Cosmic Rays

by Cosmic Rays (UK)

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Martin Dudley each track off the album has a different sound like it was taken from different influences or eras... its a fresh sound. Favorite track: Shoes.
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    A limited first edition CD for collectors and fans of Charlie Adlard and Phil Winslade, as well as for those who love good music that shows yet another side to their artistic talents.

    The CD comes in a lovingly designed 2-pocket gatefold card case. The cover that you see on the main Bandcamp page, is from a painting by Phil Winslade, and the inner artwork across the gatefold, and the rear cover image are by Charlie Adlard. It's beautiful stuff. In one side of the gatefold sleeve is a printed inner sleeve (just like a mini vinyl LP), designed by Phil, and in with it will be a card printed on one side with various band photos and signed on the other side.

    We should get the first copies of the CD to ship at the beginning of October, we'll add more images as soon as we get our hands on them!

    Includes unlimited streaming of Cosmic Rays via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
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  • Record/Vinyl + Digital Album

    The double 12" vinyl package comes in a lovingly designed double gatefold form, with each LP in a colour printed sleeve. It's similar in design to the CD, just showing off the beautiful artwork in a bigger format. A limited collector's edition for fans of Charlie Adlard and Phil Winslade, as well as for those who love good music that shows yet another side to their artistic talents.

    We'll add some images when the records arrive.

    Attention Americans!! We'll post to the UK, EU countries and the rest of the world, but if you're in the USA, you're better off asking for the album at your local comic shop. It will be distributed by the same company that supplies some of your favourite comic books, and your comic shop will be able to get it for you.

    Includes unlimited streaming of Cosmic Rays via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
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The first studio album from Cosmic Rays. 12 original songs along with magnificent package artwork by Charlie Adlard and Phil Winslade, two of the UK's most highly rated and respected comic book artists.
Enjoy as a digital download, with eight bonus demo tracks, or visit the merchandise page to get hold of the album on lovingly produced gatefold CD, and coming soon on 12" gatefold vinyl. As always with Bandcamp, CD and vinyl versions come with a download code for a digital copy of the full album.

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released October 2, 2014

Produced & recorded by Miguel Seco at Robanna's Studios in Birmingham, UK. The Copyright in this sound recording is owned by Space Head Records.
© Space Head Records 2014. All rights of the owners of this recorded work reserved. Unauthorised copying, broadcasting, public performance, hiring or lending of this recording prohibited.

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Cosmic Rays (UK) UK

Cosmic Rays is a four piece original rock band from Shrewsbury in Shropshire.

On Guitar is Rob Mcfall, on Bass is Kevin Darke, on Drums is Charlie Adlard (yes the same one who draws The Walking Dead Comic book) and on vocals is Shane Chebsey.

The band formed in 2009 and have played all over the UK and at the odd European festival.
They have been played on the BBC and on Team Rock Radio.
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Track Name: Electricade
ELECTRICADE

Day Job, Monday morning
But I won't let it get me down,
Quitting time on Friday,
Anticipation all around.


Come down, Shed your skin
Now it is your time
Engage escape mode
Leave it all behind

You're always welcome at Electricade
Become your real self at the masquerade
No doubt about it
Can't live without it
Indulge your fantasy


In this greyscale half-life
Spreadsheet limbo fills my day
Waiting for the night time
Imagination breaks away

Come down, Shed your skin
Now it is your time
Engage escape mode
Leave it all behind

You're always welcome at the Electricade
Become your real self at the masquerade
You're always welcome at the Electricade
Become your real self at the masquerade
No doubt about it
Can't live without it
Indulge your fantasy
Track Name: Amused 2 Def
Amused to Def

I tried to paint your picture
But I can’t make you real
I tried to mould you but I still can’t make you feel
I put my pen to paper
But you still won’t sing for me
So I just erase ya from my category

20 Million wannabes how can we go wrong?

And you’re sittin’ lookin’ pretty
And you think you’re so urbane
And you think you’re very witty
But you’re really just mundane

I want you
But I don’t need you
Your market strategy is really just confusing me
I love you
But I don’t mean to
It’s so hard to decide when everything is televised

I tried to tell your story
But it just won’t come true
I tried to sing your song
But it’s always out of tune
I put my pen to paper
But you still won’t talk for me
So I just erase ya from my memory

20 million wannabes how did we go wrong?

And you’re sittin’ lookin’ pretty
And you think you’re so urbane
And you think you’re very witty
But you’re really just mundane

I want you
But I don’t need you
Your market strategy is really just confusing me
I love you
But I don’t mean to
It’s so hard to decide when everything is televised

20 million wannabes how did we go wrong?

I want you
But I don’t need you
Your market strategy is really just confusing me
I love you
But I don’t mean to
It’s so hard to decide when everything is televised

(Repeat)
Track Name: Shoes
Shoes

Ahh ahh yeah yeah yeah yeah
Ahh ahh yeah yeah yeah yeah
Ahh ahh yeah yeah yeah yeah
Ahh ahh yeah yeah yeah yeah

I like your shoes and the way you move
It won't come as news to a girl like you
You really light my fuse

I’ve got you on file
‘Cause I like your style
If you want me to take you for more than a mile
You’d better lose that smile

Want you to wear these pearls
It says you’re my girl
And I know how to make my girls toes curl
So let’s give it a whirl

I like your shoes and the way you move
Aint gonna come as news to a girl like you
You really light my fuse

I’ve got you on file
‘Cause I like your style
If you want me to take you for more than a mile
You’d better lose that smile

Want you to wear these pearls
It says you’re my girl
And I know how to make my girls toes curl
So let’s give it a whirl

Ahh ahh yeah yeay yeah yeah
Ahh ahh yeah yeay yeah yeah
Ahh ahh yeah yeay yeah yeah
Ahh ahh yeah yeay yeah yeah

I like your shoes and the way you move
Aint gonna come as news to a girl like you
You really light my fuse

I’ve got you on file
‘Cause I like your Style
If you want me to take you for more than a mile
You’d better lose that smile

Want you to wear these pearls
It says you’re my girl
And I know how to make my girls toes curl
So let’s give it a whirl
Track Name: Ray
Ray

She tried to mess my head up and here is the proof
She’d wait until the trip kicked in to tell me the truth
She’d cut herself to pieces just to make me care
She’d smoke a million cigarettes and cut all her hair

That’s why… I could never handle Ray
That’s why… I could never handle Ray

Why are you lookin’ at me?
Don’t want ya lookin’ at me.
Why aren’t ya lookin’ at me
I want ya lookin’ at me!

Jelly, Ice Cream, Dope and speed and musical chairs
Stay awake for three days straight and fall asleep on the stairs
She’d cut herself to pieces just to make me care
She’d smoke a million cigarettes and cut all her hair

That’s why… I could never handle Ray
That’s why… I could never handle Ray

Why are you lookin’ at me?
Don’t want ya lookin’ at me.
Why aren’t ya lookin’ at me
I want you lookin’ at me!

She tried to mess my head up and here is the proof
She’d wait until the trip kicked in to tell me the truth
She’d cut herself to pieces just to make me care
She’d smoke a million cigarettes and cut all her hair

That’s why… I could never handle Ray
That’s why… I could never handle Ray

Why are you lookin’ at me?
Don’t want ya lookin’ at me.
Why aren’t ya lookin’ at me
I want you lookin’ at me!

(I know what you’re lookin at, I know what you’re lookin’ at
I know what you’re lookin at, I know what you’re lookin’ at
I know what you’re lookin at, I know what you’re lookin’ at)

Why are you lookin’ at me?
Don’t want ya lookin’ at me.
Why aren’t ya lookin’ at me
I want you lookin’ at me!
Track Name: Answer Phone
Answerphone

Answer phone
Another fuckin’ answer phone
I never get past your dial tone
Do you turn it on?

When I come around
Careful not to make a sound
To ask if you wanna come round town
You’re pretending that you’re already gone

Answer phone
Answer me!
Leavin’ it like this means the seeds are sown
For my jealousy

If you’re not alone
Or if you’re really not home
I couldn’t take that
So I’m assuming it’s your battery

I get the feeling that it’s over now you’ve had your fun
But you wait until you find out what I just done
This is not gonna be my fault
Your friends think that I’m obsessed
Answer Phones
Don’t answer texts
Answer Phone
I guess I just confessed
I guess I just confessed
I guess I just confessed
I guess I just confessed

I get the feeling that it’s over now you’ve had your fun
But you wait until you find out what I just done
This is not gonna be my fault
Your friends think that I’m obsessed
Answer Phones
Don’t answer texts
Answer Phone
I guess I just confessed
Track Name: Abduction Song
ABDUCTION SONG

They came to get me
There was no shock there was no fright
They seemed to rock me
Inside a warm and soothing light
They calmed and fed me
Then experimented on my sight
Inside my mind they showed me
What was wrong and what was right

Vacuum pulling on my lungs
I’ve got no breath left to draw
Suckin’ all my doubts away
From the life I had before
Is there any future here
Can my mind take any more?

Isolation
In my little metal cube
My stimulation
Hardwired through an optic tube
Observed reaction
Forced to witness all man’s crimes
Cold Diagnosis
Quarantine us for all time

Vacuum pulling on my lungs
I’ve got no breath left to draw
Suckin’ all my doubts away
From the life I had before
Is there any future here
Can my mind take any more?

Diving passed the satellites
Every nerve end screaming tight
Memories are burning bright
Sparkin’ Circuitry
Breaking debris all around
Vacuum snaps there is no sound
Am I going up or down?
Twisted memory.

I can see you
I can hear you
But I can’t feel you
Twisted Memory
I could love you
I could leave you
But I can’t be you
Twisted Memory

I’m spinning in freefall
Alone in the Night
(Repeat)
Track Name: Need 4 Speed
Need for Speed

Been a long time since I’ve gone
But now I’m back to stay
And if you don’t like that idea
You’d better move outta my way

Ohh with the pistons pumpin’
Ahh let me tak the lead
Ohh there’s no turning back now
What I got is a need for speed

I used to be a drifter
I used to be a fool
I guess I was a highway star
But now I’m back to you

Ohh with the pistons pumpin’
Ahh let me take the lead
Ohh there’s no turning back now
What I got is a need for speed

Red light on black top
Under my Wheels
Drop down and hear how she squeals!
The white line is caught in the headlights
Vanishing Point
Flooring the throttle to escape velocity

I used to be a drifter
I used to be a fool
I guess I was a highway star
But now I’m back to you

Ohh with the pistons pumpin’
Ahh let me take the lead
Ohh there’s no turning back now
What I got is a need for speed

Speed
I got a need for speed now baby

Speed
I got a need for speed now baby

Oh yeah
Track Name: Bert & Ernie
BERT AND ERNIE

Bert and Ernie run the corner shop
Bert does the papers, Ernie never stops
Mrs Wilkins down at twenty one
Says it takes all kinds she knew Ernie’s Mum
PC Williams thinks he should keep an eye
On Bert and Ernie but he won’t say why

Ernie stops, takes his glasses off as Bert orders in supplies
He feels his mum is smiling down, turns and rubs his eyes

Friday evening, Ernie goes to town
Monday morning Bert does the paper round
Mr Smith the grocer whistles out of tune
He starts to smile at Bert but his wife comes down too soon
She’s pricing sugar, it’s goin’ up again
Bert gets his sachets from the café down the lane

Bert looks up from shaving, he treasures what he feels
Love can come in many ways, Ernie puts on his high heels

Reverend Hopkins knows it is a sin
But motivation is running pretty thin
“The world is full of people going to hell”
According to his wife he’ll be there as well
The evening’s drawing in, the night is here to stay
Bert and Ernie finished for the day
Track Name: The Grind
The Grind


She wakes early every morning
To make sure the house is clean
Even though no one sees inside
At least not with shoes on their feet

Some people call her an obsessive
Others say it’s OCD
Amateur psychoanalysis
They’ve seen on their TV

All of these things are part of the grind

She’s waiting for someone to come and change her world
But no one’s good enough for Daddy’s little girl

She goes outside every weekend
Trying to fill the hole inside
Looking for that normal someone
Who’ll make her swallow all her pride

Some people call her an obsessive
Others say it’s OCD
Amateur psychoanalysis
They’ve seen on their TV

All of these things are part of the grind

She’s waiting for someone to come and change her world
But no one’s good enough for Daddy’s little girl
She’s collecting ex boyfriends
Another lonely Girl
She’s waiting for someone to come and change her world

Instrumental Break

She’s waiting for someone to come and change her world
But no one’s good enough for Daddy’s little girl
She’s collecting ex boyfriends
Another lonely Girl
She’s waiting for someone to come and change her world

Repeat Chorus Twice
Track Name: Coils
COILS

I sit inside this empty room
The shakes are coming on too soon
The Coiling Spirals highlight the gloom
Some things are better left unsaid
The thing that writhes inside my head
My Vision Changes from blue to red

Coils around my fingers twist and unwind
The serpentine eyes beckon
And the venom haunts my mind

Chours

The Tangled chemistry
The Coils that bite every night
The fractured memories
Give up the fight – the coils that bite

My Skin is tight, my muscles drained
The whispered moments flex and strain
The spectral fingers envelop my brain
The Tiny hooks they hold me down
Vapour trails twist all around
In toxic fantasy I drown

Liquid tendrils shift and unwind
The serpent wraps around me
And the fangs inject my spine

Chours

The Tangled chemistry
The Coils that bite every night
The fractured memories
Give up the fight – the coils that bite

Tectonic Spasms
Breaking the patterns
Fractured Dark Voices
Rattle and Hum

Synapse Disjointing
Screaming psychosis
Crushing Oblivion
What have I Done??

Repeat Chorus
Track Name: Switches
Switches

I learned to speed read
Then I learned yoga
And I learned a mantra and I said it over and over
Studied Alexander
Bought some more books
Took herbal extracts 'til my legs and arms and fingers shook

For the good of my health, turned into someone else.

I read those books too fast
Didn't learn a thing
I wasted all that time
Shoulda just learned to sing

What are my switches...my switches...my switches...my switches

So I got into healing crystals, what else are sticky fingers for
The self-help book said help yourself so I helped myself to more
I held 'em and mumbled
'til they were gone
I knew what ran my batteries down but not what turned me on

What are my switches...my switches...my switches...my switches
Track Name: Redemption (parts 2 and 3)
REDEMPTION SONG

You and me
And I agree
Maybe Things should be much lighter

Should we arrange
How people change
Just to make the whole world brighter

Seems to me if we think about what we say
Things can change if we learn something new each day
In every way

A call to arms
But lets use charm
Use a conscience as our measure

And find a way
I hope and pray
To give the people we love pleasure

Seems to me if we think about what we say
Things can change if we learn something new each day
In every way

Guitar solo

I can see things beyond me
Live and an let be as we’re rolling along
One things for sure
There could be more
No Need for war
This is my redemption song

There’s still time
Reason and Rhyme
Feel the sunshine as we’re rolling along
I can see what we could be
Come join with me
This is my Redemption…. Song

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