Buster Poindexter (album)

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Buster Poindexter
Studio album by Buster Poindexter
Released July 7, 1987
Genre Lounge music/Calypso music
Length 40:19
Label RCA Records
Producer Hank Medress
Buster Poindexter chronology
Sweet Revenge
(1984)
Buster Poindexter
(1987)
Buster Goes Berserk
(1989)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.0/5 stars link
Rolling Stone (positive) link

Buster Poindexter is an eponymous album released by RCA Records in 1987 by Buster Poindexter, the alter ego of New York Dolls frontman David Johansen. Johansen re-recorded the track "Heart of Gold" as Buster Poindexter, which originally appeared on Johansen's 1981 solo album Here Comes the Night. The song "Hot Hot Hot" was a Billboard single and received heavy play on MTV.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Smack Dab in the Middle" - 3:52 (Chuck Calhoun, Michael Mains: Singing Ethel Merman in the Background)
  2. "Bad Boy" - 3:07 (Avon Long, Lil Hardin Armstrong)
  3. "Hot Hot Hot" - 4:07 (Alphonsus "Arrow" Cassell)
  4. "Are You Lonely for Me, Baby?" - 3:38 (Bert Berns)
  5. "Screwy Music" - 3:17 (Jimmie Lunceford)
  6. "Good Morning Judge" - 3:37 (Louis Innis, Wynonie Harris)
  7. "Oh Me, Oh My (I'm a Fool for You Baby)" - 3:52 (Jim Doris)
  8. "Whadaya Want?" - 2:44 (Jerry Leiber, Mike Stoller)
  9. "House of the Rising Sun" - 3:40 (trad. credited to Josh White; Terry Holmes)
  10. "Cannibal" - 4:45 (David Johansen)
  11. "Heart of Gold" - 4:40 (David Johansen)

Personnel[edit]

  • Buster Poindexter - vocals
  • Patti Scialfa - background vocals
  • Crispin Cioe - alto & baritone saxophone
  • Joe Delia - organ, piano
  • Bob Funk - trombone
  • Tony Garnier - bass
  • Carl Hall - background vocals
  • Arno Hecht - tenor saxophone
  • Paul Litteral - trumpet
  • Brian Koonin - guitar, banjo, mandolin
  • Lisa Lowell - background vocals
  • Tony Machine - drums
  • Louise Bethune - background vocals
  • Fred Wolcott - percussion
  • Larry Poindexter - accordion

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