White Boy and the Average Rat Band

by WHITE BOY AND THE AVERAGE RAT BAND

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Bullbrain
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Bullbrain Some great straight RnR with a punky edge from the vaults.
Swilson
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Swilson Easily one of my favorite albums of all time! it's a fuzzed out metal explosion that really exists on it's own plane of existence. For years the recording was shrouded in mystery. I got a chance to catch these guys live recently and it was as amazing as I thought it would be! Favorite track: Sector 387.
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ChrisGoesRock This is a a true guitar fuzzed burner with a new remastering and extra tracks. Forget to find the original album because it is very rare and very expensive. Buy this album before it will be sold out. Favorite track: Maybe I'm a Fool.
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paul rote This was a super rarity . Original vinyl worth hundreds of dollars . Now finally on cd with bonus tracks.. unique sounds combining hard rock with punk and metal . A true guitar burner .
Ray Dorsey
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Ray Dorsey One of my favorite albums of all time. Possibly worth the price of admission for the track “Oriental Doctor” alone, this is a bible of super-raw overdriven fuzz-metal riffs and searing leads out the wazoo. The fact that the songs are as memorable as they are puts in into rarified air. Favorite track: Oriental Doctor.
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    • Re-mastered from the original tapes
    • Plus 5 never released bonus tracks
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    • 8-Page booklet
    • Complete album lyrics
    • Liner notes by guitarist Mike Matney
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    • First ever official Re-issue
    • Re-mastered from the original masters
    • Insert with complete lyrics
    • An essay by guitarist Michael Matney
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    • First ever official Re-issue
    • Re-mastered from the original masters
    • Insert with complete lyrics
    • An essay by guitarist Michael Matney
    • On Coke-clear vinyl
    • Limited to 100 copies

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released November 3, 2017

WHITE BOY AND THE AVERAGE RAT BAND is:

Mike Matney Lead Guitars and Vocals
Tommy Altizer Bass Guitars
Seth Kelly Rhythms
Tim Gilbert Percussions

Jerry Hogeston Drums (“Sector 387” and “Maybe I’m A Fool”)
Additional Bonus Tracks 9-13: Jack Mash Bass • Jerry Hogeston Drums

Engineered by Elbert Baldwin, Mike Matney and Eddie Curly
Producer: Eddie Ensco Productions • Executive Producer: Mike Matney • Associate Producer: Tim Gilbert
Original album concept: Mike Matney & Tim Gilbert
Recorded at Magnum Studios, Richmond, Va. • Remix: Cinderella Sound Studios, Madison, Tenn.
2017 Executive Producers: J. Golden & G. Shafer • Remastered by Jamie King at The Basement Studio NC, Winston-Salem, NC
Original cover photo by Bill Patton • New logo by Steven Cobb • Layout design by Chris Ferguson

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Track Name: Neon Warriors
Neon Warrior

Neon warriors do battle in the streets
Screams for mercy mingle
With the silence of defeat

Armed for battle I await backstage
And this heavy metal lust I feel
Turns into a silent rage

Well the call goes out about 8 pm
There was enemy on the horizon
The curtain falls and the lights grow dim
And the roar of the crowd was rising
Roar of the crowd was rising

See the ones we let live
Running in the streets
See the ones who lives we took
Lying at our feet
Track Name: Sector 387
Sector 387

Man what a job, Sector 387
This place is the hell hole
Slum of the earth
So they think they can send a hard nose
Like me down here to keep the peace
Best I can do is stay alive

(Chorus)
Identification Red Sector 387
Malfunction in our android
Send repair number eleven
Take no chances caution is in order
He is still functional
But on the border

It’s just your average night
I haven’t seen anything coming or going
I been thinking about some coffee
I believe I’ll just pull into this greasy spoon
With these other two from the goon squad

Cancel that last transmission
Acknowledge eleven
Condition yellow in Sector 387

(Chorus)
Identification Red Sector 387
Malfunction in our android
Send repair number eleven
Take no chances caution is in order
He is still functional
But on the border
Track Name: Maybe I'm a Fool
Maybe I’m A Fool

Maybe you’re not like me
Maybe I’m not like you
Maybe they just put you here
To see what I would do

Well maybe I’m a fool

Well is religion just a story
Or a concept you gave to me
Well how can I believe
In something I can’t see

Well maybe I’m a fool

Is this how I spend my time
A mad man writing words that rhyme

Well maybe I’m a fool

Well maybe I’m a fool

And maybe you are too
Track Name: The Prophet Song
The Prophet Song

Release me from this prison
And unchain the very bond
That holds my soul
For Satan now has risen
And the wrath of his confinement
Takes its toll
Well he made us believers

Will we live to see Armageddon?
Will some of us live to see the Final Day

Or if all of our sins are forgiven
Will sweet rapture come
And take our soul away

Marching thru hot desert sands
With a fear in our hearts
And a saber in our hands
And there amongst ten thousand
Demons stands the master of the land
Track Name: Leaving Tonight on Vacation
Leaving Tonight on Vacation

Well I’m leaving tonight on vacation
And everyone’s invited to go
Please dress for the occasion
You never know

Well I’m leaving the world behind me
Leaving it only my name
And if you choose to play win or lose
You could do the same, yeah

No sad goodbyes
No long farewells
We may meet again someday
Should there be a Heaven or a Hell

Well I’m leaving
Track Name: Blue Moon
instrumental
Track Name: Oriental Doctor
ORIENTAL DOCTORS

Well it could have been Heaven
But she made it Hell
She said she didn’t love me
And I said just as well

I give her all of my money
It just wasn’t enough
I tried to make things easy
She made ‘em tough

(Chorus)
Lord she needed a doctor
He had to be there right away
She needed a prescription filled
And there wasn’t nothing I could say
She needed a miracle
He gave her a miracle every day
She needed a doctor
And breakfast in L.A.

She needed her freedom
But that drove me insane
I kept on smilin’ thru the pain

(Chorus)
Lord she needed a doctor
He had to be there right away
She needed a prescription filled
And there wasn’t a damn thing I could say
She needed a miracle
He gave her a miracle every day
She needed a doctor
And breakfast in L.A

Damn thing I could say

(Chorus)
Lord she needed a doctor
He had to be there right away
She needed a prescription filled
And there wasn’t nothing I could say
She needed a miracle
He gave her a miracle every day
She needed a doctor
And breakfast in L.A

It was a little oriental doctor

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