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    RADIOACTIVE (1978) Vintage, sealed, mastered by Bob Ludwig
    REPTILES IN MOTION (recorded 1979, released 2019)
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    "A total revelation...loaded with massive hooks." - Ugly Things
    "Ranks as one of the best kept secrets of the punk era. " Vintage Guitar
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    Reptiles In Motion features deluxe full color gatefold sleeve with liner notes, previously unseen photographs and eye-popping graphics by Cliff Mott.

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    Eye-popping, full-color 6-panel package featuring artwork by Cliff Mott. Full liner notes featuring interviews with Roger C. Reale, G.E. Smith and Hilly Michaels.

    24 remastered tracks making their CD debut. Tracks 1-12 comprise the 1978 debut album Radioactive featuring Reale (lead vocals, bass), G.E Smith (guitar), Hilly Michaels (drums, vocals). 13-24 comprise the previously unreleased Reptiles In Motion album. Recorded in 1979 featuring guitar legend Mick Ronson (guitar), Jimmy McAllister (guitar, vocals), and Hilly Michaels (drums, vocals).

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1.
High Society 03:17
I remember seeing ladies in the magazines And they always looked so purebred staring through the seams I become a constant gazer of this beauty scene And I had to meet them all because they looked so clean To this distant teen Something in the genes High society, that's the life for me High society, that's the world for me All the animals on this earth have a pedigree And I know that somewhere out there, there is one for me Unmatched, with sparkling beauty Such a sight to see What a well-made, dazzling creature introducing me to her family Oh, wouldn't you agree? Yes, you would! High society, take my hand That's the life for me High society, I’ll lead you there That's the world for me High society, that's the life for me High society, that's the world for me High society, I know the life for me’s in high society You can’t keep me away from high society You know you can’t shut me out High Society High society, that's the life for me High society, that's the world for me High society, spinning round and round That's the life for me, for me, for me, for me Ah, high society Ah, tea in the afternoon That’s what I want to be
2.
Dear Dad 01:38
3.
Stop And Go 03:30
I'm in love with you I see you at the crosswalk every morning Oh, why am I so blue Maybe because you never see me Stop and go Stop and go Your hand goes up and I feel the excitement, oh Stop and go, I stop and go Your hand goes down and I know that it's right for me Whoa, oh, Whoa, oh, Whoa, oh Whoa, oh, Whoa, oh, Whoa, oh When my day is done I’m on the road to you again I just can't control This feeling inside when you come into view, oh oh Stop and go Stop and go Your hand goes up and I feel the excitement Stop and go Stop and go Your hand goes down and I know that it's right for me Whoa, oh, Whoa, oh, Whoa, oh Whoa, oh, Whoa, oh, Whoa, oh At night I dream that you're crossing with me Your hand goes up and then down just for me Stop and go Stop and go Your hand goes up and I feel the excitement Stop and go, stop and go Your hand goes down and I know that it's right for me Whoa, oh, Whoa, oh, Whoa, oh Whoa, oh, Whoa, oh, Whoa, oh Wait! Come on! Whoa, oh
4.
Pain Killer 02:37
She could've been a star Bright lights upon the silver screen She knows she had it made She was seen in every magazine But then the curtain fell down and the lights went out And when the smoke cleared she was left without She had to be someone that she'd never seen Gimme more of the pain, pain killer More of the pain, pain killer, more. She's trying hard to forget Cut-away to town where her agent's trying to close a deal Scandal in the press now the boy will have to cool his heels And now the money's run out and the scene is changed And she woke up it was rearranged She had to be someone that she'd never seen Gimme more of the pain, pain killer More of the pain, pain killer, more. She's trying hard to forget And now the money's run out and the scene is changed And when she woke up it was rearranged She had to be someone that she'd never seen Gimme more of the pain, pain killer More of the pain, pain killer, more. She's trying' hard to forget She's trying' hard to forget She's trying' hard to forget
5.
Rescue Me 02:40
6.
Kill Me 01:12
Go! I’ve had enough and now I’ve had it with you It’s just not worth it what you're putting me through Don't criticize me when the going gets rough There’s just one thing to do if you’ve had enough Kill me, don't you hear what I say You gotta kill me, you know I won’t go away You gotta kill me, I’m everywhere You gotta kill me, can’t you see that I care? Don't try to tell me that you don't understand You know you worked it out according to plan You think I don't know what you're trying to do I think you reached the point of nothing left to do You gotta kill me, till I don’t make a sound You gotta kill me, if you don’t want me around You gotta kill me, till my body is gone You gotta kill me, but the spirit lives on Kill me, don't you hear what I say You gotta kill me, you know I won’t go away You gotta kill me, I’m everywhere You gotta kill me, cause you see that I care You gotta kill me, kill me, kill me, kill me, kill me, kill me
7.
You know what you feel inside I know if it's right, don't hide it We know if we both decide There’s no turning back from what we see Reach for the sky Raise your hands high Reach for the sky You know the penalty It could get us both in trouble Just toss that rope to me We’ll have ‘em swinging before dawn Reach for the sky Raise your hands high Reach for the sky And so the deed is done We're sworn to secrecy, now Yes, we're the only ones If you don't tell, then I won't tell Reach for the sky Raise your hands high Reach for the sky Reach for the, reach for the sky
8.
Come on! In deep, I got it The water's really cold Where’s that killer on the run So tight, how ‘bout it I hold my breath and go Somebody throw me a line Don't you know, she's a mantrap She-beast Madonna's last stand Somebody cool the flame Hot stuff, look tough, you never know when But don't you turn around cause she's on the prowl again Oh yeah, oh yeah Cold fear, he's nervous Keep it in control There's plenty more like you Back off, reverse it Change your mind and go, she’s desperate She's got to see it through Don't you know, she's a mantrap She-beast Madonna's last stand Somebody cool the flame, somebody Hold tight, look tough, you never know when But don't you turn around cause she's on the prowl again Oh yeah, oh yeah Don't you know, she's a mantrap She-beast Madonna's last stand Somebody cool the flame, somebody Hot stuff, look tough, you never know when But don't you turn around cause she's on the prowl again Oh yeah, oh yeah She's a mantrap She-beast Madonna's last stand Somebody cool the flame, somebody Hot stuff, look tough, you never know when But don't you turn around cause she's on the prowl again Oh yeah, oh yeah Lookout, here I come
9.
Baby, baby, you could be someone Acting like it's a dream Can't believe that it's happening to me Not as hard as it seems I know, it's the things that you made me do I know, I’d never leave you, Tell you true Please believe me Can’t imagine of you the same way I don't know if you do And all I know is that I miss you in a bad way Hope you're missing me too I know, it's the things that you made me do I know, I’d never leave you, Tell you true Please believe me Holding on to this feeling you give me Let the magic come through, hey hey Can't believe that it's happening to me Hope you’re feeling it too I know, it's the things that you made me do I know, I’d never leave you to tell you truth Please believe me
10.
I’m giving you the watchful eye I’m making sure that nothing gets by We’ll take you on a ten day cruise And no one will suspect the bruises Follow that car We know where you are If you are smart then you won’t send that wire We’ve got the means to set your pretty heart afire Close inspection reveals you’re starting to crack Why should you be concerned? It’s ok Just treat it as a simple game You won’t know when it’s happening So nice and clean, there’s no pain It’s just a tease A fractured disease If you are smart then you won’t send that wire We’ve got the means to set your pretty heart afire Close inspection reveals you’re starting to crack If you are smart then you won’t send that wire We’ve got the means to set your pretty heart afire Close inspection reveals you’re starting to crack
11.
When I say go you stay When I say sit you stand There must be a better way I'm doing the best that I can Why can't you be a good boy? I'm only here to help you You're causing all this turmoil Everything's upside-down Inside outside You never really quite decide You're getting on everyone's nerves From the bottom to the top I just wish that you would stop It's the only way that you'll ever learn It’s dinnertime again Someone has let you in I hear you loud and clear You're barking right into my ear Why can't you be a good boy? I'm only here to help you You're causing all this turmoil Everything's upside-down, yes it is Inside outside You never really quite decide You're getting on everyone's nerves From the bottom to the top I just wish that you would stop It's the only way that you'll ever learn Inside outside You never really quite decide You're getting on everyone's nerves From the bottom to the top I just wish that you would stop It's the only way that you'll ever learn
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13.
I know what you wanna do You know one and one makes two It’s easy now it’s up to you She’s older now, she’s older now Maybe when your folks are gone Maybe when you’re all alone Can’t you see it’s something strong She’s older now, she’s older now And I know, and I know she gives me a feeling inside And I know, and I know she sets my heart reeling I can’t hide, I can’t hide, I can’t hide I know where she goes at night Maybe if I play it right She’ll be in my arms tonight She’s older now, she’s older now Ask her if she wants to dance You won’t get a second chance Nothing’s stopping your advance She’s older now, she’s older now And I know, and I know she gives me a feeling inside And I know, and I know she sets my heart reeling I can’t hide, I can’t hide, I can’t hide She’s so close, it’s so strong now No more faraway look in her eye I can’t wait, it’s my chance now Won’t be long till the night passes by I know where she goes at night Maybe if I play it right She’ll be in my arms tonight She’s older now, she’s older now Ask her if she wants to dance You won’t get a second chance Nothing’s stopping your advance She’s older now, she’s older now And I know, and I know she gives me a feeling inside And I know, and I know she sets my heart reeling I can’t hide, I can’t hide, I can’t hide And I know, And I know, I know, I know, I know, I know
14.
Well the drummer's on the phone We can rehearse in his garage Someone broke into the van and made off with Jimmy’s guitar All the pros and cons telling you, you can’t miss All the pros and cons giving you the Judas Kiss The label called last week They say they want to see us there They haven’t heard the tunes They like the way we comb our hair All the pros and cons trying to get ahead All the pros and cons put a price on your head, that’s all they do Why don’t you listen to reason? Why don’t you listen to reason? Why don’t you listen to reason? Why don’t you listen to reason? Why don’t you listen to reason? Why don’t you listen to reason? Now All the pros and cons giving you big ideas All the pros and cons developing your career Why don’t you listen to reason? Why don’t you listen to reason? Why don’t you listen to reason? Why don’t you listen to, listen to? Why don’t you listen to reason? Why don’t you listen to reason? Now
15.
Radioactive 05:04
They say it’s the policy Put it out and then we’ll see If there is a chance to make it good Cause you know we have the power Turn us on at any hour And you’ll hear just what we think you should Radioactive Top request, add-on airplay Beaming from the tower here to you Radioactive Pro-rated, contact hot point National breakout just for you When there’s nothing else to do He’ll be there telling you Here’s a new one bound to be a hit Then an oldie comes to you Shot from 1962 Motown never sounded better yet, not to my ears Radioactive Top request, add-on airplay Beaming from the tower here to you Radioactive Pro-rated, contact hot point National breakout just for you Radioactive Top request, add-on airplay Beaming from the tower here to you Radioactive Pro-rated, contact hot point National breakout just for you Radioactive Top request, add-on airplay Beaming from the tower here to you Radioactive Pro-rated, contact hot point National breakout just for you National breakout just for you National breakout just for you On the radio You could be a star
16.
One More Try 02:24
I can see from where I stand it’s all been one big lie You were only passing through, with your alibis It’s alright, tears don’t matter, tears don’t matter It’s ok, there’s nothing else that I would rather do I could just dismiss it, casually resist it If you just give me a sign I could escalate it, or remain frustrated Got to give it one more try Overturning obstacles, overtaking fears Notice how the circle turns forward through the years It’s alright, tears don’t matter, tears don’t matter It’s ok, there’s nothing else that I would rather do I could just dismiss it, casually resist it If you just give me a sign I could escalate it, or remain frustrated Got to give it one more try Oh yeah, oh yeah
17.
No Secrets 03:13
I don’t want to be caught in a landslide So you better go and take the free ride Don’t you wish you could catch your breath now If you do then there’s only one way out There’ll be no secrets here No secrets here No secrets here Anymore, anymore There’ll be no secrets here No secrets here No secrets here Anymore, anymore Listen, if you don't think that I mean it Don't you blink your eyes for a second I'll be outside by your window While you're dancing I'll be watching from the front row There’ll be no secrets here, talking to you No secrets here No secrets here Anymore, anymore There’ll be no secrets here No secrets here No secrets here Anymore, anymore I mean it There’ll be no secrets here, listen to me No secrets here, I can see No secrets here Anymore, you know anymore There’ll be no secrets here, oh No secrets here No secrets here Anymore, anymore
18.
Uncharted waters where senators' daughters abound Candlelight dances and heart attack glances surround The debutante ball it's a star studded scene It's the social event of the year Anticipation and spirits continue to flow Chauffeurs in limos arrive in continuous flow Scented caresses that promise a rendezvous The debutante ball it's a star studded scene It's the social event of the year Anticipation and spirits continue to flow You wanna go? Dreamy eyed kisses and starlight wishes If wishing could make it so Anticipation and spirits continue to flow You wanna go? Ah, come along, yes you wanna go!
19.
I can’t help feeling it stronger I can’t hold out any longer If I confess I’m a goner But you don’t understand I saw you today and it’s growing You’re feeling it too cause it’s showing Not easy to hide when you know It’s getting better every day when you say Make it be over You wanna begin now Make it be over We meet with anticipation Our eyes exchange celebration We try to hide the elation of knowing what we know You know You tell your friends that it can’t be Across the room you can see me As I await the time you give yourself to me completely Make it be over Come on, you wanna begin now Make it be over And at night when I dream We’re driving to a secret hideaway But my plans and all my schemes Are shattered by the dawn of a new day Make it be over You wanna begin now Make it be over Over and over Over and over
20.
It’s a warning sign of a can’t get by refrain It’s a certain clue, sending pulse beat to the brain I’m in distress, distress It’s such a mess, I must confess it’s true I’m in distress, distress And more or less the difference is you It’s a mystery tale with an underlying theme It’s a passion play of the same recurring dream I’m in distress, distress It’s such a mess, I must confess it’s true I’m in distress, distress And more or less the difference is you Now what you said to me Alright, I’m in distress, distress It’s such a mess, I must confess it’s true I’m in distress, distress And more or less the difference is you I’m in distress, distress It’s such a mess, I must confess it’s true I’m in distress, distress And more or less the difference is you And what you said to me
21.
Point Blank 03:28
A stiff breeze blowing from the north has a stranglehold on my throat Hearing the truth reminds me of better times She held out her hand and then I had to say Hold on baby hold on baby Wait a minute Here's something new that you'd better consider now. I'm going to tell you point blank I'm going to tell you what I think I'm going to tell you point blank I'm going to tell you what I think I'm going to tell you point blank I'm going to tell you point blank Point blank Point blank She fell to her knees, she said there could be better times ahead She didn't know that I knew she was lying I reached to my side, I heard her cry out, Hold on baby, hold on baby watch yourself I guess I couldn't really blame her for trying She said, you could attract me point blank You could just tell me what you think You could attract me point blank You could just tell me what you think You could attract me point blank You could attract me point blank Point blank Point blank You could attract me point blank You could just tell me what you think You could attract me point blank You could just tell me what you think You could attract me point blank You could attack me point blank Point blank Point blank Point blank Point blank
22.
Back It Up 02:10
It’s just a little bit funny That I don’t really care what you’re trying to say But there’s no need to get angry Cause it’s easy to laugh when you’re feeling this way I think you’re a lot of talk So let me see some action now You had your chance and walked away Can’t listen to the things you say so Back it up now I said, back it up now Yes, back it up now Ohhhhh Back it up now Back it up now Back it up now Ohhhhh You handed out your predictions And you spoke with a smile while you twisted the truth You severed all your connections Let me see what you got, show us what you can do I think you’re a lot of talk So let me see some action now You had your chance and walked away Can’t listen to the things you say so Back it up now Back it up now Back it up now Ohhhhh Back it up now I said, back it up now Back it up now Ohhhhh And you seemed surprised by the things you were saying You stayed too long I think you better be leaving now Back it up now Back it up now Back it up now Ohhhhh Back it up now I said, back it up now Back it up now Ohhhhh
23.
You’re getting tired of the same old alibi She always wants her own way She never gets your name right When you consider it’s your life in jeopardy You rise to the occasion You constantly amaze me You don’t see it’s no fun You thought you had your first race won And then she says there’s nothing you can do You’re just living in anger You’re flirting with danger You always try to compromise but you never look her in the eye You could control it if you wanted to, he said Beggars can’t be choosers, winners end up losers Somehow the balance is an offset ratio Constantly in numbers Syncopated rhumbas You see that it’s no fun You thought you had your first race won And then she says there’s nothing you can do He’s just living in anger You’re flirting with danger You always try to compromise but you never look her in the eye What would it take for him just to forget it He tried that once just thinking that you let it He’s just living in anger You’re flirting with danger HE always tries to compromise but he’ll never look you in the eye Living in anger Flirting with danger Living in anger Flirting with danger Living in anger Flirting with danger
24.
It was a classified envelope marked from the CIA Hello your services are needed come on down to the office today I packed up my guitar, I grabbed my tie and my suitcase in hand To bring the message to Moscow, the State Department needs a band I said rock, rock it to the Kremlin, rock Rock it to the Kremlin, rock Rock it to the Kremlin Iron curtain lose control I said rock, rock it to the Kremlin, rock Rock it to the Kremlin, rock Rock it to the Kremlin Freedom on the radio Secret meetings and midnight confidantes Well it’s spy vs. spy They know what they need and they get what they want Well I’m caught in the middle of some B-movie espionage If they’d only ask me, I think I know just what they want I said rock, rock it to the Kremlin, rock Rock it to the Kremlin, rock Rock it to the Kremlin Iron curtain lose control I said rock, rock it to the Kremlin, rock Rock it to the Kremlin, rock Rock it to the Kremlin Freedom on the radio I said rock, rock it to the Kremlin, rock Rock it to the Kremlin, rock Rock it to the Kremlin, Iron curtain lose control I said rock, rock it to the Kremlin, rock Rock it to the Kremlin, rock Rock it to the Kremlin Freedom on the radio I said rock, rock it to the Kremlin, rock Rock it to the Kremlin, rock Rock it to the Kremlin Iron curtain lose control I said rock, rock it to the Kremlin, rock Rock it to the Kremlin, rock Rock it to the Kremlin Freedom on the radio

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The two albums by Roger C. Reale & Rue Morgue are a street fight between punk and power pop where both sides win. - Please Kill Me
★★★★ 1/2  - AllMusic.com
"A total revelation...loaded with massive hooks." - Ugly Things
"Ranks as one of the best kept secrets of the punk era. " Vintage Guitar
"Seek this out without delay" - Big Takeover

Includes the fierce 1978 debut album RADIOACTIVE featuring sizzling guitar work G.E Smith, monster drums from Hilly Michaels and Roger's scorching bass and vocals.

THE COLLECTION includes the previously unreleased Reptiles In Motion LP recorded in 1979. Devastating dual guitar attack from guitar legend Mick Ronson (Bowie, Dylan) and Jimmy McAllister (Sparks, Beckies, Left Banke).

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released October 18, 2019

Produced by Thomas “Doc” Cavalier
Recorded and mixed by Richard Robinson
Compilation produced for release by Richard Brukner

Mastered by Scott Anthony at Storybook Sound
Tape restoration and transfers: MARS MagicShop Archive & Restoration Studios, NYC
Multitrack transfers: Greg DiCrosta, Firehouse 12, New Haven, CT
Photos: Robert K. DeRosa
Illustrations & Design: Cliff Mott

Tracks 1 -12 "Radioactive"
Recorded & released 1978
Roger C. Reale - lead vocals & Rickenbacker bass
Hilly Michaels - drums, vocals
G.E. Smith - guitar
Jimmy McAllister - guitar, track 10
Piano on Dear Dad: Michael Cavadini

Tracks 13 -24 "Reptiles In Motion"
Recorded 1979, previously unreleased
Roger C. Reale - lead vocals, Rickenbacker bass, harmonica
Hilly Michaels - drums, vocals
Jimmy McAllister - guitar, vocals
Mick Ronson - guitar

All songs by Roger C. Reale (Terminal Zone Music, BMI) except:
2 Berry (Isalee Music Publishing Company, BMI)
5 Miner, Smith (Chevis Publishing Corp, BMI)
12 Presley (Universal Songs of Polygram International, BMI)
13, 19 Reale, Tiven, Tiven (Terminal Zone Music/Tiven Music, BMI)


RCR thanks Hilly, G.E., Jimmy, Mick, Rob DeRosa, Bobby Orsi, Patricia McAllister, Darlene Cavalier and Richard Brukner.
Additional thanks to Michael Ackerman, Scott Anthony, Martha Conn, Peter Detmold, Regina Downey, Michael Dreimiller, Van Duren, Ben Gant, Tom Hearn, John Lawler, Bob Ludwig, Sal Maida, Howard Marshall, Dan Perloff, David Ponack, Richard Robinson, Lisa Ronson, Suzi Ronson, Steve Rosenthal, Doug Snyder, Brian Stanley and Jon Tiven.

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The Collection features Roger C. Reale & Rue Morgue’s discography. Includes the band’s 1978 debut album Radioactive featuring Reale (lead vocals, bass), G.E Smith (guitar), Hilly Michaels. The previously unreleased Reptiles in Motion LP from 1979 features the legendary Mick Ronson (guitar), and Jimmy McAllister. ... more

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