The Amazing Kamikaze Syndrome

UK / Europe, 3rd December, 1983 - Vinyl, LP, Album
RCA Records - PL 70116


This album was the band's eleventh Studio Album, which produced three hit singles in the UK, - (And Now - The Waltz) C'est La Vie in 1982,  My Oh My in 1983 and Run Runaway in 1984.  The album itself reached Number 49 in the UK Album Charts.







An interesting, rare mispressing, here:-
Some copies of "Marvin Gaye & Tammi Terrell's Greatest Hits" mid - 1980's Vinyl Re-release on Tamla Motown - WL 72103  actually plays"The Amazing Kamikaze Syndrome" pressed on the album, instead!






UK / Europe, 2007 - CD, Album
Salvo - SALVOCD009

The 2007 Salvo Remastered CD Reissue contained a whole batch of Bonus Tracks:-






My thanks to Chris 'The Historian' Selby for his relentless research. It is said, in certain circles, that Walsall Archives have a seat reserved specifically for him and that Wolverhampton archives consult him when searching the Express & Star


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In The Doghouse
(Noddy Holder & James Lea)

All them days of my youth were mis-spent
We were running riot, fooling 'round wherever we went
Everybody gone mad - Everybody gone mad
Plenty good lovin' hanging out on the town
Woe betide you if your lady caught you with your pants down
There'd be trouble all night - There'd be trouble all right
We got by without any money - You never shut your big mouth
Got all kicked out in a hurry - Out in the dog house
In The Dog House
Beautiful, well, you know I'm a liar
Don't look at the mantlepiece when you're poking at the fire
What your mama don't know - Won't hurt her, no no
All them days of my youth with no sense
We'd be writing words of wisdom on the wall in the gents
Dirty little rhymes from some dirty little minds
We got by without any money - You never shut your big mouth
Got all kicked out in a hurry - Out in the dog house
In The Dog House
We were flat broke skint in the local coffee bar
Singing to the juke with a broken down guitar
Everybody going mad - Everybody going mad
Nowhere to go in the middle of the week
Smoke a little, joke a little, use a bit of cheek
There'd be trouble all night - There'd be trouble all right
In The Dog House


High And Dry
(Noddy Holder & James Lea)

Over and over

You're such a shy girl, see you every day
Oh me oh my girl, don't know what to say
Have you lost your voice?
Are you spoilt for choice?

My reputation's strictly for the birds
Don't believe in everything you've heard
How I operateYou ain't got long to wait - we'll do it

[Chorus]
Over and over (don't you turn me over)
Then I love 'em and leave 'em high
Over and over (don't you turn me over)
Then I love 'em and leave 'em high
High and dry

You take me home and I promise I'll behave
Won't wake your ma, I'll be silent as the grave
You'll be the first to crack
Then you'll want me back - to do it

[Chorus Repeat]

You're such a shy girl, see you every day
Oh me oh my girl, don't know what to say
You want equality
You won't get none of that from me - we'll do it

[Chorus Repeat]

I leave 'em, I leave 'em - high and dry
I love 'em, I leave 'em - I llove 'em, I leave 'em high
I love 'em, I leave 'em, I heave 'em - high and dry
I leave 'em high and dry
I gonna leave 'em high


Cocky Rock Boys (Rule O.K.)
(Noddy Holder & James Lea)

Rock me boys - rock me boys!

You and me are the greatest thing
You and me are the honky kingsRockin' on is the next best thing
To good love - to good love
A little bit of what you like
Slaps your face, says, 'on yer bike!'
She told you once and told you twice
There's no way - no way

[Chorus]
You cocky rock boys
You wanna roll away
You cocky rock boys
You rule o.k.
You cocky rock boys
You wanna roll away
You cocky rock boys
You rule o.k. - you rule o.k.

Get your oats in while you can
You're full of wit and it hits the fan
A fifty - fifty gambling man
Has no chance - no chance
You live on speed and it breaks your neck
A clapped out, living, loving wreck
You gotta keep yourself in check
I tell ya - tell ya

[Chorus Repeat]

Yeah...
Oh won't you rock me - rock me boys, rock me boys
Oh won't you rock me - roll away, roll away
Oh won't you rock me - oh won't you rock me
Oh won't you rock me - oh won't you rock me
Yeah...

[Chorus Repeat]

You cocky rock boys - you cocky rock boys
You cocky rock boys
You Frank and Johnny - you Frank and Johnny
You Frank and Johnny - you're hurting my arm
You Frank and Johnny


Ready To Explode
  I  The Warm Up
  II  The Grid
  III  The Face
  IV  The Dream
(Noddy Holder & James Lea)

Sitting here in my mean machine - I'm ready to explode
Looking out of my helmet at the faces
I been wondering all night long - if I will live or die
Yeah, it's always the same before the races
I got some hot line information
About the man whose occupation is driving the cars
Standing out there on the grid
And it's a kind of fascination - And it demands full concentration
The kind of job
We all dreamed of as a kid
I can see on the track ahead - the heat is rising high
Gotta win for the team and it's never easy
I been feeling the butterflies - strapped into my seat
Yeah, and already the tension's getting to me
We're waiting in anticipation
For some official indication - They're ready to go
Revving up and hit the road
'Cause it's another big occasion
And there won't be no relaxation - They're ready to go
And they're Ready To Explode
You're gonna drive 'em round the bend
Have a go on the chicane
Gonna drive 'em round the bend
Without a warning - Ready Now To Explode
Who's gonna be the big sensation?
Who'll be the champion of the nation?
In one of them cars - Standing out there on the grid
He's gonna get a big ovation
Be the champion of the nation
The kind of thrill we all dreamed of as a kid
I don't wanna break down
And I wanna explode
Don't let me break down
I wanna explode
Ever since I was just thirteen, I had a crazy, recurring dream
To be faster than the speed of sound
It was the only way to get around, oh yeah
(Speeding in my dreams)
Seventeen and I passed my test - Never settling for second best
I knew right away what I'd like
It was a 750 motorbike, oh yeah
(Speeding in my dreams)
I was living for speed
Explode


Cheap 'N' Nasty Luv
(Noddy Holder & James Lea)

Wohouhouhou!
Cheap and nasty - cheap and nasty
Cheap and nasty - love

She was a stranger who came out of nowhere
She makes a living out there on the street
And with a faraway look in her faraway eyes
The face of an angel who's seen the hard times
A case of survival without any ties

[Chorus]
It's cheap and nasty love
And she'd leave it if she could
Cheap and nasty love
You know it ain't magic

She couldn't make any other profession
And as she says, 'well a girl's gotta eat'
Trying everything once with a trick of the trade
Rents by the hour making sure she gets paid
No satisfaction - it drives her insane

[Chorus]
It's cheap and nasty love
And she'd leave it if she could
Cheap and nasty love
You know it ain't magic - no!

Woh, cheap and nasty love
And she'd leave it if she could
Cheap and nasty love
You know it ain't magic - no!

Cheap and nasty love
Cheap and nasty love
Cheap and nasty love
You know it ain't magic
Oh, you know it ain't magic - no!


Razzle Dazzle Man
(Noddy Holder & James Lea)

Wohouhou!

Wanna be a big operator, do ya dig?
You play hard to get and make me laugh
Yeah, wanna face the rat race -
Wanna find myself a place
A womaniser on my epitaph

[Chorus]
I'm your man - I'm your razzle dazzle man
I'm your man - I'm your razzle dazzle man
Oh but I know for sure...you'll keep coming back for more
Take me I'm yours
Yeah, I'm your man - I'm your man -
I'm your man - I'm your man...

Wohouhou!

Wanna be a smooth operator in a groove -
Oh, I'm a man of means
Wanna be like a sheik - a harem makes you weak
Break right into my dreams

[Chorus]
I'm your man - I'm your razzle dazzle man
I'm your man - I'm your razzle dazzle man
Oh but I know for sure...you'll keep coming back for more
Take me I'm yours
Yeah, I'm your man - I'm your man -
Wohohoho, I'm your man, I'm your man...
Hey, hey, hey - hey, hey, hey!

Baby, baby you're looking so - good
I ain't seen ya since I don't know when
Baby, baby - baby, baby - baby, baby...
Where do we go from here?
You wanted a car
You wanted a ring
You wanted to take all my money
You wanted everything
And I couldn't give you everything

[Chorus Repeat]

It's good to see you, don't you know
It's been a long time, don't you know
It's good to see you, don't you know
It's been a long time, don't you know
It's good to see you, don't you know
It's been a long time, don't you know
It's good to see you, don't you know
It's been a long time, don't you know

You're never gonna change
You're never gonna act your age

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