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IN CO-WRITING SOME AOR SONGS WITH VARIOUS ARTISTES FROM AROUND THE WORLD AT THE BEGINNING OF 2006, I WAS INTRODUCED TO A REMARKABLE MUSICIAN BY THE NAME OF LINKAN ANDERSSON  BY A GUY CALLED ANDY FLASH FROM VARBERG IN SWEDEN. LINKAN TURNED OUT TO BE A PROLIFIC WRITER AND I WAS LITERALLY BOMBARDED BY BY POWERFUL TRACKS TO WRITE TO, WHICH SORT OF TOOK ME BACK TO THE SOUND OF WHAT WAS GOING ON IN DETROIT AT THE TURN OF THE 70'S. WITH MC5 AND THE STOOGES AT THE HEART OF THAT VIBE, I FOUND THE TRACKS IMPOSSIBLE TO RESIST AND THE MORE MATERIAL LINKAN SENT TO ME, THE DEEPER I FELT PULLED INTO THE VIBE OF THE TRAX. HERE IS THE RESULT OF THOSE SESSIONS, WITH A VERSION OF 'SEARCH AND DESTROY' BY IGGY AND THE STOOGES FROM THE 'RAW POWER' ALBUM WHICH WAS RELEASED IN 1971. THIS SESSION HAS TAKEN FOUR MONTHS FROM INCEPTION TO MASTERING AND HAS BEEN A BLAST FROM START TO FINISH.
 
IT ONLY REMAINS FOR ME TO THANK THE PEOPLE INVOLVED :-
 
LINKAN ANDERSSON, ANDY FLASH, MARK STUART AT MAD HAT STUDIOS, SHEENA SEAR FOR THE MASTERING, JOE BASKETTS (FOR MUCH NEEDED SOFTWARE ADVICE), STEVEN CRAVEN , MARK ALGER & Z RECORDS, SAMMY CUTMORE, THE PATIENCE OF MY FAMILY, PAM, ASHLEIGH AND HOLLY, THE HELP AND ASSISTANCE OF ROY DAVIS AND ALL THE CREW AT MADHOUSE REHEARSALS IN BIRMINGHAM, THE INFLUENCE OF RAW, HARD ASS MUSICIANS FROM 69 - 71.
SPECIAL THANKS TO ALEX COOPER FOR HIS HELP WITH ALL SORTS OF THINGS AND SALLY HOLIDAY FOR THE SHOTS.
 
PEOPLE I WANNA SAY HI TO :-
 
THE GUYS FROM SHY, THE GUYS FROM TNT, ROLF ERIK NYLAND AND THE GUYS FROM WINTERSTRAIN,(NORWAY HERE I COME)
ALBERT AND DEITER ZWINGEL, JUN KITAHARA, THE GUYS FROM CRIMES OF PASSION, THE GUYS AND GAL FROM DANTE FOX AND ALL AT THE FRONTIERS ROCK TEAM.

CRANK IT UP
 
I'VE BEEN TO PLACES YOU DONT WANNA GO
AND SITUATIONS YOU DONT WANNA KNOW
I'VE WOUND IT DOWN AS FAR AS I CAN GO
AND PICKED IT IT UP TO AN ALL TIME LOW
 
ANOTHER NIGHT ON THE STREET BELOW
ANOTHER WOMAN I WILL NEVER KNOW
ANOTHER DEAL I WAS BOUND TO BLOW
ANOTHER TIME THAT YOU TOLD ME SO..
 
YOU WANNA LIVE ON THE WILD SIDE
YOU WANNA HITCH A RIDE
YOU WANNA ROCK AND ROLL ALL YOUR LIFE
CRANK IT UP
(YOU WANNA SET YOUR GUITAR ON FIRE /
YOU WANNA ROCK AND BURN TILL YOU DIE
 
I FEEL DIRTY IF YOU KNOW WHAT I MEAN
I'M BURNT OUT ON A STREET OBSCENE
BUT SOME GUITAR IN A NEW YORK STYLE
PICKED ME UP AND IT RAISED A SMILE
 
I'M STILL LIVIN' ON YOUR L.A. BLUES
I'M STILL A DOG BUT I MAKE THE NEWS
I'M STILL DYIN' FROM THE FEAR INSIDE
I'M STILL LAUGHING AT THE BOY THAT DIED..
 
I COULD BE CRAZY AND I KNOW INSIDE
IT COULD BE TRUE, I GOT SOMETHING TO HIDE
YOU WANN LOOK DEEP INTO MY EYES
WOULD YOU REALLY WANNA STEP INSIDE ?
 
 
SKIN AND BLOOD
 
YOU WONT HAPPY TILL I SCREAM IN BED
WONT BE HAPPY TILL I'M BURNED AND DEAD
YOU WILL NEVER BE SATISFIED
UNTIL YOURS IS THE NAME I CRY
I DONT KNOW WHAT YOU MEAN
AND I'M DROWNING IN GASOLINE
 
YOU WANNA TEAR ME APART
OR YOU WANNA PIECE OF MY HEART
YOU AINT LOOKIN FOR LOVE
YOU WANT SKIN AND BLOOD
 
YOU WANNA ROOM YOU CAN LOCK ME IN
YOU WANNA TEAR ME LIMB FROM LIMB
YOU WANNA SPEND YOUR LIFE IN BED
YOU WANNA BEAT ME TILL I'M DEAD
I DONT KNOW WHAT YOU WANT
BUT I KNOW WHAT YOU NEED
 
YOU WANT BLEED ME DRY
WANT MAKE ME CRY
TILL I'M GONNA DIE
YOU WANT SKIN AND BLOOD
 
 
SEARCH AND DESTROY
 
I'M A STREET WALKIN' CHEETAH
WITH A HAT FULL OF NAPALM
I'M THE RUNAWAY SON OF A NUCLEAR A BOMB
I AM THE WORLDS FORGOTTEN BOY
THE ONE WHO SEARCHES AND DESTROYS
HONEY GOTTA HELP ME PLEASE
SOMEBODY GOTTA SAVE MY SOUL
BABY DETONATE FOR ME
 
LOOK OUT HONEY 'CAUSE I'M USING TECHNOLOGY
AINT GOT TIME TO MAKE NO APOLOGY
SOUL RADIATION IN THE DEAD OF NIGHT
LOVE IN THE MIDDLE OF A FIRE FIGHT
HONEY GOTTA STRIKE ME BLIND
SOMEBODY GOTTA SAVE MY SOUL
BABY PENETRATE MY MIND
 
AND I'M THE WORLDS FORGOTTEN BOY
THE ONE WHO'S SEARCHIN', SEARCHIN' TO DESTROY
 
FORGOTTEN BOY, FORGOTTEN BOY......
 
 
NO RIGHTS
 
NO LONGER RUNNING FREE
STRIPPED OF YOUR DIGNITY
THE CHAINS ARE TIGHTENING NOW
YOU WATCH THE WORDS YOU SAY
THEY'RE LISTENING ANYWAY
THEY'LL PICK YOU UP SOMEHOW
 
YOU'RE FUTURE'S UNDER LOCK AND KEY
THAT AINT NO MYSTERY
YOU WANNA MAKE DEMANDS ?
THEY'LL SHOOT YOU WHERE YOU STAND
 
YOU MIGHT THINK YOU'RE FREE
BUT IT'S ALL INSANITY
UNLESS YOU WANNA FIGHT
YOU AINT GOT NO RIGHTS
 
THEY GOT YOUR NAME AND NUMBER
EVER FELT LIKE YOU'RE GOING UNDER
THEY KNOW YOUR FACE
AND THEY KNOW YOU'RE PLACE
THEY'RE GONNA STEAL YOUR THUNDER
THEY'RE GONNA WIPE OUT YOUR FUTURE
 
YOU MIGHT THINK YOU'RE FREE
BUT IT'S ALL INSANITY
UNLESS YOU WANNA FIGHT
YOU AINT GOT NO RIGHTS
THEY'VE GOT THEIR EYES ON YOU
NO MATTER WHAT YOU DO
YOU FEEL LIKE SAYING, 'FUCK YOU'
BUT YOU AINT GOT NO RIGHTS
 
IT DONT MATTER HOW YOU CARE FOR LIFE
CAUSE WE ALL WALK ON THE EDGE OF A KNIFE
IF WE DONT KNOW AND WE DONT CARE
IT'S WHATEVER GETS US THERE..
 
 
KILL FOR LOVE
 
KISSING'S GOOD AND TOUCHING'S FUN
WHATEVER WORKS IF IT MAKES YA COME
DRINK IT DOWN OR SPIT IT OUT
TWIST AND TURN LIKE A CRAZY CLOWN
WHATEVER MAKES YOU FEEL
YOUR FANTASY IS REAL
 
DONT LIE, DONT CRY,
I DONT NEED A REASON TO DIE
I DONT FEEL LIKE I SHOULD
BUT BABY, I WOULD KILL FOR LOVE
 
SLIP AND SLIDE, THROUGH MIDNIGHT
I DISAPPEAR, WHEN IT'S UP TIGHT
AND I DONT CARE, CAUSE I CANT HEAR,
BABY, THERE'S NOTHING TO FEAR..
WHATEVER MAKES YOU DREAM
WHATEVER MAKES YOU SCREAM
 
 
SMILE
 
LOCKED IN ISOLATION, NO MAN CAN TOUCH YOU
YOU BUILT THE WALL SO HIGH, NO-ONE CAN CORRUPT YOU
HAS THERE BEEN NO LOVE, NO ADMIRATION ?
I CANT HELP BUT FEEL FOR YOU
 
FROM SOMEWHERE DEEP INSIDE
THE TEARS BEHIND YOUR EYES
DONT EVER MAKE YOU CRY, YOU SMILE
A MEMORY THAT LIES, A PART OF YOU THAT DIES,
DONT EVER MAKE YOU CRY, YOU SMILE
 
SOMETHING HAPPENED LONG AGO,
YOU WEREN'T SUPPOSED TO KNOW
A PAIN THAT BURNS INSIDE
FORGOTTEN PICTURES COME TO MIND
A DISTANT FACE, A DANGER SIGN,
A PROMISE, WE'LL NEVER KNOW
 
A KISS YOU COULD NOT GIVE
A LIFE YOU COULD NOT LIVE
A WORD YOUR LIPS COULD NEVER SAY
A LOVE YOU WANNA KILL
DESIRE UNFULFILLED, YOU WISHED YOU'D NEVER SAW THE DAY
 
 
NOTHING BUT POISON
 
COLD EYES FROM ACROSS THE ROOM
NOT A GAME THAT YOU WANNA LOSE
NO FLAME IN A FIRE THAT DIES
NO LOVE IN YOUR NAKED LIES
 
WHEN I TELL THAT I JUST DONT CARE
YOU WOULD RATHER BE ANYWHERE
IF I TOLD YOU HOW I FEEL INSIDE
THAT I GOT MY EYES OPEN WIDE
 
THERE AINT NO LOVE ANYMORE
WHAT THE BLOOD SWEAT AND TEARS WERE FOR
GOD KNOWS WHAT WE'RE LIVING FOR
THERE'S NOTHING BUT POISON.....AND I CAN TASTE IT
 
OUT WALKIN ON THE STREETS AT NIGHT
DONT WANNA GO HOME, NOT TONIGHT
DONT HAVE TO SEE, THINK OR FEEL,
I CANT BELIEVE YOU'RE FUCKIN' REAL
 
YOU LET THE BLOOD AND RELEASE THE PAIN,
BUT COME MORNING YOU CAN FEEL IT AGAIN
YOU THINK YOU'RE WISE AND I KNOW IT'S THROUGH
SO MUCH FOR A LOVE SO TRUE
 
A SWEET SMILE TURNED SICKLY WHITE
WITH LIPS THAT KISS ONLY OUT OF SPITE
YOU'RE PALE DEATH IN THE MORNING LIGHT
YEARS AGO YOU'D SING A SONG
BUT AS THE YEARS GREW LONG, YOU CRIED
AND NOTE BY NOTE, THE MUSIC DIED....
 
 
HEAD ON COLLISION
 
 
I'VE DRIVEN OUT TO THE SUNRISE
JUST TO LOOK IN YOUR EYES
I'VE BEEN EVERYWHERE
AND HONEY, I AINT SCARED
I KNOW THE STREETS THAT YOU KNOW
AND THE PLACES YOU GO
CAUSE I BEEN ALL ROUND TOWN
AND I'LL BE THERE WHEN YOU LOOK DOWN
 
I'LL BE WAITING.
UNTIL THE DAY YOU PUT YOUR HAND IN MY HAND
 
I'M ON A MISSION
NO MATTER HOW FAR
A HEAD ON COLLISION
TO STEAL YOUR HEART
 
GIVE IT UP HONEY...
YOU'RE STEALING THE SHOW
COME ON DOWN
TO A PLACE THAT I KNOW
 
I BEEN WAITING
TO TOUCH YOUR FACE
I BEEN STOOD HERE GOING CRAZY
 
AND I BEEN STOOD HERE WAITING
I DONT KNOW HOW LONG
AND I DONT KNOW WHETHER I'M RIGHT OR I'M WRONG
BUT I'M GONNA FIND OUT NOW.
 
 
ANYONE
 
NOW DONT YOU GET LONELY
WHEN I'M NOT HERE ?
AND IT PLAYS ON YOUR MIND
AND IT FILLS YOU WITH FEAR
AND THERE'S TOO MUCH TIME
AND A TENSION BETWEEN US
IT'S NOT TOO HARD TO REMEMBER
HOW A DREAM CAN DECEIVE US
 
THERE'S ONLY YOU, AM I GETTING THROUGH ?
AND ALL THE PLACES WE'VE BEEN TO,
NO OTHER WAY THAT WORDS CAN SAY
HOW I FEEL THIS WAY....
 
IF THERE WAS ANYONE I COULD GIVE MY LOVE TO
ANYONE I EVER LOOKED UP TO
ANYBODY I'D GIVE MY HEART TO,
NOW YOU KNOW, NOW YOU KNOW
 
I CANT BUY YOUR LOVE
OR FIND IT ANYWHERE
NOTHING CAN HELP ME
WHEN YOU'RE NOT THERE
 
THERE'S ONLY YOU, AM I GETTING THROUGH ?
AND ALL THE LOVE THAT WE'VE MADE TOO
IT'S EASY TO SAY AND SO HARD TO PLAY
CAN YOU HEAR ?
 
 
STRAIGHT FROM THE HEART
 
NOTHING THAT I CAN SAY
SEEMS TO HELP SEE THINGS MY WAY
NOTHING I EVER DO
SEEMS TO HELP US TO PULL THROUGH
 
SO WE TALK THROUGH LONG NIGHTS
YEAH, PUT THE WORLD TO RIGHTS
 
IF I CANT LOVE YOU MY WAY,
I WONT WANT YOU ANY OTHER WAY
AND I'M TELLIN' YA...
STRAIGHT FROM THE HEART...
 
THERE'S NOWHERE I WANNA GO
WHERE I'LL NEVER FEEL I NEED YOU SO
NO PLACE I WANNA BE
THAT WILL MAKE FEEL DIFFERENTLY
 
BUT HEY, I'M IN YOUR HANDS
FROM HERE TO DISTANT LANDS
 
 
HARD TO BEAT
 
 
THROUGH BLEEDING EYES I'VE CRIED
TEARS FALLEN BY THE WAYSIDE
I WOULDN'T WANNA CALL THEM MEMORIES
FROM THE TIME I WAS ON MY KNEES
JUST GET ME HIGH, WET OR DRY
 
TAKE ME BACK TO TIMES GONE BY
SOMEWHERE BEFORE THE DAY I DIED
I BEEN WAITING FOR A LOVE SO SWEET
CAUSE HONEY, YOU WERE ALWAYS HARD TO BEAT
 
IT DONT MATTER, WHERE YOU LIE
WHEN YOU'RE A BROKEN MAN ON THE ROADSIDE
YOU DONT CARE IF IT'S DAY OR NIGHT
THERE'S NOTHING TO LIVE FOR
CAUSE THE SUN DONT SHINE
 
ALL I WANNA DO IS FLY
JUST GET ME HIGH BABY,
 
TAKE ME BACK INTO YOUR ARMS
CAUSE HONEY, YOU WERE ALWAYS HARD TO BEAT
 
IT DOESN'T MATTER WHERE IT WRONG
BABY, WE HAD SOMETHING GOING ON
JUST GET ME HIGH, WET OR DRY..
 
 
BLEEDING HEART
 
I DONT WANNA FIGHT
JUST CAUSE THINGS AINT RIGHT
BUT I DONT CARE TONIGHT
AND I DONT WANNA KNOW
SO YOU TELL ME SO,
AND I DONT CARE
 
THIS COULD BE EVERYTHING YOU WANTED
COULD BE EVERYTHING YOU NEED
BUT I DONT KNOW, AND YOU'RE HEART BLEEDS
YOU'RE JUST ANOTHER BLEEDING HEART
 
YOU WANNA GIVE ME LOVE
YOU WANNA MAKE A CHANGE IN MY LIFE
WANNA DO THINGS RIGHT
BUT BABY, I AINT GOT NOTHING
 
YOU'RE JUST ANOTHER BLEEDING HEART
YOU'RE JUST ANOTHER BLEEDING HEART
BUT I DONT KNOW AND I DONT CARE
AND I DONT DARE.... I DONT DARE.....
 
I'VE OPENED MY HEART TO THE WORLD
I DONT KNOW WHO THEY ARE OR WHERE THE'VE BEEN
DID THEY LOVE OR DID THEY KILL ?
DID THEY FORGIVE YA' OR DID THEY SIN ?
I'M A MADMAN, I LET THEM IN......
 
YOU'RE JUST ANOTHER BLEEDING HEART
AND I DONT KNOW AND I DONT CARE
YOU'RE JUST ANOTHER BLEEDING HEART
AND I DONT CARE.....