California Torpedo

by Electric Ray and The Shockers

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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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Track Name: Long Valley Dance
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
Track Name: Trouble
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
Track Name: Dead
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
Track Name: Memory Hunter
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
Track Name: Wake Up
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
Track Name: Tempt Me
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)
Track Name: California Torpedo
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!
Track Name: Night Is a Woman
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
Track Name: You Make Time Fade to a Laugh
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