Complete List Of King Kobra Albums And Songs

King Kobra Albums

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This Complete List Of King Kobra Albums And Songs presents the entire discography of  studio albums. Most rock fans are very aware of the contribution the great rock drummer Carmine Appice has delivered to rock and roll culture. Most know him from his work with Vanilla Fudge, Jeff Beck and Rod Stewart. However many fans are not aware of the bands that he has put together like Blue Murder and this great band we are presenting here called King Kobra.  Carmine Appice formed King Kobra in the 1980s , The group released multiple albums in the 1980s and then broke up. In the 2010s Carmine Appice put the band back together and released two new albums. Through the group’s career, there have been multiple lineup changes.

This King Kobra  discography also includes King Kobra’s compilation album. All these very underrated King Kobra  albums have been presented below in chronological order. We have also included all original release dates with each King Kobra  album as well as all original album covers. Every King Kobra album listed below showcases the entire album track listing.

KING KOBRA STUDIO ALBUMS

Ready to Strike

Released 1985

The band’s debut album featured Mark Free on vocals, David Michael-Phillips on guitars and vocals, Mick Sweda on guitars and vocals, Johnny Rod on bass, and vocals and
Carmine Appice on drums and vocals.

CD Track Listings:

1. Ready to Strike (5:21)
2. Hunger (3:30)
3. Shadow Rider (4:06)
4. Shake Up (3:30)
5. Attention (3:44)
6. Breakin’ Out (4:00)
7. Tough Guys (4:23)
8. Dancing With Desire (5:39)
9. Second Thoughts (3:47)
10. Piece of the Rock (3:34)

Thrill of a Lifetime

Released 1986

The band’s second album featured Mark Free on vocals, David Michael-Phillips on guitars and vocals, Mick Sweda on guitars and vocals, Johnny Rod on bass, and vocals and Carmine Appice on drums and vocals.

CD Track Listings:

1. Second Time Around (4:03)
2. Dream On (4:26)
3. Feel the Heat (3:52)
4. Thrill of a Lifetime (4:05)
5. Only the Strong Will Survive (3:53)
6. Iron Eagle (Never Say Die) (3:30)
7. Home Street Home (4:21)
8. Overnight Sensation (4:19)
9. Raise Your Hands to Rock (3:47)
10. Party Animal (3:53)
11. This Raging Fire (4:08)

King Kobra III

Released 1988

The band’s third albums had a new lineup with the exception of Carmine Appice and David Michael-Phillips. The album featured Johnny Edwards on vocals David Michael-Phillips on guitar, Jeff Northrup on guitar, Larry Hart on bass and of course Carmine Appice on drums

CD Track Listings:

1. Mean Street Machine (4:26)
2. Take It Off (3:58)
3. Walls of Silence (5:23)
4. Legends Never Die (5:04)
5. Redline (4:07)
6. Burning in Her Fire (3:33)
7. Perfect Crime (3:56)
8. It’s My Life (3:40)
9. Number One (5:08)

Hollywood Trash

Released 2001

Once again there was great turnover in the band with Carmine being the only continuous member after the band had not released an album in over twelve years. The lineup on the band’s fourth album included Kelly Keeling on vocals & bass,  Mick Sweda on guitar, Steve Fister on guitar and Carmine Appice on drums

CD Track Listings:

1. Do It (5:21)
2. Bit#h (3:39)
3. The Gift (3:41)
4. Hollywood Trash (5:44)
5. Jessy (3:43)
6. The Edge (3:19)
7. Watch What You Think (4:20)
8. Angels (4:34)
9. Blaze (4:20)
10. Freedom (5:08)
11. Ready to Strike (3:59)
12. Take It Off (4:46)
13. Here Comes the Night (3:35)

King Kobra

Released 2011

The return of King Kobra in 2011 featured many original members and some new inducing new vocalist Paul Shortino and  David Michael-Phillips on guitars and vocals, Mick Sweda on guitars and vocals, Johnny Rod on bass, and vocals and Carmine Appice on drums and vocals.

CD Track Listings:

1. Rock This House 4:33
2. Turn Up the Good Times 4:41
3. Live Forever 4:21
4. Tear Down the Walls 3:55
5. This Is How We Roll 3:42
6. Midnight Woman 4:15
7. We Got a Fever 4:03
8. Top of the World 4:10
9. You Make It Easy 4:39
10. Crying Turns To Rain 4:19
11. Screamin’ For More 4:38
12. Fade Away 4:46

King Kobra II

Released 2013

The final King Kobra album featured the same lineup as there 2011 album with the addition of  David Henzerling on guitar.

CD Track Listings:

1. Hell On Wheels (6:05)
2. Knock ‘Em Dead (3:56)
3. Have A Good Time (4:49)
4. The Ballad Of Johnny Rod (4:47)
5. Take Me Back (4:52)
6. When The Hammer Comes Down (4:52)
7. Running Wild (5:29)
8. The Crunch (4:06)
9. Got It Comin’ (4:21)
10. Deep River (7:25)
11. Don’t Keep Me Waiting (6:00)
12. We Go Round (4:57)

KING KOBRA COMPILATION ALBUMS

The Lost Years

Released 1999

CD Track Listings:

1. Mean Street Machine (4:25)
2. Fool in the Rain (4:33)
3. Young Hearts Survive (3:59)
4. Your Loves a Sin (3:45)
5. Number One (5:07)
6. Walls of Silence (5:20)
7. Lonely Nites (4:44)
8. Red Line (4:05)
9. Perfect Crime (3:55)
10. Overnite Love Affair (4:00)
11. Poor Boy (You Are My Life) (4:3

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