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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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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Track Name: Strangler
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
Track Name: Kamikaze
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
Track Name: Mad Max
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
Track Name: Playboy Girls
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
Track Name: 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
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
Track Name: Live to Rock
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
Track Name: Ninja Warrior
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
Track Name: No Pay Toll (recorded live '84)
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