ONE MAN ARMY

by GINN

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All songs written and performed by Scott Ginn
Recorded at Montreux Studios, Sydney - 1985-86. Remastered by Scott Ginn at Mazz-XT Music - March 2016.

The Ginn - One Man Army LP was originally released on vinyl in 1986 as an independent release through Montreux Records. It was Scott Ginn's first solo release, being an album of pure hard rock and recorded at his own Montreux Studios in Sydney, Australia. For this 30th Anniversary re-release Scott has remastered all the original album tracks and added two additional bonus tracks that were recorded around the same time as the album.

Reviews:
"Originally released in 1986 and re-released this year on its 30th Anniversary Scott Ginn’s ‘One Man Army’ still sounds damned good today. Indeed find me a Hard Rock album from any continent from 1986 that sounds this good." - Mark Rockpit - The Rockpit
"Scott Ginn is a fine guitarist and could show a few English bands what playing rhythm guitar is all about. Each instrument is beautifully layered and crystal clear. The kind of thing you want to do a Malcolm Young impersonation in front of the mirror to as you grip your tennis racquet in your sweaty palm." "At the right volume this album gets better and better. I turned it up on second hearing to eleven and 'Torment in Tehran' got better and better." - Mr. Savage - Metal Hammer 1987
"One Man Army is a very good introduction to one of Australia's superior hard rock musicians." - Scott Howlett - XPress W.A. Oct 1987

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released August 29, 2016

Album engineered and produced by Scott Ginn

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Mazz-XT Sydney, Australia

Explosive new rock in the tradition of the Classics. Turn it up, juice the Mazz! Mazz-XT is the solo project of Sydney- based musician Scott Ginn. ’At the brink of eternity’ is the debut Mazz-XT album and is Ginn’s first album in more than 20 years. It's ten power-packed new original tunes, influenced by classic rock artists like Led Zeppelin, Deep Purple, Bad Company, Aerosmith and Black Sabbath. ... more

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Track Name: Torment in Tehran
Hi-jack city in the dark of night
Desert stretches out beyond our sight
Terror of their mission, another mystery flight
Across the sea, toward the fading light

The world looks on in anger
The hostage cries to sleep
Victim of a bloody circumstance
No-one gives a damn
For the terror in Tehran

Torment in Tehran
Torment in Tehran
Torment in Tehran

Negotiations on the hour, pressure starts to swell
The rescue from this bloody airborne hell
Some will die, some may live, how many, none can tell
But the mercenaries game is bound to fail

Doesn't stand for justice
Doesn't live for peace
Just fighting for a cause that has no plan
No-one gives a damn
For the terror in Tehran

Torment in Tehran
Torment in Tehran
Torment in Tehran
Track Name: One hand held high
Spending each working day, holed up inside
A factory condemned in 1955, I don't know why
Check out the gig guide, living in hope
Look for the band, you want to devote
A lifetime to, and that's no crime

Do it for danger, do it for kicks
Do what you want, you're proud of it
You've got your rightrs, no-one can deny
One hand held high
One hand held high

Live for the weekend, party all night
Sweat through the leather, wearin' your jeans oh so tight
And hold your heads high
Come from all corners, packed to the stage
Givin' it all, oh what a rage
It's a sight to see, give it to me

Do it for danger, do it for kicks
Do what you want, you're proud of it
You've got your rights, no-one can deny
One hand held high
One hand held high

Ruled by the moon, live for the night
Just show me your hands, it'll be alright
All in all, we stand alone
Join together, and enter the danger zone
Track Name: Watching the lines go down
Keepin' time with my cigarette
Shakin' like a fool
Gettin' faster as I drink my wine
Feedin' on rocket fuel
You can run, you can fly
But you can't hide your snowcone eyes
You're so sly, and you try
But you can't hide your cocaine eyes
Watching the lines go down

Hot dog, I'm a weak at the knees
I got a loaded gun
Gonna have one helluva time
Lookin' after number one
You can run, you can slide
But you can't hide your loose-head mind
You're so sly, and you try
But you can't hide your cocaine eyes
Watching the lines go down

Well if it's hot, it's alright
Burnin' down one side
You'd better let it run wild and free
And there's only one stop
and you can't get off
You're a train that's out of control

Hot dog, I'm a weak at the knees
I got a loaded gun
Gonna have one helluva time
Lookin' after number one
You can run, you can slide
But you can't hide your loose-head mind
You're so sly, and you try
But you can't hide your cocaine eyes
Watching the lines go down
Track Name: On the end of a string
Hot for satisfaction, mother of pearl
You got everything a man could want from a girl
You got elusive eyes, so shy and sweet
You're so hot, I can't stand the heat
It's first blood, you're playin' dirty and mean
and I'm fighting back with my love machine
Your reputation stands unmatched
There's no tricks, there's no catch

On the end of a string I got you
Bending to all my desires
On the end of a string I got you
So hot I'm burning with fire

Young in the tooth, busted and brazen
It's hard to keep up with the midnight raven
In for the kill, no holds barred
You're mine for the taking, but that ain't hard
I see through your eyes, I'm a distant stranger
You know what I want, and that spells danger
A marionette, from my deepest dreams
The wildest thing, that I've ever seen
It's first blood, you're playin' dirty and mean
and I'm fighting back with my love machine
Your reputation stands unmatched
There's no tricks, there's no catch

On the end of a string I got you
Bending to all my desires
On the end of a string I got you
So hot I'm burning with fire
Track Name: Visions of a dreamer
Night time and fantasy
Step into twilight zone fever
Why such a man of foresight
Misunderstood and made a martyr

All night long, living in a dream
The future just appears
Lost once more, deep into the night
Caught on an endless flight
These are the visions of a dreamer

He's years ahead of us
A heretic in his own lifetime
There's no-one he can trust
The knowledge would be his decline

All night long, living in a dream
The future just appears
Lost once more, deep into the night
Caught on an endless flight
These are the visions of a dreamer

Nostradamus style
The message must be left in code
He feels responsible and has
To bear this heavy load

All night long, living in a dream
The future just appears
Lost once more, deep into the night
Caught on an endless flight
These are the visions of a dreamer
Track Name: Heartbeat City Blues
Written by Scott Ginn
Produced and engineered by Scott Ginn
Track Name: Money can't change your mind
It sure ain't easy to tie me down
But I'm not playing hard to get
I've blown every cent on rock 'n roll
There's nothing to show for it yet
Seven long years is a hell of a time
Waiting for a fool like me
But if it works out, it'll be my shout
And you can start livin' rent free

We've fought through the bad
We've laughed through the good times
Don't throw it away in desperation
No No wooah

Money can't change your mind
And I know you can't take any more
And I know we've been wasting time
Just hold on a little bit more

I know it's a shame
And I tried so hard to please you
I wrote you letters every single day
To keep your mind at ease
I've broken promise after promise
I confess - I'm guilty of that crime
I could make it up to you in a single day
I just ain't had the time

wooah
Money can't change your mind
And I know you can't take any more
And I know we've been wasting time
Just hold on a little bit more

Money can't change your mind
Do anything you wanna do
Money can't change your mind
You can spend up big but hold on to love

wooah
Money can't change your mind
And I know you can't take any more
And I know we've been wasting time
Just hold on a little bit more
wooah
Money can't change your mind
And I know you can't take any more
And I know we've been wasting time
Just hold on a little bit more
wooah
Money can't change your mind
And I know you can't take any more
And I know we've been wasting time
Just hold on a little bit more
wooah
Money can't change your mind
And I know you can't take any more
And I know we've beeen wasting time
Just hold on a little bit more
Track Name: Saved by the bell
Sneakin' out the door like a slick machine
Got to do it right, keep the record clean
Playground duties, take it in my stride
Can't see no wrong, in a bit on the side

I can beg you to stop
But you won't let up
and my only relief at the end of the week
In the nick of time, I've been saved by the bell
Saved by the bell, Saved by the bell...

High school teacher, got a crush on you
And the principal don't know what you get up to
You're wearing me out with my daily detention
If we get caught, it's a three month suspension

I can beg you to stop
But you won't let up
and my only relief at the end of the week
In the nick of time, I've been saved by the bell
Saved by the bell, Saved by the bell...

Did I pass my exams, with your helping hand
I got lessons in physical education
Who'll explain, this ball and chain
Track Name: Hellraiser
You got a big reputation for whipping up a storm
And your mama won't like it, if you keep up that form
You got lips like an angel, you got hips that swing
And you're driving me crazy, you're such a sweet thing

So C'mon, get down, it's a natural thing
Take me in your guardian wing
Chew it up, spit it out
Show this town what it's all about
'Cause you're a hellraiser
Oh she's a hellraiser
Don't you know, she's a hellraiser
Scratch like a cat, but don't put up no fight

I got a booked reservation, I got front row seats
For a sell out performance, ain't no-one can beat
Don't need no commitment, don't need guarantees
I know I'm backing a winner, and I'm beggin' you please

So C'mon, get down, it's a natural thing
Take me in your guardian wing
Chew it up, spit it out
Show this town what it's all about
'Cause you're a hellraiser
Oh she's a hellraiser
Don't you know, she's a hellraiser
Barks like a dog, but you know she won't bite

You're a hellraiser
Oh she's a hellraiser
Don't you know she's a hellraiser
And she'll scratch like a cat
Hellraiser
Oh she's a hellraiser
Don't you know she's a hellraiser
Barks like a dog, but you know she won't bite
Track Name: Heart attack
Out of the darkness, a shadow crossed his face
A brush with the wicked, a mortal takes his place
A turn for the cold, shivers down the spine
No resolution, the end of the line

And like a drowning rat, he clutches at the straw
A final flash of light, the closing of the door

It's a heart attack
Cracks like thunder in the pouring rain
It's a heart attack
Strikes like lightning, now you feel no pain

No rest for the good man, no rest for the bad
Still shaken, has he been mistaken, or is he going mad
and in the aftermath, the flashes fade to grey
Will he ever rise again, to see the light of day

It's a heart attack
Cracks like thunder in the pouring rain
It's a heart attack
Strikes like lightning, now you feel no pain

Heartbeats - faster
Pulse rate - increased
Threshold - advancing
Body's got the beat

And like a drowning rat, he clutches at the straw
A final flash of light, the closing of the door
Cracks like thunder in the pouring rain
Strikes like lightning, now you feel no pain

It's a heart attack
Cracks like thunder in the pouring rain
It's a heart attack
Strikes like lightning, now you feel no pain