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Title: First Strike
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Label: Epic Records (Germany)
Catalog Number: 4694442
guitar, keyboards, backing vocals
bass, backing vocals
drums, backing vocals
guitar, backing vocals
|1. ||Blood on Your Money |
|2. ||Only You Can Rock Me |
|3. ||Travelin' Man |
|4. ||I've Been a Fool Before |
|5. ||First Strike |
|6. ||Danger Zone |
|7. ||Looking at You |
|8. ||Fallen Angel |
|9. ||What Love Is |
|10. ||Thorn in Your Flesh |
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Existing comments about this CD
||Date: September 30, 2001 at 1:34|
|Still looking for this on CD(have the LP)....Jim Jamison singing metal...Works for me...
||Date: October 3, 2001 at 21:58|
|GREAT BAND,GREAT ALBUM, JIM JAMISON SURVIVOR VOCAL
||Date: January 1, 2002 at 12:01|
|Rivetting hard rock from a pre-Survivor Jimi Jamison. Definitely a must for all Survivor fans, but those who are well-versed with the Vital-Seconds-Sleep trilogy will immediately sense a lack of depth in the writing. Still, just as Survivor proved a quantum leap from Cobra, Cobra proved a giant step from JJ's earlier works: the tepid Target and dated-sounding D'Beaver.
|From: Martin G
||Date: January 15, 2002 at 5:21|
|Finally got this CD and it does rock! However, I might make a CDR for myself and list the original on Ebay! Keep watching the Ebay monitor!
||Date: April 16, 2002 at 18:59|
|This is my favorite album of all time - Jimi's singing is great, and Mandy's guitar playing is incredible - he was only 21 at the time! I have the original vinyl, and a couple of years ago bought the (legit -not CD-R) CD from EPIC/Germany online through Implulse Music. The CD sounds so much clearer and punchier than the vinyl. Song material is 1983-era hard rock - heavy guitar, minimal keys, but great!
|From: AOR FANATIC B
||Date: July 27, 2002 at 0:09|
|RAW AND PASSIONATE ALBUM, AN INTEREST COLLECTORS ITEM, VERY RARE! RATING 8.5/10
||Date: August 21, 2002 at 19:46|
|I was disappointed by this album. Jimi was great in Survivor, but these songs are very generic and forgettable. "Looking at You" is a nice ballad, about the only memorable song on the album.
|From: METAL KID
||Date: August 24, 2002 at 21:57|
|ESTE DISCO ES MUY BUENO DE VERAS QUE ESE GAR ESTA BIEN PENDEJO!! SIN COMENTARIOS
|From: Lar in Brussels
||Date: October 21, 2002 at 18:13|
|Hey, I finally found Cobra here after searching fruitlessly on Napster and Kazaa. OK, even if it's only 30 seconds of low-fi it's great to hear "Blood on your money" again - one of the best hard rock tracks ever. Why didn't these guys make it past their first album? Whoever has the CD, please put it on Kazaa - thanks.
||Date: October 28, 2002 at 8:43|
|I love this album, but lost my vinyl several years ago...Does anyone know where I can get hold of a CD ? email@example.com
||Date: October 28, 2002 at 16:14|
|Go to eBay to find this, but they go for big bucks sometimes.
|From: carlos remon
||Date: November 18, 2002 at 10:06|
|THIS IS A GREAT LP...I AM LOOKING FOR IT- I BUY/SELL LPS...YOU MAY CONTACT ME (CARLOSREMON2001@HOTMAIL.COM) IF YOU WANNA TRADE/BUY LPS OR CLASSIC ROCK VIDEDOS.
||Date: December 14, 2002 at 3:32|
|Would anyone know where to get this - I have been told that E-BAY might have it -- would anyone know The_METALLIAN@webtv.net
|Heavy Harmonies Owner|
||Date: December 14, 2002 at 4:26|
|Umm.... dude.... I'm thinking drugs have fried your brain. You can check current Ebay auctions from this very page. There are 2 copies at Ebay US as we speak. Egads...
||Date: August 10, 2003 at 17:00|
|aLGUIEN RECUERDA CUANDO VICTOR MANUEL LUJÁN PROGRAMABA ONLY YOU CAN ROCK ME Y BLOD ON YOUR MONEY EN W FM?, GRANDES RECUERDOS. gRACIAS A MI CUATE BERNIE POR PASARME ÉSTE SUPER DISCO DE COLECCIÓN.
||Date: October 7, 2003 at 8:07|
|Yes, pretty good album...Mandy Meyer played with ASIA later on...
||Date: January 21, 2004 at 0:57|
|This was one of my all time favourites, back in those days anyways. The singing, playing and melodies are great. Much like a rawer Survivor. Love Danger Zone, Looking At You. Never heard their other album, Warriors of the Dead. Anyone know if it is any good?
||Date: February 1, 2004 at 13:39|
|a must survivor fans outthere this guy jimi jamison is and still great vocals performance if you really want to ear this guy in is earlier days you would have to find TARGET they do two albums and there are one of the most heavier vocals work and performance of jimi jamison.thanks
||Date: March 24, 2004 at 17:06|
|KE ALBUM,TREMENDO,EX-SURVIVOR JIMI JAMISON EN VOCALS ESTUPENDO, EL TEMA ONLY YOU CAN ROCK ME , DE LO MEJOR, ESTUPENDO DISCO X COBRA.HABER SI ALGUN AMIGO ME PUEDA PASAR EL DATO DONDE CONSEGUIR ESTE CD O ALBUM. MI CORREO ES , FLAMINGPIE97@HOTMAIL.COM
|From: Big Papa K
||Date: June 12, 2004 at 23:49|
|Mostly a collector item for fans of Survivor and Gotthard, before Jamison and Meyer joined those bands respectively. Some of the songs start off great like Blood On Your Money, Danger Zone and Only You Can Rock Me, but are ruined by a weak chorus. Looking At You and Travelling Man are the two best songs (must be why Gotthard covered them). 5/10
||Date: June 13, 2004 at 0:31|
|Fans of melodic US hard rock will pull this album to pieces because it reeks of every cliche thinkable, but the class is obviously there. The sound on the album is a glorious amalgam which sees cross references to Def Leppard, Rainbow, Kiss, and Night Ranger. A good image and good sound, but the band literally sunk like a stone.
||Date: July 3, 2004 at 2:55|
|Big Papa K- don't forget about two of the other guys in this band- Jeff Klaven and Tommy Meiser; both went on to record several albums with Krokus. Even Jack Holder went on to do something with Degarmo(i think)
||Date: October 13, 2004 at 16:47|
|Much more different than Survivor. HARDROCK with a sharp and rough edge. The production is a bit poor.
||Date: November 3, 2004 at 5:11|
|muy buen album de aor clasico la produccion es algo floja pero eso le da gracia al asunto.Tuve que subir 3 veces el volumen. Como Survivor pero algo mas flojo en calidad.
||Date: November 12, 2004 at 2:36|
|La cancion 3.Travelin' Man la cantan tb Gotthard en no se q cd, pero ellos no ponen nada de q sea una version,weno Gotthard la llama I'm your travelling man, pero creo q son las mismas,no? www.metalkuins.com
|From: Rafo Phoenix
||Date: February 4, 2005 at 22:05|
|LOS COBRA CON UN SOLO ALBUM PARA MUCHOS CONVERTIDOS EN TODA UNA LEYENDA, ESO POR INTEGRAR AL GRAN JIMMY JAMISON UNO DE MIS CANTANTES FAVORITOS, ACA SACA UN ALBUM DE HARD-AOR BUENO NO UNA JOYA PERO ES BUENO, TEMAS COMO I've Been a Fool Before(QUE BALADA Y QUE FUERZA ESAS BALADAS CON PUNCHE COMO LAS QUE A MI ME GUSTAN, MI FAVORITA Y LA MEJOR DEL ALBUM DE LEJOS, TEMAS COMO ESTE SACARIA DESPUES CON LOS SURVIVOR), Fallen Angel, Blood on Your Money, Danger Zone, Thorn in Your Flesh
|From: Rafo Phoenix
||Date: February 4, 2005 at 22:06|
|SIN DUDA LOS 5 MEJORES CORTES DEL ALBUM. POR ARRIBA EL AMIGO Gar DICE UN ALBUM OLVIDABLE Y EL MEJOR CORTE ES Looking at You, MUCHACHO CREO QUE DE DEBES ESCUCHARLO OTRA VEZ. HEY Gor WHAT DO YOU SAY? THIS ALBUM IS GOOD AND HAVE GOOD SONGS. SALUDOS firstname.lastname@example.org
||Date: September 8, 2005 at 21:54|
|I honestly doubt this would get any recognition at all if not for the Jim Jamison reference. This is hard rock in it's most simple and unspectacular form. Nothing that hadn't already been done a hundred times better, and that hasn't been done a thousand times better since. Like a few above, I think the ballad 'Lookin' at you' is nice but this disc really can go without tracking down. Below average hard rock.
|From: Nick C
||Date: September 9, 2005 at 0:03|
|I have to agree there Geoff, for some reason I still have this and I'm at a loss as to why!!! It was dull when it came out, I was at a gig once with my mate (Gunner u reading this bud??) and Blood on Your Money came on over the P.A. and it took us ages to figure out who the band was even though we BOTH had the album, it made that big an impression on us both hahaha! 5/10 I'd say and that might be stretching it a little.
||Date: September 9, 2005 at 8:34|
|Pitty but its needs to be said. This is just a very poor record. Dont go waisting your hard earned money on this one. 5/10
|Heavy Harmonies Volunteer|
||Date: September 9, 2005 at 8:56|
|Nick/Erik - Really surprised you don't like this one. Have always found this to be a really good, solid MR album. 'Travelin' Man' was one of my favourites for a long time when this was released and alot of the other tracks I really like aswell, especially 'I've Been A Fool', 'Looking At You', 'Fallen Angel' & 'What Love Is' . Jimi Jamison is excellent on this aswell. Strange how some tastes differ!!!!
||Date: September 9, 2005 at 9:05|
|And i have tried to like it Jezz. Didnot succeed tho Oh yeah and tomorrow with the Matrex one i will be receiving EZ Livin - After the fire / Street Legal - Thunderdome / Honeymoon Suite - The big Prize / and of course the offical cd of the great Gypsy Rose - Gypsy Rose. My weekend is perfect already
|From: Nick C
||Date: September 9, 2005 at 10:10|
|Yeah ......it just doesn't light my fire at all. To me it just seems a little ploddy hahaha! Didn't Mandy Meyer go and join Asia for the Aqua album?
||Date: January 27, 2006 at 8:42|
|Bueno.No es un clásico como pregonan algunos, salvo por el hecho de tener a Jamison en las vocales, lo que lo convierte en imprescindible para muchos. El único problema con el álbum es que algunos temas son demasiado genéricos, muy parecidos a cualquier lp de aor de la época, salvo la balada lookin at you, que muy bien podía haber sido un single memorable. La interpretación, genial, las guitarras más afiladas de lo que esperaba y Blood on Your Money otro temazo. Buen disco , vale lo que cuesta p
||Date: May 15, 2006 at 8:20|
|Every song here rocks! This seems to be their only album which is such a pity, damn they should have done a couple more. The ballads Fool and Lookin' are very good and so is the rest. Love it.
|From: Carlos A.
||Date: December 7, 2006 at 17:20|
|Bombazo Hardrock 80´s, tremenda produccion, tremendas canciones y el maestro Jimi Jamison desmuestra personalidad propia (como en sus dias como frontman de Survivor), se encarga de hacer geniales un monton de buenos temas rockerazos casi todos y en plan Hardrock STD (estilo proximo al Icon`s Nigth of the crime). Elemental tener un disco de culto como este.
|From: Kim HP
||Date: December 19, 2008 at 10:10|
|Good album. This is good hard rock, highlighted by Jamison's excellent vocals. The more AOR-ish tracks are great as well: check out "I've Been A Fool Before" and "What Love Is" , essential stuff for any AOR lover. "Looking At You" is a great ballad as well. 85/100
||Date: June 1, 2010 at 12:20|
|I love COBRA - First Stike since the first time i hear it on my stereo on cd reissied by the good reissue label Rock Candy! The songs are Hard-Rock with some ballads there. Jimi Jamison make an good work on vocals too,the rest of the band make the work worth every buck you spend on it on purchase. Several people here said that this album are common,genberic,poor.....i don't care if its common,generic or poor....f**ck with all this....the only thing that have an importance to REAL collectors lovers on good music is the GOOD MUSIC....thats all. To this album an rate of 8.5/10
||Date: December 31, 2010 at 7:28|
|I love this cd. Serious work
|From: rick kerch vzla
||Date: January 16, 2012 at 19:42|
|Hard Rock album done by the guy who has done a more than a big job in Survivor,Mr Jimi Jamison!!!...my faves are only 4("Blood On Your Money","Only You Can Rock Me","Danger Zone" & "Fallen Angel")but the whole album is well worth having it...in order to get to know what Jimi did before joining the "Eye Of The Tiger" guys...80/100
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