Reasons For Reverse (2015 Remaster)

by The Heroes

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The Heroes debut album "Border Raiders" was released on Polydor in 1980. The band then toured Europe, and upon their return, overflowing with material and musical ideas, quickly set about recording a followup titled "Reasons For Reverse". While this album was recorded in its entirety, and produced by Pip Williams it remains unreleased at this time. This Band Camp album collects the recordings from the Polydor Studio sessions: instantly recognizable Heroes songs, energetic, tight, and with a gutsy edge.

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released September 12, 2014

Recorded at Polydor Studios and Phonogram Studio, Marble Arch, London, UK.

Producer: Pip Williams

All songs by Chris Bradford except:-
Company Car by Mark Hankins
Flavia by Chris Bradford and Mark Hankins

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: Last Great Summer (Album Version)
Well we all woke up when the sun hit us in the face,
There was Judy and Belinda and a friend of mine who came from Spain….

We had slept where we fell in the warm shallows of a pool,
A pool that wasn’t deep enough to sink or to drown or to float around…

We’re making the most of the last great Summer,
Drinking a toast with some friends on my mind…
Making the most of the last great Summer.

With the news released that they’re gonna have their “do” this year,
I thought it wise to get supplies, a couple of girls, a boat and disappear.

There was no one at all to salute us or to give is a shout,
Just Me, Belinda, Judy and the Spaniard and we're getting out!

Making the most of the last great Summer,
Drinking a toast with some friends on my mind…
Making the most of the last great Summer.

And we can make babies and songs, and live on this island and drink lots of tropical gongs.

We’re making the most of the last great Summer,
Drinking a toast and just falling around…
Making the most of the last great Summer.

With the news released that they’re gonna have some fun this year,
Me and Judy and Belinda had the sense enough to disappear.
We’re making the most of the last great Summer…
Track Name: Love Pains
In the remains of buildings and towers,
We honeymooned in the weeds and the flowers,
Making love only between showers.
Whoa, whoa – love pains when you do it for hours.

Love pains when you get it inside yuh,
Makes you worry when you can’t satisfy her,
She pats your head and she calls you a trier,
Whoa, whoa – love pains when you get it inside yuh.

Love pains like a six inch nail in the head,
When she leaves you for a double-bladed battleaxe in bed. . .

Whoa, whoa – love pains. . .

Love pains when she leaves you and you know that it’s dead,
But what’s worse is she’s double bloody dynamite in bed.

In the affairs of senates and powers,
She hung around and she did it for hours,
Now she does it only between showers,
Whoa, whoa – love pains when you do it for hours.
Track Name: Yeah!
Yeah, let me put it in your pretty head,
Because it’s something you should know,
And it’s something I just read. . .
So let me put it to ya, then you decide
What suits you best. . .

Yeah, I got tickets for an aeroplane,
To carry us outta here,
To carry us out of range. . .
So let me give one to ya, and you and
Me can start again. . .

Yeah, you gotta make up your mind,
It’s a hell of a way to go,
And we don’t have a lot of time. . .
So let me slip it to you,
You show me yours, I’ll show you mine. . .
Yeah, yeah!...

Yeah, let me put it in your pretty head,
Because it’s something you should know,
And it’s something I just read,
It said Yeah!...
Track Name: Everywhere A River
Everywhere a river flows, people like to gather close,
Like the Mersey or the Thames, ferries on the river bends.
Water power for a city's cheer.
Slow whispers for a poet's words to put into a lover's ear everywhere a river flows.

Every little river grows,
Out into the sea it flows, where people like to build their ports, and streets are built for sailors sports.
Dirty people with the factories, spilling waste all over the place,
They should do it like this not do it like that, cause everyone's a river - everywhere a river flows.

Dry people in the desert lands, cherish her and understand,
White water for the sporting test, slow water when she takes a rest.
A million kinds of life depends on the river and on her moods and how she rolls and how she bends.
Everyone's a river.

Is the Amazon wild and free?
Or are they going to do it to her, like they did it to him, like they did it to me?
Everyone's a river.

I hope I see it in my time.
I feel it and it's on my mind.
Everyone's a river, everywhere a river flows.
Track Name: Jumpin' For Joy
Whoo – she was clapping her hands,
She was dancin’ around,
She was jumpin’ for joy.

Yeah - She had money in her hand,
She was free from her Mama,
She was jumpin’ for joy.

Yeah - She had the whip hand on him
When she offered him the Ruby Ring
On a night she had him jumpin’ for joy.

“Loved to watch the sun come down together,
Laughin’ when the music was loud,
Runnin’ in a wavy line
Never mind…
Jumpin’time…”

Whoo – she could hypnotise him,
With a power that would levitate him,
And a touch that had him jumpin’ for joy.

“Loved to watch the sun come down together,
Laughin’ when the music was loud,
Runnin’ in a wavy line
Never mind…
Jumpin’ time…”
Track Name: In The Presence of Ils
In the presence of Ils you feel big, you feel strong,
And there’s nothing that you won’t take on.

In the presence of Ils you are clean, you feel tall,
And you seem to get the hang of it all.

In the presence of Ils you are safe, you are calm,
Because he’ll never let you come to any harm…
And you cried and you bawled,
When you couldn’t get the hang of it all.

In the presence of Ils…
In the presence of Ils…

In the presence of Ils you unwind,
You let it all slip out of your mind,
And then you feel touched, explored,
And if you wanna make a run for the door
Then you leave me behind – in the presence of Ils

In the presence of Ils..
In the presence of Ils…
Track Name: Flavia
Well I’ve been hearing all the murmuring
And rumours that are flying round…
And maybe you’ve been thinking I don’t know
And that it’s gonna get me down.
They tell me everywhere…
But I don’t really care…
Uh huh huh Flavia,
Flavia’s known for a long time
Uh huh huh Flavia,
Flavia’s known for a long time…

I come around and I moved on into
A different kind of craziness
I always dreamed about a perfect kind
Of loving that would stand the test…
And last a little time…
Stay easy on my mind…

Don’t wanna know about the legal situation…
Don’t wanna hear about this endless litigation…
I can’t keep up with all your new infatuations…
I’m jumping this and dodging that and spinning
Like an acrobat…
Uh huh huh Flavia,
Flavia’s known for a long time…
Track Name: Scared Or Brave
What would you say to me, up on an aeroplane,
If we'd been told it would crash,
What what you think to say
How would you do in a situation like that?

On the mountain and climbing and dangling,
Hanging by your fingernails
How would you handle it?
Would you be scared will be brave?

Stuck in a crowded pub, somebody calls your name,
Threatened with a broken glass,
Would you stand up to it,
Would you be scared will be Brave?

On an Atlantic cruise, over the side you splash,
Knowing that they can't turn around.
Could you compose yourself?
Would you be scared will be brave?
Could you compose yourself?
Would you be scared will be brave?
Track Name: Reasons For Reverse
Even tho’ she’s still good looking,
And she has kept her figure,
He doesn’t want to know,
He won’t discuss it,
She’ll never know his reasons for reverse.

Maybe if they’d had some children,
And life had kept it’s flavour,
But that was not the problem,
Something deeper, driving him on to
His reasons for reverse.

She tried the nights of passion,
And she let go in anger,
But there was no reaction, he’s a stranger
Well on his way with his
Reasons for reverse.

She thought of other women,
And looked for traces on him,
But there were no affairs,
It wasn’t there, that’s not the cause
Of his reasons for reverse.

She tried the nights of passion,
And she let go in anger,
But there was no reaction, he’s a stranger
Well on his was with his
Reasons for reverse.
Track Name: Will You Be The One?
And if you think you've got it all worked out and know the reason for the split,
Well don't you hold it back, just tell me and I'll publish it,
And if you think you know what kind of people you are dealing with..
The men behind the walls, in rooms with leaded doors,
Threatening the world...
Will you be the one.. be the one, be the one..

Will you be the one to hold my shooter,
Will you let me share your bivouac,
Would you settle down with a reformed looter,
Will you help me get my spirit back,
And will you supply me with ooh ooh ooh ooh..
Will you be the one ?

Will you be the one to hold my shooter,
Will you let me share your bivouac,
Would you settle down with a reformed looter,
Could you help me get my spirit back,
And will you supply me with ooh ooh ooh ooh..
Will you be the one ?
Track Name: Last Great Summer
Well we all woke up when the sun hit us in the face,
There was Judy and Belinda and a friend of mine who came from Spain….

We had slept where we fell in the warm shallows of a pool,
A pool that wasn’t deep enough to sink or to drown or to float around…

We’re making the most of the last great Summer,
Drinking a toast with some friends on my mind…
Making the most of the last great Summer.

With the news released that they’re gonna have their “do” this year,
I thought it wise to get supplies, a couple of girls, a boat and disappear.

Making the most of the last great Summer,
Drinking a toast with some friends on my mind…
Making the most of the last great Summer.

And we can make babies and songs, and live on this island and drink lots of tropical gongs.

We’re making the most of the last great Summer,
Drinking a toast and just falling around…
Making the most of the last great Summer.

With the news released that they’re gonna have some fun this year,
Me and Judy and Belinda had the sense enough to disappear.
We’re making the most of the last great Summer…
Track Name: In The Presence of Ils (alternative take)
In the presence of Ils you feel big, you feel strong,
And there’s nothing that you won’t take on.

In the presence of Ils you are clean, you feel tall,
And you seem to get the hang of it all.

In the presence of Ils you are safe, you are calm,
Because he’ll never let you come to any harm…
And you cried and you bawled,
When you couldn’t get the hang of it all.

In the presence of Ils…
In the presence of Ils…

In the presence of Ils you unwind,
You let it all slip out of your mind,
And then you feel touched, explored,
And if you wanna make a run for the door
Then you leave me behind – in the presence of Ils

In the presence of Ils..
In the presence of Ils…

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