Careful (album)

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Careful
Studio album by The Motels
Released June 15, 1980 (1980-06-15)[1]
Recorded March-May, 1980
Genre New wave
Length 35:01
Label Capitol Records
Producer John Carter
The Motels chronology
Motels
(1979)
Careful
(1980)
All Four One
(1982)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[2]
Smash Hits 5/10[3]

Careful is the second studio album by the band The Motels, recorded between March and May, 1980 and released in June, 1980. The album was produced by John Carter who had produced their debut album in 1979. "Danger" was released as the first single and landed in the Top 20 in France. "Days Are O.K." and "Whose Problem?" became Top 50 hits (and their only hits) in the U.K. None of the singles released from the album made the U.S. Top 100 charts, but the album ranked at #45 on the U.S. album charts in 1980. "Danger" was the first Motels single that was accompanied by a video.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Danger" (Martha Davis, Tim McGovern) - 3:26
  2. "Envy" (McGovern) - 3:26
  3. "Careful" (Marty Jourard, Michael Goodroe) - 3:30
  4. "Bonjour Baby" (Jourard, Goodroe) - 3:25
  5. "Party Professionals" (Davis) - 3:15
  6. "Days Are O.K. (But The Nights Were Made For Love)" (McGovern) - 3:35
  7. "Cry Baby" (Jourard, Goodroe) - 3:28
  8. "Whose Problem?" (Davis) - 3:51
  9. "People, Places and Things" (Davis) - 2:46
  10. "Slow Town" (Davis) - 4:19

Singles[edit]

"Danger" (Capitol Records #4896) Released: 14 Jul 1980 Charts: Australia #88 / New Zealand #30 / France #15
"Whose Problem?" (Capitol Records #4937) Released: 29 Sep 1980 Charts: Australia #43 / UK #42
"Days Are O.K." (Capitol Records #10149) Released: Jan 1981 Charts: UK #41

Personnel[edit]

Credits are taken from the CD's liner notes.[4]

The Motels[edit]

  • Martha Davis: Vocals, Rhythm Guitar
  • Tim McGovern: Lead Guitar
  • Marty Jourard: Keyboards, Saxophone
  • Michael Goodroe: Bass
  • Brian Glascock: Drums

Production[edit]

Credits are taken from the CD's liner notes.[4]

  • Produced & Engineered by John Carter
  • Recorded by Warren Dewey
  • Assistant Engineering by Richard McKernan
  • Cover Painting by Duggie Fields - "Acquired Mannerisms"


References[edit]

  1. ^ The Motels Information Site - Albums
  2. ^ Careful (album) at AllMusic
  3. ^ Hepworth, David. "Albums". Smash Hits (July 10–23 1980): 31. 
  4. ^ a b Careful (CD liner). The Motels. Hollywood, California: Capitol Records. 1980. CDP 7 48444 2.