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.
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.
ChrisGoesRock
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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.
paul rote
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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 .
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  • Compact Disc (CD) + Digital Album

    CD FEATURES:

    • First time ever on CD
    • Re-mastered from the original tapes
    • Plus 5 never released bonus tracks
    only available on CD
    • 8-Page booklet
    • Complete album lyrics
    • Liner notes by guitarist Mike Matney
    • Limited to 500 copies worldwide

    For fans of: Scorpions,Budgie, Black Sabbath, Masters of Reality, The Dictators

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  • Record/Vinyl + Digital Album

    • First ever official Re-issue
    • Re-mastered from the original masters
    • Insert with complete lyrics
    • An essay by guitarist Michael Matney
    • On black vinyl
    • Limited to 400 copies

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  • Record/Vinyl + Digital Album

    • 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

    Includes unlimited streaming of White Boy and the Average Rat Band via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
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1.
Prelude 01:30
2.
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
3.
Sector 387 03:24
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
4.
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
5.
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
6.
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
7.
Blue Moon 04:16
instrumental
8.
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

credits

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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