Kamikaze Killers Re​-​issue

by TAKASHI

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    New York’s over the top 80s metallic rockers Takashi’s classic EP ‘Kamikaze Killers’ now finally issued or the first time ever on CD. Originally released on the now legendary cult label Mongol Horde Records back in 1983


    CD FEATURES:

    • First time ever officially on CD
    • Re-mastered audio (from best possible available sources)
    • Additional bonus tracks including rare 1984 demo
    • 12-page booklet
    • Never before seen photos
    • Full lyrics
    • Brief essay
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1.
Strangler 05:23
STRANGLER He's lurking in the shadows He's waiting for you Unleashed in the night There's nothing you can do Watching unknown He's got you in his sight You don't even know It's gonna be your night Striking down innocent lives They're broken by victim cries Feel his hands tighten Around your throat Eyes of fire A gleam above his cloak Breathe your breath It's gonna be your last An unlikely role And you have been cast Striking down innocent lives They're broken by victim cries Striking down innocent lives They're broken by victim cries
2.
Kamikaze 04:50
KAMIKAZE The fear of doom rules Over the nation of Japan And as a final word the Emperor calls The attention of every man With the hopes of winning The soldiers form a sacrificial suicidal squad Knowing in their choice of death Their names will not be marred (Chorus) As they come crashing down They make a screaming sound Kamikaze! The people shed a tear Kamikaze! A man that has no fear Kamikaze! A massive suicide Kamikaze! And broken wings don't fly Like diving hawks The wings of death Crash down among the fleet Men plunged in the ocean Or they died of scorching heat With stricken hearts a dying race They knew they haven't won A darkened country stands Beneath the light of the rising sun (Repeat Chorus) As they come crashing down They make a screaming sound Kamikaze! The people shed a tear Kamikaze! A man that has no fear Kamikaze! A massive suicide Kamikaze! And broken wings don't fly
3.
Mad Max 04:28
MAD MAX Out on the road You're all alone There's nothing left for miles But desert and wind Suddenly a flash of light blinds you sight And you shall pay for your sins (Chorus) Though you try to escape him He'll find you by the smell of your blood Mad Max - Mad Max The Gods have made him ruler And if he don't like you, your time is done Empty streets and vacant towns Crumble to the ground from war and hate Death on wheels he's fast as light He’ll exterminate mankind through his twisted fate (Repeat Chorus) Though you try to escape him He'll find you by the smell of your blood Mad Max - Mad Max The Gods have made him ruler And if he don't like you, your time is done Racing down the streets at night The headlights shining bright Howling like a hungry wolf And eager for a bite Awesome power overwhelms you As his shadow darkens the night Leaving smoldering pieces for the early morning light There will be a time when there is nothing left to do Never look deceiving or he might come down on you Mad Max - Mad Max - Mad Max - Mad Max
4.
PLAYBOY GIRLS So smooth and sexy A pictured fantasy She looked like a girl that I once knew In my wildest dreams And then a ring on my telephone Some voice says to me Come on down the girls are in town And we'll be shooting a scene (Chorus) I can't wait ‘til tonight You know I really love Playboy Girls I can't get enough You know I might be in love Playboy Girls They snap the pictures one by one They move around and pretend That I'm not even standing here Looking through my lens My body's movin' slow Her body's lookin' so I take the chance just to show her Now that the session is over I can't wait ‘til tonight You know I really love Playboy Girls I see them in my dreams You know I might be in love Playboy Girls - Get it up (Repeat Chorus) I can't wait ‘til tonight You know I really love Playboy Girls I can't get enough You know I might be in love Playboy Girls
5.
KILL OR BE KILLED Taken by punks on the street Loved ones stripped from under your feet Vigilante killer to clean up the town Out for revenge don't mess around Torching nightmares he had seen Viewing life through a M-16 Kill or Be Killed - Kill or Be Killed Try to hide it will only get worse When he finds you'll be hit with his curse Armed and ready with a 44 They’ll be scraping you up all over the floor Strong arm of the law stay out of his way Broken vandals dead they lay Kill or Be Killed - Kill or Be Killed Kill or Be Killed - Kill or Be Killed Taken by punks on the street Loved ones stripped from under your feet Vigilante killer to clean up the town Out for revenge don't mess around Blow them up with TNT I kill you or you kill me Kill or Be Killed - Kill or Be Killed Kill or Be Killed - Kill or Be Killed
6.
Live to Rock 04:48
LIVE TO ROCK Rollin' down in your hometown And my limos got all I need Sittin' in the back, windows tinted black And my fingers tappin' to the beat I been waiting so long to sing my song Now the chance is here for me to take it 'Cause we can’t do it any other way Lemme tell ya baby, we're gonna shake it Watch the lights go out Crowds they scream and shout I've had enough and I'm getting rough And I'm gonna rock until the day I'm gonna let it out I'm gonna scream and shout I'm gonna pick up my guitar and play All week long the same song People always tell me what to do So let us in and let the party begin We're gonna rock and roll the whole night through Watch the lights go out Crowds they scream and shout Live To Rock - Rock And Roll Live To Rock - Rock And Roll (Repeat versus) Live to Rock - Rock And Roll Live to Rock - Rock And Roll
7.
NINJA WARRIOR Through the darkness he slides like a snake The night hears the breath that he takes With star in hand he's aiming for you You'll see it flash by the light of the moon Clinging to walls he's high up above Clawing the way with steel fingered gloves You’re cheating ways, they've taken their toll Before the dawn he condemns your soul (Chirus) Ninja Warrior Will take his stand The night beholds The deadly hand Here's a lesson for all you forsake Don't take a gamble when your life's at stake The dragon powers in the palm of his hands He's trained to kill - a simple command Ninja Warrior Will take his stand The night beholds The deadly hand
8.
NO PAY TOLL I was crusin' feeling hot and mean Rippin' the streets in a fast machine No holding back Gonna give it all tonight I ran the red light and crashed through her gate For me it's free I get the special rate (Chorus) Just drive on through, I been waiting for you Give it all you got, go over the top No Pay Toll - Let me in Drive on through - Let me feel your skin No Pay Toll - Open the gate No Pay Toll - It's too late I knocked on her door and kicked it right in She held a whip and pouted with sin No holding back Gonna give it all tonight She said honey you know what I need My love is hungry, feed baby feed (Repeat Chorus) Cause baby I've been driving all night long And I'm gonna pull into you A tunnel of love that's hot and firm yeah When this engine's hot it don't care if you're not It satisfies you just the same Let me in bitch I need your skin No Pay Toll - Let me in Drive on through - Let me feel your skin No Pay Toll - Open the gate No Pay Toll - It's too late No Pay Toll - No Pay Toll No Pay Toll - No Pay Toll - open your gate

credits

released February 5, 2016

Takashi is:

Bob Simonson - Guitars (lead)
Craig Kory – Guitars
Danny Stanton - Vocals
Chuck Kory – Drums
Tom Cangemi – Bass

Tracks 1-4 ‘Kamikaze Killers’ EP originally released by Mongol Horde Records 1983
Tracks 5,6 originally released on ‘Metal Over America’ Mausoleum Records 1985
‘Ninja Warrior’ unreleased demo
‘No Pay Toll’ recorded live '84

Produced by TAKASHI and Denny McNerney
Engineered by Denny McNerney
Additional Production by Bob Simonson
Mixed by Denny McNerney, Chuck Kory & Bob Simonson
Recorded at Bolognese Recording Studio in Merrick, NY
Additional Recording at White Cloud Recording Studio NY
Additional Musicians: Michael Haar - Drums on ‘No Pay Toll’ & ‘Ninja Warrior’
Jim Simonson - Background Vocals
RE-mastering by Jamie King at The Basement Recording NC in Winston Salem, NC

Album cover by Greg Geffner
Cover Photo by Scott Croker of F11 Studios.
Layout design by Chris Ferguson

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