocals added to most of the songs contributed by all three members. Only two of the tracks would be instrumentals. ‘Mannic Distortion’ would also delve headfirst into a Bay Area type thrash metal that could have easily rivaled any of its contemporaries at the time. The album would receive another small release on Czechia label Poprun. Neither would get mass worldwide distribution causing the album to become rather rare in later years.

credits

released October 1, 2021

Guy Mann-Dude’s Mannic Distortion is:
Barry Sparks Bass (tracks 1, 3 & 7), Vocals (backing)
David Eagle (R.I.P. 2015) Drums, Vocals (lead) (track 7)
Guy Mann-Dude Guitars, Vocals (lead)


CREDITS:
Recorded in 1990-1991.
Engineered at Red Zone Studio, Burbank, CA & Powerhouse Studio, Northridge, CA.
Produced by Peter Schier Jr. & Guy Mann-Dude
Engineering & mixing by Scott Ross & Guy Mann-Dude
Chris Pett Engineering (assistant)

Additional quest musicians:
Danny "The Greek" Papakalos Bouzouki (track 10)
Dennis Tuttle Vocals (spoken) (track 4)
Danny Theriot Bass (tracks 2, 4-6 & 8-10)
Steve Lukather Guitar (track 12

2021 reissue executive producers J, Golden & G. Shafer
2021 remastering by Jamie King Studios, Winston Salem, NC
Cover concept by Guy Mann-Dude & Steve Cobb
Cover art by Steve Cobb
Layout design by Chris Ferguson
Loni Specter Photography

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