Bloody Rajahs (2015 Remaster)

by The Bloody Rajahs

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The Bloody Rajahs was Chris Bradford's post-Heroes project, following the release of Heroes debut album "Border Raiders". Involving Heroes band mates Mark Hankins and Pete Lennon, the band recorded two brilliant, bombastic tracks with at once jubilant and scathing, ironic lyrics that suck you in and share guilty secrets. Music that invites you to laugh and cry.
This EP also includes live versions of those tracks, and three other Chris Bradford original tracks recorded at various studios.
The music video for the song "Bloody Rajahs" directed by Norman Goodman, and filmed at Hamper Mill, is included as a bonus item with this EP.

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released October 13, 2014

All songs written by Chris Bradford except Stormproof by Chris Bradford and Mike Vernon

1. Bloody Rajahs and 2. Bombay Boys ~ Chris Bradford - Lead vocals, guitar / Mark Hankins - Guitar, vocals / Pete Lennon - Lead guitar / Adam Sieff - bass guitar

3. Stormproof ~ Chris Bradford - Lead vocals. Mark Hankins - Lead guitar. Recorded at Mike Vernon's studio, Walton on Thames, UK

4. Cry Away ~ Recorded at Phonogram Studio, Marble Arch, London early eighties. Guitar and vocals Chris Bradford. Two engineers, Brian and Chris, had worked on The Heroes second album.

5. Colour My Hair ~ Recorded at Phonogram Studio, Marble Arch, London early eighties. Guitar and vocals Chris Bradford. Two engineers, Brian and Chris, had worked on The Heroes second album. Fellow Nite Owl, Bias Boshell played Piano.

6. Bloody Rajahs (live) and 7. Bombay Boys (live) ~ Live versions recorded at The Turbine House. Chris Bradford - Lead vocals, guitar / Mark Hankins - Guitar, vocals / Pete Lennon - Lead guitar / Adam Sieff - bass guitar

2015 Remaster by LANDR

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Chris Bradford England, UK

Chris Bradford is a British musician and songwriter, best known for being the lead vocalist and songwriter in the British rock band The Heroes, and founding member of the singer songwriting trio, Bardot.
Bardot's album "Rockin In Rhythm" was released in 1978 on RCA, and The Heroes' "Border Raiders" in 1980 on Polydor.
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Track Name: Bloody Rajahs
She said she used to hang around with the rich and famous, Kings and Rajahs,
Hoola Balls..
I met her in the gutter she was drunk and swearing,
Lying there like a dirty rag doll..
"Bloody Rajahs" mumbled she "messed me up and used me,
set me up and kicked me out"...

Bloody Rajahs !

She said they used to dress her up like a Zulu princess, Toucan head dress,
bones and things..
To put a wiggle in her hips and make her jewels jingle, black eyed Rajahs,
Jumping Kings..
"Bloody Rajahs" mumbled she "messed me up, abused me,
set me up then boot me out"

Bloody Rajahs !
Track Name: Bombay Boys
Bombay Boys would do any thing for a pound..
Bombay Boys could pick your pocket and you wouldn't even hear a sound..
Bombay Boys have Mothers and Sisters to support..

Bombay Girls learn very early how to wiggle when they walk..
Bombay Girls are taught by Mothers who are versed in the art..
Bombay Girls don't go hungry if they're smart ...

When you've got no choice and you hear the growl of your little baby brother
and his starving howl, you steal like the Bombay Boys..

Bombay Boys creep like shadows of dogs in the night..
Bombay Boys learn very early the advantage of the dirty fighter, huh!
Bombay Boys have Mothers and Sisters to support..

Remember the Rajahs,the white and brown..
Brought the whole bloody Nation tumbling down..
You feel for the Bombay Boys.. Bombay Boys.
Track Name: Stormproof
This girl's pulling her weight, she wants
To really make it work this time
This girl's had enough of layin' down and cryin'
This girl's now jumpin' around like somebody set her feet on fire
This girl's now doing her best when she
Could've laid down and died..
She thought she'd had enough of rock 'n' roll.

She was stormproof to emotion
Stormproof to the blues
Stormproof on any ocean
Stormproof to the blues.

This not girl's kickin' herself for any time
Or stuff she's blown, no regrets..
This girl's developed a taste for being on her own.
This girl's not aware of time she decided
She ain't gonna get old, gotta stay young
Everthing gonna turn out fine, everything's
Gonna unfold
She thought she'd had enough of rock 'n' roll..

She was stormproof to emotion
Stormproof to the blues
Stormproof on any ocean
Stormproof to the blues.
Track Name: Cry Away (bonus track from King Rajah Chris)
They didn't try to paint a pretty picture,
They just wrote down the facts
"We're sorry your man's been lost in action, and is never coming back."
How long will she cry for?
For how long will she grieve?
She will not forget her anger
When she begged him not to leave.

Oomah Oomah cry away.
Oomah Oomah cry away your tears.

The home she loved and cared for,
Is now an empty shell.
The feelings have all disappeared and her spirit's gone as well.
And everything is useless, tho' relations rally round,
She must serve her lonely sentence,
For her love on foreign ground.

Oomah Oomah cry away.
Oomah Oomah cry away your tears.
Track Name: Colour My Hair (bonus track from King Rajah Chris)
Caught me when I was not thinking,
And I found myself sat in a chair,
And I felt like I'd been up all night drinking,
Tho' I can't remember how I got there.
She dyed and colored my hair.

Burgundy and bright magenta
with a Peacock for a pony tail
and a subtle flash of crimson splendor.
She dyed and colored my hair.


"I wasn't looking out.
I really didn't care.
Wish she'd took a photo of the colour of my hair.
I wasn't looking out
I let her have her way.
Technicolour hair-do all around my face."

Caught me when I wasn't aware . . .
She dyed and colored my hair.


"I let her try it out.
I let her go to town.
This hair-do is an art form.
A multi coloured crown.
I wasn't looking out
I let her have her way.
Wish she'd took a photo to remind me of the day"

She caught me when I wasn't aware . . .
She dyed and colored my hair.
Track Name: Bloody Rajahs (Live Version)
She said she used to hang around with the rich and famous, Kings and Rajahs,
Hoola Balls..
I met her in the gutter she was drunk and swearing,
Lying there like a dirty rag doll..
"Bloody Rajahs" mumbled she "messed me up and used me,
set me up and kicked me out"...

Bloody Rajahs !

She said they used to dress her up like a Zulu princess, Toucan head dress,
bones and things..
To put a wiggle in her hips and make her jewels jingle, black eyed Rajahs,
Jumping Kings..
"Bloody Rajahs" mumbled she "messed me up, abused me,
set me up then boot me out"

Bloody Rajahs !
Track Name: Bombay Boys (Live Version)
Bombay Boys would do any thing for a pound..
Bombay Boys could pick your pocket and you wouldn't even hear a sound..
Bombay Boys have Mothers and Sisters to support..

Bombay Girls learn very early how to wiggle when they walk..
Bombay Girls are taught by Mothers who are versed in the art..
Bombay Girls don't go hungry if they're smart ...

When you've got no choice and you hear the growl of your little baby brother
and his starving howl, you steal like the Bombay Boys..

Bombay Boys creep like shadows of dogs in the night..
Bombay Boys learn very early the advantage of the dirty fighter, huh!
Bombay Boys have Mothers and Sisters to support..

Remember the Rajahs,the white and brown..
Brought the whole bloody Nation tumbling down..
You feel for the Bombay Boys.. Bombay Boys.

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