KING KOBRA - THRILL OF A LIFETIME GERMANY / Netherlands 12" LP ALBUM VINYL

This album "KING KOBRA - Thrill of a Lifetime" is the second album by the band King Kobra, released in 1986 by Capitol Records. This web page has photos of album covers, inner sleeves, record labels together with production details, musicians and track-listing.

 

Front Cover Photo Of KING KOBRA - III ( German Release )

Music Genre:

Hard Rock 
Album Production information: 

The album: "KING KOBRA - thrill of a Lifetime" was produced by: Carmine Appice and Duane Hitchins with Spencer Proffer for Pasha

Spencer Proffer is an American media and record producer. Proffer produced the first heavy metal record, Quiet Riot's Metal Health , to reach number 1 on the Billboard 200 chart. Proffer has produced and arranged over 200 albums, many of which have achieved gold and platinum-selling status, produced or executive-produced. Proffer was also founder of the Pasha Record company.

Sound/Recording Engineer(s): Bill Cooper American Recording Company, Woodland Hills, CA, USA and Hanspeter Huber

Album cover design: King Kobra and Alan Miller

Record Label Information:

CAPITOL 1C 064-24 0522 1

Media Format:

12" LP Vinyl Stereo Gramophone Record
Total Album (Cover+Record) weight: 230 gram  

Year & Country:

1986 Germany / Netherlands
Personnel/Band Members and Musicians on: KING KOBRA - Thrill of a Lifetime
    Band-members, Musicians and Performers
  • Bass, Backing Vocals – Johnny Rod ( Johnny Rod (real-name John Tumminello) played bass in "King Kobra" before joining W.A.S.P in 1986.)
  • Drums, Percussion, Backing Vocals – Carmine Appice

    Carmine Appice (born 15 December1946) is an American rock drummer. He is best known for his associations with Vanilla Fudge; Cactus; the power trio Beck, Bogert & Appice; Rod Stewart; King Kobra; and Blue Murder. He is also Vinny Appice's older brother.

    Appice received classical music training, and was influenced early on by the work of jazz drummers Buddy Rich and Gene Krupa. Appice first came to prominence as the drummer with the late 1960s psychedelic band Vanilla Fudge. He contributed distinctive background harmonies with bassist Tim Bogert. After five albums, the pair left Vanilla Fudge to form the blues rock quartet Cactus, with vocalist Rusty Day and guitarist Jim McCarty.

    In 1972, Appice and Bogert formed the power trio Beck, Bogert & Appice with guitarist Jeff Beck. The band released two albums, Beck, Bogert & Appice (1972) and Triumvirate (1974), before disbanding.

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    In 1976, Appice joined Rod Stewart's band, touring, recording, and writing two of Stewart's biggest hits, "Do Ya Think I'm Sexy" and "Young Turks". He left Stewart to record his first solo album, Rockers (1977), and tour Japan and North America with an all-star band.

    In the early 1980s, Appice toured with Ozzy Osbourne and Ted Nugent. In the mid-1980s, he formed King Kobra for two Capitol albums and international touring. And in the late 1980s, Carmine played on a Pink Floyd record Momentary Lapse of Reason (1987) and formed Blue Murder with Whitesnake's John Sykes and The Firm's Tony Franklin.

    In the 1990s, Appice continued to record and tour with various artists, including Leslie West, Jeff Beck, and Vanilla Fudge. He also released several solo albums, including Carmine Appice's Guitar Zeus (2019) and Energy Overload (2021).

    Appice is a highly respected drummer who has been praised for his technical skill, versatility, and creativity. He is considered one of the most influential drummers in rock history and has been inducted into the Classic Drummer Hall of Fame (2013) and the Modern Drummer Hall of Fame (2014).

    Appice is married to radio personality Leslie Gold and lives in New York City. He has two children from a previous marriage.

    Here are some of Carmine Appice's most notable achievements:

    • nducted into the Classic Drummer Hall of Fame in 2013
    • Inducted into the Modern Drummer Hall of Fame in 2014
    • Played with Vanilla Fudge, Cactus, Beck, Bogert & Appice, Rod Stewart, King Kobra, and Blue Murder
    • Recorded over 40 albums
    • Released several solo albums
    • Taught drumming clinics and workshops worldwide
    • Authored several books on drumming
    • Considered one of the most influential drummers in rock history
    Carmine Appice is a true legend of rock drumming. He has influenced countless drummers over the years and continues to be a force in the music industry.

  • Guitar [Lead & Rhythm], Backing Vocals – David Michael-Philips, Mick Sweda
  • Keyboards [Guest] – Duane Hitchings
  • Lead Vocals, Backing Vocals – Mark Free
Complete Track-listing of the album "KING KOBRA - Thrill of a Lifetime"

The detailed tracklist of this record "KING KOBRA - Thrill of a Lifetime" is:

    Track-listing Side One:
  1. Second Time Around 4:05
  2. Dream On 4:27
  3. Feel The Heat 3:56
  4. Thrill Of A Lifetime 4:08
  5. Only The Strong Will Survive 3:58
    Track-listing Side Two:
  1. Iron Eagle (Never Say Die) 3:30
  2. Home Street Home 4:20
  3. Over Night Sensation 4:18
  4. Raise Your Hands To Rock 3:44
  5. Party Animal 3:53

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Front Cover Photo Of KING KOBRA - III ( German Release )
Front Cover Photo Of KING KOBRA - III ( German Release )

 

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Photo Of The Back Cover KING KOBRA - III ( German Release )
Photo of album back cover KING KOBRA - III ( German Release )

The artwork illustration on the album cover, represents a nude woman drawn with neon lights. 

Photo One Of The Original Custom Inner Sleeve KING KOBRA - III ( German Release )
Photo One Of The Original Custom Inner Sleeve KING KOBRA - III ( German Release )

 

Photo Two of the original custom inner sleeve KING KOBRA - III ( German Release )
Photo Two of the original custom inner sleeve  KING KOBRA - III ( German Release )

 

Close up of record's label KING KOBRA - III ( German Release ) Side One:
Close up of record's label KING KOBRA - III ( German Release ) Side One

 

Close up of record's label KING KOBRA - III ( German Release ) Side Two:
Close up of record's label KING KOBRA - III ( German Release ) Side Two