Tuesday, April 20, 2021

Chrome: Chrome Box 1996

Chrome was an American rock band founded in San Francisco in 1975 by musician Damon Edge and

associated with the 1970s post-punk movement. The group's raw sound blended elements of punk, psychedelia, and early industrial music, incorporating science-fiction themes, tape experimentation, distorted acid rock guitar, and electronic noise. They have been cited as forerunners of the 1980s industrial music boom.

Chrome were one of the great bands from the San Francisco music scene of the late Seventies. Formed in 1975 by the enigmatic Damon Edge, they released their first LP ‘The Visitation’ before being joined

by guitarist / vocalist Helios Creed. It was this collaboration that really focused the bands’ direction and their next two albums, ‘Alien Soundtracks’ and ‘Half Machine Lip Moves’ defined their musical approach and remain highly regarded to this day. Interest in the band grew steadily, resulting in their fourth LP ‘Red Exposure’ being released in the UK by Beggars Banquet. Unfortunately, at this point the band very rarely played live and it was quite possibly this lack of performance that held the band back from reaching a wider audience. Regardless, they released several more albums, including ‘Blood On The Moon’ and ‘Third From The Sun’, before Damon moved to France with his wife, effectively ending the classic Chrome line-up. He continued to release albums under the Chrome title, but opinions on the quality of this material are mixed. Helios Creed, meanwhile, continued to record and for the first time tour, under his own name.

They found little commercial success as part of San Francisco's 1970s music scene, but developed a cult following in the United Kingdom and Germany following the release of the LPs Alien Soundtracks

(1977) and Half Machine Lip Moves (1979). Edge died in 1995; subsequently, guitarist Helios Creed has revived the Chrome name for recordings and performances. When it comes to influential underground rock bands, San Francisco is (was) lousy with them. Throw a rock randomly into a crowd on Market St. and you could end up hitting a member of the Flamin' Groovies, Crime, or maybe even one of the Residents (though in the case of the Residents, you couldn't confirm it).

Out of all the Bay Area bands to have been declared seminal, Chrome is probably the most influential

while having the least to show for it. Their Stooges-meets-synths-and-experimental-noise sound is credited with being the beginning of industrial rock music -- the stuff that that made careers for Nine Inch Nails and Marilyn Manson, among countless others. Yet when I call longtime Chrome guitarist Helios Creed days before he left for a week-long west coast tour, he tells me he doesn't know where he's going to live afterward because he's being evicted from his Santa Cruz home.

Born and raised in Long Beach, Calif., Creed began playing guitar at age 12 after his father, in the Navy at the time, brought him a Guyatone electric guitar from Japan for his birthday. He started mimicking his guitar heroes like Jimi Hendrix and Jeff Beck, but in his later teens Creed would expand his horizons with psychedelic drugs and heavier groups of the '70s like Hawkwind (he would later quip that he invented his guitar sound by trying to recreate what he heard "listening to Black Sabbath on LSD on headphones when I was a teenager").

Creed moved to San Francisco in the mid '70s, and soon met Chrome's original bassist, Gary Spain, who introduced Creed to the group's first album The Visitation. Creed not only enjoyed the music, but he knew he had to be in the band. By then Chrome was falling apart: guitarist John Lambdin, suffering from amphetamine psychosis, was hospitalized. But Chrome's mastermind Damon Edge (born Thomas Wisse) had already switched his attention to turning the band into a recording project, using his trust fund money to rent a house and buy equipment.

"When I met (Damon), he had long, straight, kinda greasy hair and he was wearing an 'Aloha' shirt with

a sports coat," Creed says. "He was a little chubby [laughs]." According to Creed, though Chrome was a psychedelic band, they never "jammed." "That was a hippie thing," Creed says. "And we never played the blues [laughs]."
The two began working on Ultra Soundtrack, intended to accompany a live psychedelic strip show. But when its mind-bending sound-collage style was deemed too weird for the dancers, the duo expanded the recording with straight-ahead rock tracks and processed tape loops, releasing it as Alien Soundtracks.

Alien Soundtracks was released on Edge's Siren Records the same year the Sex Pistols' Never Mind The Bollocks blew up the music world, and Chrome became an underground sensation in both the U.K.

and the U.S. practically overnight.
"The covers of our albums filled the windows of record stores," Creed recalls. "I was surprised; I didn't think people were going to like it that much."
Edge and Creed doubled down on the space riffs and abrasive drumming for the next album, 1978's Half Machine Lip Moves, their most popular album to date. It has all the trademark touches of a classic industrial rock record: samples of people talking; scrap metal used as percussion; and crunchy, super-distorted guitar. The magazine Wire would include it in its list of "100 Records That Set the World on Fire (While No One Was Listening)."

Creed and Edge recorded three more albums -- Red Exposure, Blood On The Moon and 3rd From The Sun -- each one just as groundbreaking as the last. Yet the band would never fully overcome its cult status, and sapped Edge's trust fund dry, according to Creed. Though they were famous in certain circles, Chrome would never achieve mainstream success, partially because Edge refused to perform in public until 1981.
"He had hangups about playing live under different circumstances," Creed says.
Edge moved to Europe in 1983, continuing to record and play under the moniker Chrome. He would die of heart failure in 1995.

Creed would play for years under his name, and released underground-successful records on labels like Sub Pop and Amphetamine Reptile. At the same time, Chrome's profile rose again during the '90s

thanks to industrial rock's entrance in the pop charts, the re-release of their albums, and bands such as the Jesus Lizard and Prong covering their songs.
For a few years around the turn of the century, Creed reclaimed the Chrome name and played with two other former members, John and Hilary Stench, releasing a few recordings with the lineup. In more recent years, Creed has recruited a new band and finally taken advantage of the years of acclaim by performing around the globe, including festivals such as Spain's Primavera Sound.

In the same time frame, Chrome also released two new albums: Half Machine from the Sun, a collection of lost tracks recorded between 1979 to 1980; and Feel It Like A Scientist, with all-new material. To the surprise of many, both albums sound like they were recorded by the Chrome of old, full of the psychedelic sci-fi punk the band's dedicated followers worship.
"It amazes people how Feel It Like A Scientist just fit in with everything else," Creed says. "Maybe I had something to do with it."

CHROME: Damon Edge interview
Rock Magazine, September 1980: HERE

Chrome ‎– Chrome Box
Label: Cleopatra ‎– CLP 9770-2
Format: 3 × CD, Compilation Box Set
Country: US
Released: 1996
Genre: Electronic, Rock
Style: Industrial, Experimental, Punk


Damon Edge - vocals, synths, etc.
Helios Creed - vocals, guitar, etc.

Additional players:

Aleph Kali - drums
John Stench - drums
Hillary Stench - bass
Gary Spain - guitar
Cyborg - synth loops


Alien Soundtracks (1977, Siren Records)
Half Machine Lip Moves (1979, Siren Records)
Red Exposure (1980, Beggars Banquet Records)
Blood on the Moon (1981, Don't Fall Off the Mountain/Beggars Banquet Records)
3rd from the Sun (1982, Siren Records)


Read Only Memory (1979, Siren Records)
Inworlds (1981, Don't Fall Off the Mountain/Beggars Banquet Records)


New Age (1980, Beggars Banquet Records)
Firebomb (1982, Siren Records)
Anorexic Sacrifice (1982, Subterranean Records)

CD 1.

Alien Soundtracks (1978)

01. Chromosome Damage     3:49
02. Monitors     2:19
03. Pygmies In Zee Park     5:59
04. Slip It To The Android     3:47
05. Pharaoh Chromium     3:25
06. Magnetic Dwarf Reptile     3:38

Half Machine Lip Moves (1979)

07. TV As Eyes     2:16
08. Zombie Warfare     5:48
09. March Of The Chrome Police (A Cold Clamey Bombing)     3:37
10. You've Been Duplicated     2:38
11. Mondo Anthem     3:31
12. Half Machine Lip Moves     5:17
13. Abstract Nympho     3:35
14. Turned Around     1:58
15. Zero Time     3:03
16. Creature Eternal     1:53

Subterranean Modern (1979)

17. Anti-Fade     3:55
18. I Left My Heart In San Francisco     0:27
19. Meet You In The Subway     5:14

Read Only Memory (1979)

20. Excerpt From Read Only Memory     8:18

New Age 7" (1980)

21. Informations     3:09


01. New Age     3:10
02. Eyes On Mars     3:31
03. Jonestown     2:21
04. Animal     2:49
05. Static Gravity     3:20
06. Eyes In The Center     4:08
07. Electric Chair     4:07
08. Isolation     4:330

Inworlds (1981)
09. In A Dream     5:07
10. Danger Zone     5:20

Blood On The Moon (1981)

11. Need     2:59
12. Perfumed Metal     4:40
13. Insect Human     5:03
14. Brain On Scan     3:58

Live In Concert Bologne, Italy (1981)

15. Instrumental     5:56
16. Out Of Reach     4:09
17. Blood On The Moon     4:59
18. Inner Vacume     4:01
19. Planet Strike     2:28

MP3 @ 320 Size: 181 MB
Flac  Size: 497 MB

CD 3.    

No Humans Allowed (1982)

01. Manifestation (Of The Idea)     3:31

Firebomb 7" (1982)

02. Firebomb     2:37
03. Shadows Of A Thousand Years     3:38

3rd From The Sun (1982)

04. Future Ghosts     5:18
05. Amageddon     8:34
06. Heart Beat     5:12
07. Off The Line     4:31
08. 3rd From The Sun     4:42

Anorexic Sacrifice 7" (1982)

09. Anorexic Sacrifice     5:14
10. Beacons To The Eye     4:40

Chronicles I (1982)

11. Open Up (Locust Door)     6:09

Chronicles II (1982)

12. Gehenna To Canaan     7:18

Raining Milk (1983)

13. Wings Born In The Night     6:45
14. Tribes (Ultra)     3:05
15. Gehenna Lion     5:20

MP3 @ 320 Size: 181 MB
Flac  Size: 507 MB

Chrome: Red Exposure on Urban Aspirines: HERE

Friday, April 16, 2021

Eric Burdon: Survivor 1977

Eric Victor Burdon (born 11 May 1941) is an English singer-songwriter and actor. He was previously

the vocalist of rock band The Animals and funk band War. He is regarded as one of the British Invasion's most distinctive singers with his deep, powerful blues-rock voice. He is also known for his aggressive stage performances.

In 2008, he was ranked 57th in Rolling Stone's list The 100 Greatest Singers of All Time.
Survivor is a solo album released in 1977. It was recorded at the Advision Studios in London, England. Burdon reunited with Zoot Money to write songs for this album. Also his old friend Alexis Korner helped recording.

George Bruno "Zoot" Money (born 17 July 1942 in Bournemouth, Hampshire - now Dorset) is an English vocalist, keyboardist and bandleader. He is best known for his playing of the Hammond organ and association with his Big Roll Band. Inspired by Jerry Lee Lewis and Ray Charles, he was drawn to

rock and roll music and became a leading light in the vibrant music scene of Bournemouth and Soho during the 1960s. He took his stage name 'Zoot' from Zoot Sims after seeing him in concert. During 1968, Money moved to U.S.A. to join the lineup of Eric Burdon & the New Animals in time for their Every One Of Us album, and the group soon incorporated stretched-out, heavily-psychedelicised versions of Dantalian's Chariot favourites 'Madman Running Through The Fields' and 'Gemini' into their setlist.

Money has been associated with The Animals, Eric Burdon, Steve Marriott, Kevin Coyne, Kevin Ayers, Humble Pie, Alexis Korner, Snowy White, Mick Taylor, Spencer Davis, Vivian Stanshall, Geno Washington, Brian Friel, the Hard Travelers, Widowmaker, Georgie Fame and Alan Price. He is also known as a bit part and character actor.

Eric Burdon ‎– Survivor
Label: Polydor ‎– 2310 577
Format: Vinyl, LP
Country: Greece
Released: 1977
Genre: Rock, Blues
Style: Blues Rock, Classic Rock





A1.     Rocky     4:00
A2.     Woman Of Rings     4:17
A3.     The Kid     3:13
A4.     Tomb Of The Unknown Singer  (Written-By – Jonnie Barnett)  4:27
A5.     Famous Flames     4:16




B1.     Hollywood Woman     3:53
B2.     Hook Of Holland     4:31
B3.     I Was Born To Live The Blues  (Written-By – Mc Gee)  3:55
B4.     Highway Dealer     3:26
B5.     P. O. Box 500     4:39

First Greek release 




Eric Burdon - lead vocals
Zoot Money - keyboards
John Bundrick - keyboards
Jürgen Fritz - keyboards
Alexis Korner - guitar
Frank Diez - guitar
Colin Pincott - guitar
Geoff Whitehorn - guitar
Ken Parry - guitar, vocals
Dave Dover - bass guitar
Steffi Stephan - bass guitar
Alvin Taylor - drums
Maggie Bell, P. P. Arnold, Vicki Brown - backing vocals
Written-By – E. V. Burdon (tracks: A1 to A3, A5 to B2, B4, B5), Zoot Money (tracks: A1 to A3, A5 to B2, B4, B5)

MP3 @ 320 Size: 94 MB
Flac  Size: 265 MB

Eric Burdon, The Animals, War on Urban Aspirines HERE

Wednesday, April 14, 2021

Dead Moon: 3 Albums


Dead Moon was a United States rock band from 1987 to 2006, formed in Portland, Oregon. Fronted by

singer/guitarist Fred Cole, the band also included singer/bassist Toody Cole, Fred's wife, and drummer Andrew Loomis. Veterans of Portland's independent rock scene, Dead Moon combined dark and lovelorn themes with punk and country music influences into a stripped-down sound.

Fred Cole engineered most of the band's recordings and mastered them on a mono lathe that was used for The Kingsmen's version of "Louie Louie". Their early records, such as In the Graveyard, were released on the Tombstone Records label, named for the musical equipment store Fred and Toody operated at the time. Soon they caught the attention of the German label Music Maniac Records, and toured Europe successfully. Not until the mid-nineties did they tour the United States. Much of their following was in Europe.

A U.S. filmmaking team (Kate Fix and Jason Summers) produced a 2004 documentary, Unknown Passage: The Dead Moon Story, which played in independent theaters around the U.S., New

Zealand, and at the Melbourne International Film Fest, and was released on DVD in the fall of
Dead Moon has recorded for labels such as Empty Records, but most releases are on Music Maniac worldwide and Tombstone in the U.S. The Tombstone label has also provided cheap mastering and duplication for other bands, serving more as a cooperative than a promotional vehicle. Though Fred and Toody were in their fifties, they showed no signs of slowing down on their 2004 release Dead Ahead, continuing to tour the globe until 2006, which saw the release of the Echoes of the Past compilation.

In December 2006, near the end of the Echoes of the Past tour, Dead Moon announced that they were

breaking up the band. Their last gig was at the Vera club in Groningen on November 26, 2006. Fred and Toody owned and operated their guitar shop, Tombstone Music, for 30 years and also ran the Tombstone General Store in Clackamas, Oregon for about eight years. Pearl Jam covered the song "It's O.K."; they often segue it with their song "Daughter" in live performances. Eddie Vedder of Pearl Jam has also covered "Diamonds in the Rough" and "Running Out of Time" with C-Average.

Fred and Toody formed a new band called Pierced Arrows with Portland punk musician Kelly Halliburton, whose father played in a band called "Albatross" with Fred in 1972, of Severed Head of State, Defiance and formerly Murder Disco X. Pierced Arrows played their first show, debuting on May 18, 2007 at Portland’s Ash Street Saloon with the reformed Poison Idea. Andrew Loomis played drums for a band called The Shiny Things from Longview, Washington.

Fred Cole, a guitarist and singer who became a cult hero of the Pacific Northwest music scene as the leader of the long-running garage-rock band Dead Moon, died on November 9, 2017 at the age of 69, from liver disease, at his home in Clackamas, Ore. The cause was cancer, said his wife and bandmate, Toody Cole.

As the grunge gold rush in the 1990s made stars of young bands in and around Seattle like Nirvana and Soundgarden, Mr. Cole and Dead Moon remained beloved local stars despite being decades older than their peers. Well into his 40s by then, Mr. Cole had been a regular of the garage-rock circuit — playing

a rough and raw sound that long predated grunge’s noisy take on punk — since the mid-1960s, when he was a member of the Lollipop Shoppe, which had a minor hit in 1968 with “You Must Be a Witch.” But with Dead Moon and various other groups over the years, Mr. Cole set a standard for do-it-yourself perseverance. He and his wife released records on their own label, Tombstone, with a dark, handmade aesthetic. He even cut lacquer discs, used to make vinyl records, on an old mono lathe at their home outside Portland; according to legend, it was the same machine used to make the Kingsmen’s “Louie Louie” in 1963.

In a scratchy wail, Mr. Cole led Dead Moon in ragged, macabre-obsessed songs, like “Graveyard” and “Dead Moon Night,” that sounded as though they could have been made at any time in the last 50 years. From its first album, “In the Graveyard,” in 1988, until it disbanded in 2006, Dead Moon stayed far under the radar of the mainstream music industry, building a following around the world while still being celebrated as local heroes. Besides Ms. Cole on bass — she was usually credited simply as Toody — the band included Andrew Loomis on drums.

“We felt proud of them up here,” said Dean Whitmore, an executive at Sub Pop Records in Seattle, who worked with Dead Moon on a 2006 compilation album, “Echoes of the Past.” “They were the real deal, and they were ours.” Frederick Lee Cole was born on Aug. 28, 1948, in Tacoma, Wash., and moved

with his mother to Las Vegas, where he attended high school. But as he recounted in the Dead Moon song “Kicked Out — Kicked In,” he was dismissed from school at age 16 for having long hair and a bad attitude. By then he was already a veteran of bands, including the Lords and the Weeds. In 1966, the Weeds were told that they could play with the Yardbirds at the Fillmore in San Francisco. Upon arriving, Ms. Cole said in an interview, the band learned it had no such invitation.

Intending to avoid the Vietnam draft, the young men decided to drive north to Canada, but ran out of gas in Portland. There Mr. Cole met Kathleen Conner, nicknamed Toody. They married in June 1967. The Weeds, signed to the same label as the Strawberry Alarm Clock, were renamed the Lollipop Shoppe. They released one album, “Just Colour,” the following year, before breaking up. In the 1970s, while Mr. Cole continued to pursue a music career, he and his wife started their first of several retail businesses in and around Portland, including a music store called Captain Whizeagle’s, and they also began to raise a family. In addition to his wife, Mr. Cole is survived by their two sons, Weeden and Shane; a daughter, Amanda; and seven grandchildren.

It was only when Ms. Cole was about 30, after years of her “doing the domestic thing” and raising their children, she said, that her husband asked her to play music with him. “Fred talked me into it,” she said.

“He was so sick of male bass players who were flaky as hell.” They started the Rats in 1980, and later recruited Mr. Loomis to form Dead Moon. A year after the group broke up, the Coles founded Pierced Arrows with another drummer, Kelly Halliburton. With Mr. Cole’s health worsening, the couple officially retired from performing in 2016. That year, Mr. Andrew Loomis, their former drummer who had lymphoma, died on March 8, 2016 at 54

Dead Moon appeared in “Hype!,” a 1996 film about the grunge era in Seattle, and in 2006 the band got its own documentary, “Unknown Passage: The Dead Moon Story.” Next year, its career will be documented in a book to be published by Mississippi Records, a label and record store in Portland that has been reissuing Dead Moon’s catalog.



Unknown Passage was Dead Moon's second album, following 1988's In the Graveyard, but as a statement of creative purpose, it was a major step up from the debut, opening with the fierce "Dead Moon Night," whose self-reflexive lyric and lean, unrelenting attack made it sound like the band's

theme song.
While much is made of Fred Cole's age (he was born in 1948, making him 41 when this album was first released), the most audible impact on Dead Moon's music has always been that his songs are informed by the music that was punk before punk had a name, from Link Wray to the Sonics to Blue Cheer, and on Unknown Passage you can hear all that history filtered through one man's keen imagination and unyielding passion for real rock & roll, and Unknown Passage is just one of many outstanding albums Dead Moon would release while waiting for the rest of the world to catch up with them.

Label: M'lady's Records ‎– MLADYS 15
Format: CD, Album, Reissue, Remastered, Digipak
Country: US
Released: 11 Feb 2014
Genre: Rock
Style: Garage Rock, Punk


01. Dead Moon Night     4:46
02. My Escape  (Drums – Louis Samora)  3:08
03. A Miss Of You     2:47
04. 54/40 Or Fight     4:11
05. I'm Wise     3:26
06. Evil Eye     2:42
07. I Tried     3:12
08. Time Has Come Today  (Written By – J. & W. ChambersWritten-By – J. Chambers, W. Chambers)  4:30
09. Demona     2:37
10. On My Own     2:39


Bass – Toody Cole
Drums – Andrew Loomis
Producer – Fred Cole
Remastered By – Timothy Stollenwerk
Vocals, Guitar – Fred Cole
Written-By – Fred Cole (tracks: 1 to 7, 9, 10)
Originally released on LP by Tombstone Records (T-25 1989)

MP3 @ 320 Size: 79 MB
Flac  Size: 182 MB



1990's Defiance found Dead Moon digging just a bit deeper into the blues, while still laying out their trademark blend of garage rock, proto-punk, and hard rock. Kicking off the set with a fierce cover of Kokomo Arnold's "Milk Cow Blues," Dead Moon offer up a handful of songs that are stark and

dramatic even by their standards, such as the slow, menacing "Dagger Moon" and the sorrowful "I'm Out Nine," and if these songs aren't built around standard 12-bar structures, their downbeat tone and elemental structure certainly tie them in with the blues. Elsewhere, Toody Cole gets one of her best vocal features with the bitter tale of armed revolt "Johnny's Got a Gun," and "Crystal Is Falling," "Walking on My Grave," and "Kicked Out, Kicked In" are great rock & roll songs by anyone's standards, driven by Fred Cole's wiry vocals and rugged guitar work, Toody's solid, full-bodied bass work, and Andrew Loomis' relentless percussive attack.
Defiance is a typically great, edgy offering from a timeless rock band.  

Label: M'lady's Records ‎– MLADYS 16
Format: CD, Album, Reissue
Country: US
Released: 2014
Genre: Rock
Style: Garage Rock, Punk


01. Milk Cow Blues     3:39
02. Not The Only One  2:03    
03. Crystal Is Falling  2:23    
04. Revenge  2:12    
05. Dagger Moon  3:45    
06. Walking On My Grave  3:08    
07. Johnny's Got A Gun  3:07    
08. I'm Out Nine  1:36    
09. Kicked Out - Kicked In  2:33    
10. Unknown Passage  1:51    


Drums – Andrew Loomis
Producer, Mastered By – Fred Cole
Vocals, Bass – Toody
Vocals, Guitar – Fred Cole
Written-By – Fred Cole (tracks: 2 to 10)
Cover – Kelly Manahan

MP3 @ 320 Size: 63 MB
Flac  Size: 163 MB



Easily one of the most influential garage bands to come out of the Pacific Northwest in the late '80s and '90s, Dead Moon were also one of the most obscured. While hugely successful alternative acts covered their songs and dropped their name in interviews, they quietly forged their own path and released their

own albums for 20 years, embodying the D.I.Y. spirit to the point of mastering their releases on their own record-cutting lathe. Stranded in the Mystery Zone, released in 1991, was the trio's sixth album in four years, and up to that point the most passionate display of the band's guts, misery, joy, and drive.
Bare-bones as anything and presented in gloriously complex mono sound, songs like "Jane" and "Clouds of Dawn" come off like lost practice tapes from especially electric 13th Floor Elevators rehearsals, while the slower "Pain for Pretty" shares its glowering moodiness with fellow Portland-area punks the Wipers.

Label: Music Maniac Records ‎– MMCD 042, Music Maniac Records ‎– MM CD 042
Format: CD, Album
Country: UK & Europe
Released: 1991
Genre: Rock
Style: Garage Rock, Punk


01. A Fix On You     3:13
02. Sorrow's Forecast     2:56
03. Clouds Of Dawn     2:47
04. Get On Board     2:41
05. Spectacle     2:53
06. Crazy To The Bone     3:14
07. Castaways     3:02
08. Jane  (Drums – Louis Samora)  2:38
09. Down The Road     3:08
10. Pain For Pretty     4:18
11. Over The Edge     3:30
12. In The Altitudes     3:05

Artwork [Cover Art] – Kelly Manahan
Bass, Vocals – Toody
Drums – Andrew Loomis
Guitar, Vocals – Fred Cole
Photography By [Cover Photo] – Willem Kolvoort
Producer, Written-By – Fred Cole
Distributed By – Rough Trade Distribution – RTD 3690042-2 40
Cover photo: taken in the garbage dump behind Vera Club, Groningen, Holland
Tracks 11, 12: CD only

MP3 @320 Size: 88 MB
Flac  Size: 197 MB


In the corridors the light has ceased
things move in shadows 'cross your feet
the phantom's wings of ice and dark
are cutting tombstones in your hearts
I fear the time when moons will die
and lay in pools of liquid sky
shattered like old discs and bones
stranded in the mystery zone.


I can't stay knowing what's going down
I can't stay, darkness on the edge of town
Streetwise kids in an act of defiance
Out to defeat what's already behind us
Rattle and shake their political cans
Giving directions without any plans
There's a new kid on the block
And he's taking my place
Walking on my grave

I can't stay staring down a .44
I can't stay dying on the killing floor
A man in blue and he's drawing a gun
A child in the shadows too scared to run
Crack on the mirror of a teenage dream
Like a lost generation on L.S.D.
There's a new kid on the block
And he's taking my place
Walking on my grave

I can't stay knowing what's going down
I can't stay, darkness on the edge of town
The brain's still twitching but the eyes are closed
My best friends dying from an overdose
A red light flares unacounted for
It's happening now and it's happened before
There's a new kid on the block
And he's taken my place
Walking on my grave