Road Dog

by Attica Rage

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    Original 14 studio album tracks. Standard CD jewel case with 8-page booklet, including artwork, photos, lyrics & credits.

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    A live concert and feature-length documentary film chronicling the making of the Road Dog album.

    Filmed over a two-year period by director and film-maker Colin Wood between 2009 and 2011, 'Road Dog Forever' presents Attica Rage fans an all-access, fly-on-the-wall glimpse into the recording studio, backstage at gigs and festivals, the dressing rooms, the hotels and life on the road, with all the rock n' roll debauchery and excess along the way. The documentary film is inter-cut with a live concert performance of the full Road Dog album in its entirety, filmed at the Classic Grand, Glasgow, Scotland on the 2011 Road Dog UK tour featuring special guests. A second disc of bonus extras includes more live videos, official promo videos, deleted scenes, short documentaries and more. The whole package contains 4 hours of footage covering almost everything Attica Rage experienced during the Road Dog album, warts n' all!

    Disc 1: Main Feature Film

    12 live tracks from Glasgow show
    Documentary chapters include footage & clips of:
    Rehearsal studio & songwriting
    Recording studio
    Hard Rock Hell 3
    SFX Weekender
    Glasgow show rehearsals
    Special guest Dave Arcari
    Die Apokalyptischen Reiter UK tour
    Hammerfest 2
    Special guest Christie Connor Vernal
    Recording cello on Altea
    HRH RoadTrip Ibiza
    Signing the record deal
    Album launch showcase at Hammerfest 3

    (Extras include end-credit out-takes and optional Audio Commentary track from director & band)

    Disc 2: Special Features

    Additional live tracks from Glasgow, London and Hard Rock Hell 4
    Official promo videos (Ashamed and 36 Insane)
    Short Documentary (Making the Album)
    Deleted scenes
    Bell's charity boxing match
    Big C sings karaoke
    Supporting Grinspoon
    Backstage at Hard Rock Hell & more

    Running time per disc, approx 120 mins
    Format: 2 x DVD5
    Picture Size: 16:9
    Video Standard: PAL

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about

Second full-length album by Attica Rage

Scottish New Music Awards:
- Video of the Year (36 Insane) - Winner (2012)
- Metal Recording of the Year'- Nominee (2011 + 2012)
- Best Album Artwork - Nominee (2011 + 2012)

Road Dog - TotalRock - Featured Album of the Week
36 Insane - featured on Metal Hammer magazine cover-mount CD
Through the Inner Eye - Classic Rock magazine 'Track of the Day'

credits

released 01 April 2011

Off Yer Rocka Recordings
Produced, mixed & engineered by roddymacaudio
Recorded at Tollhouse Studio, Glasgow, Scotland
Mixed at Titan Studios West, Glasgow, Scotland
Mastered by Michael Tucci at Masterdisk, NY, USA

JONNY PARR: lead vocals, rhythm & lead guitars
RICHIE RAGE: drums
BIG C: bass guitar, vocals & growls
STEVIE BELL: rhythm & lead guitars

Harmony backing vocals; acoustic guitars; organ & piano: Jonny Parr
Additional backing vocals & synth: Big C
Synths, samples, percussion & additional keyboards: roddymacaudio
Slide guitar on Road Dog Forever: Dave Arcari
Strings on Ashamed, Lost & Altea composed & arranged: Jonny Parr
Cello on Altea: Christie Connor-Vernal
Samples research on One Minute Silence: Emma Jean Campos Cherry & Joaquin T. Campos

Artwork concept & design: John Davis & Jonny Parr
Attica Rage logo & skull design: Joe Petagno & Richie Rage
Artwork production, design & layout: Andrew Tarini at Fellowship Productions

All songs written by J. Parr, except
'Hacked For Vanity' - C. Walls / J. Parr
'Ashamed' & 'Altered Reality' - S. Bell
'Altea' - R. Cook-Parr / J. Parr
'Change in the Iris' - C. Walls
'Back to the Old School' - R. Cook-Parr / J. Parr / C. Walls
'Overkill' - Eddie Clarke / Lemmy / Phil Taylor

Dave Arcari appears courtesy of Buzz Records

Originally released April 2011 Rocksector Records
Re-released May 2012 (digital + 2 bonus live tracks) Off Yer Rocka

Copyright © 2011 Attica Rage
(P) 2011 Attica Rage. This sound recording is owned by Attica Rage. Under licence to Off Yer Rocka Recordings Ltd

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Track Name: 36 Insane
Revving up the engine on the road again
3500 miles to the lion's den
Across the channel waters on through the lonely night
Crossing country borders at the speed of light
Take the road rage through the summer rain
36 is insane

Navigation chaos in a foreign land
Satellite shutdown, no back-up plan
36 hours, tired eyes
Seeking destination, Hell over Paradise
Take the road rage through the summer rain
36 insane

Nobody knows where this road may end
No-one knows the way back home
Dreams of tomorrow and the path we tread
Chasing brighter lights ahead
Track Name: Hacked For Vanity
All aboard the plastic train, the eternity of youth
No more the aging skin, no more the snaggletooth
Lay me down, mark the line, draw the blade

Buying into the image of the static horror smile
Selling into the surgeon for a piece of foolish pride
Lay me down, mark the line, draw the blade

All aboard the plastic train and the everlasting youth
Knock the balance of nature, reject the awful truth
Fall in love with the ego, skin-deep insanity
Hide behind the illusion, hacked for vanity
Track Name: Road Dog Forever
Ten years gone before me, seems like yesterday
One part of my life over, another new part to play
It's been heavy duty, I’ve got the scars to prove
But I've still got the hunger and I’ve still got the groove

Through all the fears, broken hearts and bitter tears
Nothing kills the fire inside me
As time goes by, part of me will never die
I'll be a road dog forever

I never used to worry about the world today
I never used to bother about the cards I played
From innocence to suspicion, these years taught me
Looking through the mirror, I’m still who I used to be

Through all the fears, broken hearts and bitter tears
Nothing kills the fire inside me
As time goes by, part of me will never die
I'll be a road dog forever

Through all the fears, broken hearts and bitter tears
Nothing kills the fire inside me
And when times change, rock n' roll still bears my name
I'll be a road dog forever
Track Name: Through the Inner Eye
Quiet reflection, taking in the view
Reading between the criticising few
Who to trust and what to listen to
Darkness surrounds, searching for the truth

In the depths of secret thought
March the shadows of doubt
Looking through the Inner Eye
Who am I anyway?

Wandering questions occupy the mind
Struggle for balance, imitation by design
Who to trust and what to listen to
Darkness surrounds, searching for the truth

In the depths of secret thought
March the shadows of doubt
Looking through the inner eye
Who am I anyway?
Track Name: Contradictions
Trust was built up with confidence
Security and a true belief
Giving back just as good as you got
With an eagerness to please
But the feeling just ain’t there anymore
My allegiance has gone
I’m standing on the other side of the door
And no-one told me I was wrong

You took it all away, black and white turned to grey
Should have known still I asked the questions
There are two faces on your head, double-sided razor’s edge
Only held up by your contradictions

Question mark after whatever was said
Don’t tie up with the voice in my head
Cutting comment to the star in my eye
Then a kind word about the ones I despise

You took it all away, black and white turned to grey
Should have known still I asked the questions
There are two faces on your head, double-sided razor’s edge
Only held up by your contradictions
Track Name: Ashamed
Disappointed, aggravated, consumed by hatred
Self-despising, agonising, always compromising
Choices made, cards I played, price is yet to be paid
Still I cry, I lived a lie and I can't hold my head up high

I'm sorry for the things I've done
I'm sorry for the person I’ve become

Standing up, standing out, I'm free from doubt
Changes made, no longer going with the crowd
To pay the price, you got to sacrifice
Don't get me wrong, the road is long,
But you can make it if you stand up strong

I'm sorry for the things I've done
I'm sorry for the person I’ve become
This isn't me, inside I know that I must change
Like night to day, to no longer feel......

I'm sorry for the things that I have done
I'm sorry for the person I’ve become
This isn't me, take a look inside and make that change
From night to day and no longer feel so ashamed
So ashamed
Track Name: High
Someone switch the light one, bring me out the dark
Someone tell a story, pick my brain apart

Take me places I have never seen before
Let me live inside your head free to explore
All this time I've been so foolish to ignore
High on life now you brought me through the door

Lonely as the night hawk, circling round the sky
Inject me with your colour, let me fly

Take me places I have never seen before
Let me live inside your head free to explore
All this time I've been so foolish to ignore
High on life now you took me in, let me live inside
Free to fly, high on life, you set me free

Take me places I have never been before
Let me live inside your head free to explore
All this time I've been a fool to ignore
High on life now you took me in, let me live inside
Free to fly, high on life, you set me free
Track Name: Lost
Little girl lost, looking for the answer
Photograph in hand of who she used to be
But the hatred deep inside is all she feels tonight
Little girl looks through the empty mirror
Wonders where she might have lost her happiness
But the hatred in her heart.....

I know I let you down
Left you lost in a world in your head
I know its too late now
For the words that I wished I had said

Left alone, crying out for help
Falling, drowning in an empty bed
While the hatred of her self blinds any hope left
Little girl looks through her empty eyes
Softly breathing but barely alive
And the heart that once beat strong.....

I know I let you down
Left you lost in a world in your head
I know it’s too late now
For the words that I wished I had said

Only time will heal the suffering
Put the darkness in the past now
Light a candle, breathe in deeply and remember
Life never started out in this way

Little girl finally found the answer
Feels the sun on her pale and healing skin
And the hatred is all gone....

I know I let you down
Left you lost in a world in your head
I know it’s too late now
For the words that I wished I had said
Track Name: Altered Reality
Trapped in a world of dreams
Knowing my life is far from how it seems to me in my head
Sometimes I think I'd be better off dead ‘cos then I'd be free
From the life of an altered reality

This has to end some day
Can’t go on living my life this way, I must be real
It's the only way for me to feel that I'm truly free
From the life of an altered reality

Now since the day I stood tall, I took heed of the call
To be myself and that's how I'll always be
No longer living in lies, time has come for the truth to arise, now I'm free
From the life of an altered reality
Track Name: One Minute Silence
Another candle lit, black ribbon on the wall
A country’s nation cries, protests in city hall
Innocence shot dead for a piece of land through time
All for an independent state, where will they draw the line?

Nobody saved us in a world that lost control
Hard to believe in truth and justice anymore
Searching for reason, look at the human race
One minute silence to respect those gone before

Two days on death row, covered on TV
Cries for hostage’s release and one side to concede
But we all knew it was coming, they won’t give in to blackmail
As the shot rings out, we’ll always fail

Nobody saved us in a world that lost control
Hard to believe in truth and justice anymore
Searching for reason, look at the human race
One minute silence to respect those gone before

Why are we living in a world so out of control?
I can't believe in truth and justice anymore
Searching for reason, look at the human race
One minute silence to respect those gone before
Track Name: Change in the Iris
A picture in black, a burning nightmare
harbouring the clay of my heart
Sins of the unborn, giving to Hades
You comfort me, soul to hold
Granting you power of control
Soft yielding flesh that you provide
A burning nightmare

You give to me what you took from yourself
You're broken inside, you'll never be whole
Driven back by you conscience
You're giving it all

The passage of time, a change in the iris
The clutches of cold in my heart
Forgive and forgotten and never spoke of
I reject the soul you once knew
Taking control, forcing you over
The guilt that flesh provides
A change in the iris

You're broken inside, you'll never be whole
Driven back by your conscience, you're giving it all
Track Name: Swimming with Sharks
Threat is all around
Sharks on higher ground
Circling for bait
Knocking at the gate

I believe that we can light the sky
High above the deep blue sea
If we drop beneath the safety line
You'll be there to stop us falling down

Promises abound
Reaching higher ground
Blood drips from the sweat
They come crashing in through the iron gates

I believe that we can light the sky
High above the deep blue sea
If we drop beneath the safety line
You'll be there to stop us falling
(save us when we're falling)
there to catch us falling down
Track Name: Back to the Old School
A revolution to the old school days
Raise a clenched fist and bang your heads
A senior class of raising hell and bleeding ears
Born into madness, taught through the golden years

Heroes sang of devils and crazy times
A little too much for the sober minds
An ever constant, the lifeblood in our veins
This is our history and always will remain

Throw your hands up, feel the Rage inside of you
This is who we are and are proud to be
Crank it up now, feel the noise take over you
Take it back, back to the old school
Track Name: Through the Inner Eye [live] (*bonus track)
Quiet reflection, taking in the view
Reading between the criticising few
Who to trust and what to listen to
Darkness surrounds searching for the truth

In the depths of secret thought
March the shadows of doubt
Looking through the Inner Eye
Who am I anyway?

Wandering questions occupy the mind
Struggle for balance, imitation by design
Who to trust and what to listen to
Darkness surrounds searching for the truth

In the depths of secret thought
March the shadows of doubt
Looking through the inner eye
Who am I anyway?
Track Name: Overkill [live] (*bonus track)
Only way to feel the noise is when it's good and loud
So good I can't believe it screaming with the crowd
Don't sweat it, get it back to you
Don't sweat it, get it back to you
Overkill, Overkill, Overkill

On your feet you feel the beat, it goes straight to your spine
Shake your head you must be dead if it don't make you fly
Don't sweat it, get it back to you
Don't sweat it, get it back to you
Overkill, Overkill, Overkill

Know your body's made to move, feel it in your guts
Rock 'n' roll ain't worth the name if it don't make you strut
Don't sweat it, get it back to you
Don't sweat it, get it back to you
Overkill, Overkill, Overkill