RADIO PLANET

by RADIO PLANET

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    • For the first time on CD
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    • 8-page booklet
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    • Band history essay
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1.
The Tower 02:56
THE TOWER Prisoners of the darkside Drowning in their shame Blinded by false pride The story is the same chorus: Lightning strikes your tower It all comes sliding down Lightning strikes your tower Crashing to the ground The tower falls Throw down your lies The reason why The tower falls ~ Prisoners of the darkside The story is the same Turning back on mankind Back in the bitter age chorus ~ Prisoners of the darkside A curse upon your name Kiss your power goodbye The story is the same chorus
2.
STORMBRINGER’S CURSE Standing alone, last of my line Servant of chaos at the end of time Alive in my hands is the black sword Blood and souls for my demon lord chorus: My power is a curse Stormbringer’s curse ~ The sword is alive, a thing to be feared Stormbringer lusts, no one is spared The sword that I carry, the stealer of souls Keeps me alive and preys on my soul chorus ~ Stormbringer I hate you, we’re two of a kind Bound to each other ‘til the end of time This is my fate in this haunted age Stormbringer, black sword, let them feel our rage chorus
3.
T.V Preacher 02:43
TV PREACHER Don’t bury us, bury us Under all your holy lies That you preach, that you preach To your sheep that wait on line Cause they need, yeah they need As they’re too lazy to find Until you lead the blind chorus: TV preacher in his limosine Thinks he’s in the majority Can’t let people think too free He just loves them Down on their knees, on their knees ~ Don’t run our lives, run our lives With your old rusty book That you use, that you use For your power games Be a god, be a god With you to run the show From your books You don’t know chorus STORMBRINGER’S CURSE Standing alone, last of my line Servant of chaos at the end of time Alive in my hands is the black sword Blood and souls for my demon lord chorus: My power is a curse Stormbringer’s curse ~ The sword is alive, a thing to be feared Stormbringer lusts, no one is spared The sword that I carry, the stealer of souls Keeps me alive and preys on my soul chorus ~ Stormbringer I hate you, we’re two of a kind Bound to each other ‘til the end of time This is my fate in this haunted age Stormbringer, black sword, let them feel our rage chorus
4.
DON’T BELIEVE IN YESTERDAY Turn your back on the past We just might have a chance Our time has come at last Raise your voice raise the chant chorus: Don’t believe in yesterday Don’t believe in yesterday Yesterday ~ Today we live in chains Trapped in a web of flames Always lose never gain Trapped in a web of flames chorus
5.
DEADLY DREAMS In the night so silent Come the darkest dreams And the haunted visions You can hear your screams All your dreams are nightmares In the night so silent You can hear your screams chorus: You wake up screaming No longer dreaming You wake up screaming No longer dreaming Deadly dreams ~ You have heard the warning You have heard it calling From beyond the abyss It is calling your name All your dreams are nightmares In the night so silent You can hear your screams chorus

about

RADIO PLANET was a trio based on the south side of Long Island that formed in the late 1970s by guitarist Frank Holdgruen and bassist "Alan Smithee". The duo would go through a series of drummers into the ‘90s. A brief attempt at bringing a frontman into the line-up would be short-lived.

RADIO PLANET would become a regular fixture on the live club circuit playing their first show in 1979 Good Times in Massapequa Park, this would be the band’s only performance as a 4-piece before returning to being a power-trio with " Smithee" taking on vocal duties, this would continue throughout the band’s run.

The beginning of the 1980s RADIO PLANET would record a 2-song 7” released on their own Angry Red Planet Records. The combination of punk rock and heavy metal with humor garnered one review of the band as “weirdly charming!”.

The band continued to ride the Long Island club circuit while building their fanbase as they became regulars in the local scene picking up residences in some of the better-known clubs in the area. This led to the band scoring several opening slots for national and international acts touring through.
In 1984/85 RADIO PLANET began to record serious recordings at Master Sound studio in Franklin Square.
These recordings would be shopped to the major labels. And gain the interest of Arista Records but would not materialize into a deal due to reasons having nothing to do with the band..
In 1987 Catch Em Records would release two compilation records including two songs from the Master Sound sessions “Don’t Believe in Yesterday” and “Tender Mercy” included on the compilation albums titled “City Tracks” Vol. 1&3.

The late ’80s brought drummer James Payfer to the lineup. They entered the studio again to record six songs for an upcoming cassette release. This session included re-recording some old favorites and two new songs. The new tunes “The Tower” and “Stormbringers Curse”, drew their inspiration from Michael Moorcock’s Elric Saga. The cassette was released in 1989.

RADIO PLANET would continue a couple of more years into the next decade seeing yet another drummer change and the recruiting of a new lead vocalist however this would be short-lived and in 1992 the band would end their broadcast.

credits

released November 27, 2020

RADIO PLANET is:
Frank Holdgruen - guitar
Alan Smithee – bass & vocals
James Payfer – drums

Album Credits:
Recorded & mixed at Recordamatt, West Islip, NY
Engineered by Joe Chinnic
All songs written & arranged by RADIO PLANET

2020 executive producers J. Golden & G. Shafer
Remastered by Jamie King at King Studios, Winston Salem, NC
Cover art by Steve Cobb
Layout design by Chris Fergusen

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