California Torpedo

by Electric Ray and The Shockers

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Joshua (J.Smo) Smotherman Raw, organic rock and roll infused with the polished and sophisticated depth of a crew of immaculate song crafting masters has been discovered and put on display on this modernized, but tastefully retro, blast into the creative soul of Electric Ray and The Shockers. There’s only so many ways I can say I love this album so I’ll just say… I LOVE this album! Favorite track: Trouble.
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    Side A: Tracks 1-5
    Side B: Tracks 6-9
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1.
i know this girl - she lives in california she grows the wicked plants - the ones bout wich they warn ya I don't know - too much about that land I just know that i know they dance a very special dance Its been a week - of this romance and i didn't get a chance to loose my pants i guess that's cool cause it makes me understand that there ain't that many people dance the long valley dance the long valley dance the long valley dance the long valley dance the long valley dance the long valley dance the long valley dance you might never get a second chance to dance the long valley dance aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa a bitches brew a pool of tears - ill come back to this place in the course of the next years and if shes there and she wants me to hold her hand i will step up and say yes and dance the long valley dance the long valley dance (the long valley dance) the long valley dance (the long valley dance) the long valley dance (the long valley dance) the long valley dance (the long valley dance) the long valley dance (the long valley dance) the long valley dance (the long valley dance) the long valley dance (the long valley dance) the long valley dance (the long valley dance) you might never get a second chance to dance the long valley dance you might never get a second chance to dance the long valley dance
2.
Trouble 02:49
im gonna keep my hands off private parts these hands have broken too many hearts looks can kill im gonna stay away if i come back its gonna be a different day t.r.o.u.b.l.e. my name is trouble t.r.o.u.b.l.e. my name is trouble im gonna look straight into your shiny eyes im gonna tell the truth im gonna tell no lies im gonna tell my feet go run run run might be better - never - back i come t.r.o.u.b.l.e. my name is trouble t.r.o.u.b.l.e. my name is trouble t.r.o.u.b.l.e. my name is trouble t.r.o.u.b.l.e. my name is trouble my hell is a personal and private place and i just dont see why i should share that space im gonna take you down if you take my hand im gonna tell you now so you understand my hell is a personal and private place and i just dont see why i should share that space im gonna take you down if you take my hand im gonna tell you now so you understand t.r.o.u.b.l.e. my name is trouble t.r.o.u.b.l.e. my name is trouble t.r.o.u.b.l.e. my name is trouble t.r.o.u.b.l.e. my name is trouble
3.
Dead 02:03
we've seen the future we left the dark behind we staggered into the light we stood tall proud straight and upright excellent experiment the head sound hurts my ears you don't get better just because you got more years we have seen the future its blinking lights its darkest corners its gleary eyes we stood on a pedestal we shuffled our feet we bow our heads we admit defeat
4.
sold my soul as a whole - there's not much more that could go wrong i cant hold my head up anymore god they say punishes - by fulfilling your every wish i did not see this shit coming on you go out you cant go wrong - you keep on singing the same old songs you will find hell in other peoples hearts i'm sure you understand but what about - the other man i'm sure time will tell - one mans pleasure is another mans hell what you do and what you don't defines the nature of the things that haunt you i don't believe in anything that feels wrong i don't know but iv'e been told you don't die young you gonna grow old time turns to years your lifetime in a drop i tried to sink into something but then you came back you're memory haunting cant take more its gonna change my mind i tried to sink into something but then you came back you're memory haunting cant take more its gonna change my mind i'm sure you understand but what about - the other man i'm sure time will tell - one mans pleasure is another mans hell i'm sure you understand but what about - the other man i'm sure time will tell
5.
Wake Up 02:54
wake up - head like a train - hit it cant speak cant talk cant walk - what did it did somebodys birthday - get in the way did you leave her unsatisfied let her to walk the world left behind and the light at your window makes me feel alright that light through your door the right thing for my head is the warm that you left behind the right thing for my mind the warm you leave behind hit it - hit it - hit it - hit it shake up you cant sit still - in it you cant make sense make plans make friends - kill it does your body need - does it have a say do you use it all up little to keep in check begone today and the light at your window makes me feel alright that light through your door the right thing for my head is the warm that you left behind the right thing for my mind the warm you leave behind dont it feel good when the pain goes away the best woman is the one that you got is the one that you love dont it feel good when the pain goes away the first movement - when she wakes up hit it - hit it - hit it - hit it
6.
Tempt Me 03:39
tempt me - i know that you want me (repeat) let it go - show me your thing you are here that means that you are real tempt me - you know that you want me (repeat) take my hand - lead me like a man you know i cant resist when you start to dance tempt me tempt me tempt me tempt me you will be absolutely free only if you want to be (frank zappa "absolutely free") tempt me tempt me tempt me tempt me you will be absolutely free only if you want to be (frank zappa "absolutely free") tempt me tempt me tempt me your scent makes me crazy tempt me tempt me tempt me your scent makes me crazy pull me down flip my switch with your moving hips with your lick on my lips tempt me (repeat)
7.
california torpedo torpedo california california torpedo torpedo california you did not listen - they tried to warn you its not like we don't need you - the road gets stonier torpedo california california torpedo hey man we need you - hey girl we want you its not like we didn't warn you - the slack comes back to haunt you more like you didn't see through completely wasted that ain't you electric ray straight from the deep a shocking death - electric breath no way to dodge he is ultra fast - down in the deep where the water amass you cant get a hold so slippery - his skin is rippled with technology he is gonna get you - no way out his body is a weapon - a torpedo snout california torpedo torpedo californica we rode the killing wave - this one is on you we can't decide - we got no clue torpedo california california torpedo i'm like a skeleton - wearing speedos distracted by the interwebs - i feel incompleto this world this point in history we try to unravel the mistery this leasson hard it to be learned for those to whom it may concern its not like i dont like to live - i learned to take but i forgot to give the physicists i hear explain - its all about love and the dimension of man what it feels like if you start to burn your power - wield it - light the flame conviction changes everything we need you as a together being california torpedo torpedo california california torpedo torpedo california huhuhuuu! huhuhuuu!
8.
when i go out in the night sometimes these days i hear a whisper i hear the fabric speaking to me through the words of acquainted souls they tell me what i need to know in oh but a few small words most of the times those words are just a pointing the way to another world its what i feel in the tension and the energy of time where i can see and feel this is the download coming on this is the download coming on listen to what you get when you ask the night for another morning when i go out in the night i keep my ears wide open now i wanna know whats going on and when i manage to listen in i catch a little more i hear a little more in the song and i wonder what could it mean the night these days its a devil thing i can go into and ask her - anything from time to time she is responding but i cant move along - if i don't know what i got coming on from time to time she is responding but i cant move along - if i don't know what i got coming on now what i hear in the dark place next to the wall listen in - before you slam the door and i noticed - and i remember your face in tears listening to the screaming - closely my dear now if what she says - scares you into fear keep your eyes open - speak - don't cover up your ears listen to the music to the break of dawn begging the night for another morning to come on
9.
its late in the day and the heat rolls in in waves you know that its always right to praise the time we had and the back of my hand brushes the skin on your bones the sound of the bells - merging with the chimes of the old the modern tunes in the amplification talk of love - sorrow and woes the modern tunes in the amplification talk of love - sorrow and woes and then it starts to spin and the sun slowly drowns like those if you jump its your to do but be sure that we will be looking below and there i go again one last hug before i leave the scene temperature rise like a sick child fever the rolls crush me forever and ever it makes me feel alright - when my hand touches the skin on your thighs i dont care what you do - just as long as you can look into my eyes its easy to see what i see in you what about the other way what is it you want the wind carries the tunes from the action to my door the sound reminds me of the times that have gone before temperature rising inside inside the stone walls is where i hide temperature rising inside inside the stone walls is where i hide try to prepare for the cold i know that its coming back this is the peak of the summer - snap my neck and there i go again one last hug before i leave the scene temperature rise like a sick child fever the rolls crush me forever and ever it makes me feel alright - when my hand touches the skin on your thighs i dont care what you do - just as long as you can look into my eyes yes we have come a long long way and i find myself in a book reliving the ancient patterns like a stoned old boring schmuck its different when you hold on to me and we go to the depths of love life a life where you paint precisely guided by the sacred heart yes we have come a long long way and now it seems we grow old no i am not tired running the dusty old road do you hear the secrets whisper out underneath the rocks in order to hear them you have to drink and travel a lot and here we go on our ways merge every time we meet just one touch and you are back inside the love police hell it matters because its everything and its the only stuff that makes us last your love of life makes mine good and it makes time fade to a laugh

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Electric Ray and The Shockers deliver heavy rock sound with a smooth finish thereby creating a nonchalant mixture of punk, psych rock, surf and multi vocaled songwriting.

Its cool to see that after working on their debut album the initial shows were instantly bursting with raw rocknroll power.

Their live shows are powerful, direct, and spontaneous.

California Torpedo is the first Studio Album by Electric Ray and The Shockers.

Vocals: Electric Ray
Guitar: Manu Mitterhuber
Bass: Mario Stadler
Drums: Christoph Stadler

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released December 23, 2016

All songs written by Electric Ray
All songs arranged performed recorded and mixed by Electric Ray and The Shockers at Goon studios
All songs mastered by Audiobomber at castle mastering
Cover Art by Edgar Friedl
Photography by Christoph Huemer
Additional performances on Track 1 and 5 by Roman Lugmayr (Drums) and Lärmpirat (Bass)

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Electric Ray and The Shockers deliver heavy rock sound with a smooth finish thereby creating a nonchalant mixture of punk, psych rock, surf and multi vocaled songwriting.

Their debut Album "California Torpedo" releases Dezember 23, 2016. The Lineup is Vocals: Electric Ray Bass: Mario Stadler Guitar: Manu Mitterhuber Drums: Christoph Stadler.
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